This Is My Summer Jam

I’m ready to call Janelle Monae the Andre 3000 replacement for the new decade, and these two albums the new Speakerboxxx.   Big Boi appears on Janelle’s new album, and Janelle of course appears on Big Boi’s new album, and the production is so mind-blowing and consistent you could put these two albums together on shuffle and call it a new wonder album.

Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (which you can listen to in its entirety on his myspace page) is a wonder, and an easy sequel to his half of Outkast’s Speakerboxxx album.  He finally realized Andre was not going to get his shit together and just went ahead and released a beautiful, smart, sexy, dirty album the continues along the same frame as some of the best of Outkast.

Janelle Monae’s album has been out for about a month, and I still get frustrated with how unbelievably talented she is.  She can sing, rap, write, and just generally kick ass with her own weird, robotic style.  I think Tightrope is the most amazing hip-hop/pop song since Hey Ya.  I have been wearing this song OUT and just finally saw the video, which only enraged me more because I was like, “Oh, she’s an amazing and unique dancer too?!”

And lesser but also cool is the video for the remix:

So get these two albums and bump them, because there’s so many enjoyable songs between the two of them that I want to barf.  I’ve been waiting for Chico dusty for a year, and didn’t realize I was going to get a double album of Big Boi style goodness.

categories: Albums, Reviews, Songs
link to this post: Thursday, July 1st, 2010

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