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.
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