Love is in the air as Janelle Monáe (Cindi Mayweather) and Miguel (Joey Vice) connect in the futuristic video for "PrimeTime," off of her latest album, The Electric Lady, available on iTunes. If you enjoy this, you won't want to miss Janelle when she makes her way to Toronto's Kool Haus on October 19th. Watch the Alan Ferguson-directed visual below.
Multi-talented artist/producer Janelle Monae will be embarking on a North American headline tour. The R&B and soul singer recently announced "The Electric Lady" tour in support of her upcoming album of the same name. The tour begins on October 10th in Philadelphia, making stops in Toronto, Portland, Los Angeles and Houston before ending on November 26th in Atlanta. Janelle also delivered her new single entitled, "Primtetime" featuring Miguel. Pre-order Janelle Monae's The Electric Lady and check out the full tour dates after the jump. "The Electric Lady" Tour Dates: Oct. 13: Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory) Oct. 14: Washington, DC (Lincoln Theatre) Oct. 16: Boston, MA (House of Blues) Oct. 18: Montreal, QC (Olympia Theatre) Oct. 19: Toronto, ON (Kool Haus) Oct. 21: Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre) Oct. 22: Minneapolis, MN (Skyway Theater) Oct. 24: Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre) Oct. 25: Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue) Oct. 29: Portland, OR (Roseland Theater) Oct. 30: Seattle, WA (Showbox SoDo) Nov. 1: San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre) Nov. 2: Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia at L.A. Live) Nov. 5: Anaheim, CA (House of Blues) Nov. 6: San Diego, CA (House of Blues) Nov. 7: Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom) Nov. 9: Dallas, TX (House of Blues) Nov. 12: Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater) Nov. 13: Houston, TX (House of Blues) Nov. 15: Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theater) Nov. 17: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium) Nov. 19: Raleigh, NC (The Ritz) Nov. 20: Charlotte, NC (The Fillmore Charlotte) Nov. 22: Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live) Nov. 23: Miami Beach, FL (Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theatre) Nov. 26: Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)
The Up In Smoke Tour is one of those VHS tapes I've seen probably fourteen times. Beyond the fact Dre and Em were performing some of the best music they've ever made in their lives at a time when everyone in the world was watching, I love that tour tape because whenever I watch it I am in actual physical pain from a desire to have been there, to rap along with everyone else, to see all those chicks propelled to whip out their boobies while whaffs of pot smoke literally hover just above the crowd's nostril height. Where were all the bouncers? Its like Aftermath bought them out for the night.If you know the footage I'm talking about and are an Eminem stan -- or hip-hop fan generally for that matter -- you understand how necessary it is to see this guy in concert. It's like a rite of passage or some shit. For the first evening of the 2011 Osheaga Festival in Montreal on July 29, Janelle Monae played a great set earlier in the night, whipping around stage with a cape on, scream-skinging and kicking on the floor while shimmy dancing around the stage just as well as she does in her videos. Janelle's performance was rad and perhaps the following comparison isn't fair or warranted, but the eclectic singer couldn't have done anything to compare to Eminem's solemn and serious bark screaming into the mic, even if she is a more polished performer. My evaluation may be a matter of taste, but it's also one of relatively indisputable global weight. He barely mustered a smile the entire night, but managed to make the 30,000 crowd screamers the happiest kiddies in Quebec. His performance, while outstanding, ultimately mattered less than his presence. Click below to read the entire review and to watch videos of Eminem's performance.
If you missed Shad's and Janelle Monae performance at Canadian Music Week then The Come Up Show has a little treat for you. The afterparty was at Revival, part of a concert series called The Main Ingredient and we caught a quick freestyle from Janelle Monae and Shad. Check it!
Just fast forward to Lupe's part then be done with the video.