Music Matters Daily: Janelle Monáe Talks Lauryn Hill

Janelle Monée Gives Credits to the Queens

Janelle Monáe has always reminded us of one of the greats with her sound and originality, and now we know why. In a recent interview with Huffington Post Live, Janelle set with Marc Lamont Hill to talk about two of her greatest musical influences. “When I was growing up I really did admire, in terms of, like, the music industry, what Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu had to say. I thought that they had a unique perspective, some of their core values were aligned with mine, and I felt as though they were unapologetic about being confident,” she said. George Chapman Jr.

(Photo: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)