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Janelle Monae ft. B.o.B & Lupe Fiasco – “Tightrope” (Remix)
June 3
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I thought the original “Tightrope” was one of the best songs all year but this remix I think has already dethroned it. All three of these artists are fire by themselves but together this could be one of the best groupings all year. They do tinker with the beat some too, however, they keep the grooving bassline and all the artists, including Janelle who raps on this one, can go off with their flows on it. Go out and get her new album The ArchAndroid which has already been critically acclaimed and will ultimately be one of the best albums of the year.

Download: Janelle Monae ft. B.o.B & Lupe Fiasco – “Tightrope” (Remix)

Janelle Monae – “Tightrope” (Live on Letterman)
May 19
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The new female James Brown, aka Janelle Monae, lit up the stage for Letterman with her new song “Tightrope” without Big Boi providing his verse. She tears it up with the dancing and the shouting to the band and crowd as if she is having a conversation with them while also performing and she also has a phenomenal voice. I was a little pissed that Letterman immediately starts asking for Diddy when she is done but at least Diddy has enough sense when he comes out to give his artist the appropriate props by bowing to that performance. Click the link above and check out the video if you haven’t already because it could be my favorite of the year to date.

Janelle Monae ft. Big Boi – “Tight Rope” (Video)
April 1
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I regret not posting this video yesterday because it is one of the more entertaining visuals I have seen in a long time. Janelle Monae’s musical style brings you back to James Brown and some of the older soul singers and so does the way she dresses and dances. The girl can dance too and I am not someone who normally enjoys lots of choreography in a music video. Her new album called The Archandroid is coming soon and this video has me anticipating copping it when it drops.

Brother Ali – “Tight Rope” (Video)
March 24
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Brother Ali drops the video for one of my favorite tracks from his latest album Us.

Brother Ali’s “Tight Rope” tells a story in three parts. Verse 1 tells of the Somalian refugees who try to find home and hope in Ali’s native Minneapolis. Verse 2 touches on the all too familiar subject of the broken home and the insurmountable obstacles of going on like normal when there’s really no such thing. Verse 3 boldly explores the psyche of a young man outcast by homosexuality, desperately trying to hold up what’s left of an open identity.

Listen to this song and pay attention the words and how Brother Ali explains the verses in the beginning because this could have been one of the best songs with a message of all of last year.

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