INTERVIEW: Janelle Monae Talks Sexuality, Love, Religion and The Electric Lady!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Feature, Interviews

INTERVIEW: Janelle Monae Talks Sexuality, Love, Religion and The Electric Lady!

Janelle Monae has taken flight as the android ambassador from Metropolis with a funky style and an electric style all her own. Her debut album, 2010’s The ArchAndroid (click to read our review) was an eclectic mix of funk, soul and R&B. But it’s the latter of those that finds a stronger presence on her upcoming album The Electric Lady, due out September 10. “With The Electric Lady I did not want to recreate The ArchAndroid, or any of my work. I find that to be...

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VIDEO: Luke James Discusses New Album, Movie, Beyonce & Performs ‘I Want You’

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in 2013 Essence Festival, Interviews

VIDEO: Luke James Discusses New Album, Movie, Beyonce & Performs ‘I Want You’

Luke James stopped by the Essence Press Room to fill us in on his upcoming debut album, new movie and discusses how it feels to be the opening act on the “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” (watch clip of Beyonce here) “It’s been awesome, I am grateful. She could’ve had anybody else up there but she’s allowed me to be up there and this is the very thing I needed.“ Luke also mentions that his debut album will be out in September and that...

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INTERVIEW: Janelle Monáe Showcases New Artists of Wondaland Arts Society at Essence Festival

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in 2013 Essence Festival, Interviews

INTERVIEW: Janelle Monáe Showcases New Artists of Wondaland Arts Society at Essence Festival

One of the cool things about the Annual Essence Festival is always the opportunity to meet new artists, hear new music and appreciate rising talent. This year, Janelle Monáe hosted the CoverGirl SuperLounge and introduced three talented new acts she’s been working with at the Wondaland Arts Society Studios. First up is rock duo Deep Cotton, a funk/rock duo based in Atlanta, whose members are Chuck Lightning and Nate “Rocket” Wonder. They’re noted as...

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INTERVIEW: Jill Scott Discusses Her Two Upcoming Albums, Inspiring Our Kids

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in 2013 Essence Festival, Interviews

INTERVIEW: Jill Scott Discusses Her Two Upcoming Albums, Inspiring Our Kids

In the second part of her press room interviews, Jill Scott discusses her two (that’s right, TWO) forthcoming albums and the importance of feeding our children creativity. The first album, to be released later this year, is called The Lullaby Album and sounds like a very unique collaboration project with drummer Little John Roberts, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge and Andre Harris. Scott says the album was completed in 4 days and is “intended to help you...

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VIDEO: Emeli Sandé Talks Her First US Festival, Musical Influences & Performs ‘Read All About It’

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in 2013 Essence Festival, Interviews

VIDEO: Emeli Sandé Talks Her First US Festival, Musical Influences & Performs ‘Read All About It’

  The 2013 Essence Music Festival was special for UK singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé, as it marked her first appearance at a US Music Festival. The Next To Me singer talks about her Essence experience, and talks about a fan favorite from her debut album Our Version of Events. Sound-Savvy asked Sandé about the inspiration behind one of her emotive ballads Read All About It, a song she says is about “using your voice, finding your voice. There’s many reasons...

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VIDEO: Jill Scott Discusses her Custom ‘Grill’ and her Fashion Inspiration

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in 2013 Essence Festival, Interviews

VIDEO: Jill Scott Discusses her Custom ‘Grill’ and her Fashion Inspiration

Jill Scott bodied the stage at the 2013 Essence Festival this weekend, kicking off the first night of concerts with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence. In the clip below, the Philly songstress performs her hit The Real Thing on the mainstage and then chops it up with the press about her custom-made grill by Paul Wall and her fashion inspirations. Jill was quite candid in the press room as you will see; I thought her response to the first question was pretty...

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