Fellow Nigerian, Jidenna, released his now-smash hit of a single, “Classic Man” earlier this year. For those of you who missed it, the track, which was lifted off The Eephus EP, samples Iggy Azalea’s 2014 hit, “Fancy.” Back in June, Jidenna enlisted American hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar from a remix of the smash hit. Today (July 15), the remix was brought to life with the debut of the star-studded music video. Unlike the original music video, which was directed by Alan Ferguson, this one was directed by Benny Boom. Janelle Monáe, Ty Dolla $ign, Roman GianArthur, and Hit-Boy, were...more
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One of the only EP’s worth looking forward to this year is The Eephus, a compilation EP filled with songs by artists on Wondaland Records’ roster – the likes of Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur etc. Wondaland Records is an Epic Records imprint, hailed as a “new movement and recording label created by award-winning global superstar and visionary Janelle Monáe.” The EP, expected out August 14, comes preceded by not one but two smash hits, “Classic Man” and Janelle Monáe x Jidenna’s “Yoga.” The Eephus has only six songs, one of which is a re-worked version of “Classic Man” with...more
Last week, Janelle Monáe and the rest of the artists on her Epic Records imprint, Wondaland Records, organized/attended a listening party for their forthcoming 5-song compilation EP called The Eephus. People who were in attendance raved non-stop about a song they had heard at the listening party, “Yoga.” They were all asked not to share clips as the song was set to be released a few days after. That’s right. Janelle Monáe has just released the Jidenna-assisted hit, Yoga. “Yoga” comes preceded by “Classic Man,” a song many have called an “instant hit.” “Yoga” is no different. The soaring ballad...more
In May, Janelle Monáe and everyone else signed to her Epic Records imprint (Wondaland Records), will release a 5-song compilation EP called The Eephus. Tracks on the EP include Jidenna’s “Classic Man” and the recently-released “Yoga,” a song by Janelle Monáe and fellow Wondaland artist Jidenna. Released earlier today is the music video for “Yoga,” which was released on March 30. If you ever wondered what Janelle looked like all turnt up, this video is for you. Did we already mention how amazing she looked? Gotdamn! Gotdamn! Gotdamn!
The internet was buzzing earlier this week after news broke that Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records imprint had joined forces with L.A. Reid’s Epic Records. Being the mini mogul she is, Janelle was able to assemble a roster filled with incredibly talented people, the likes of Jidenna, Roman, St. Beauty, Deep Cotton etc. “It’s about the collective rather than individuals — Janelle is the proprietor, but they’re partners with her,” according to Billboard.com. As a newly-revamped label, later this year, there will be a compilation EP,