Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has a new protégé, and he seems to be more excited about her than he has been about almost any artist since B.I.G. was alive. This is what Diddy told a packed house at Blender Theater in New York last month when first introducing Janelle Monae, the newest artist on the Bad Boy Records roster: "This is possibly the most important signing of my career. I thank God for blessing me with an artist like Janelle Monae." Wow - no pressure, right? Janelle, who's signed to Bad Boy via her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, is set to re-release her Metropolis Suite EP in June, and then her solo debut album, Metropolis, comes out in September. By the way, I'm going to go see Janelle perform on May 6 at the Key Club in L.A. I'll report back afterward and let you know if she's the real deal or not. In the meantime, you can click a link below to stream her Bad Boy debut single, "Many Moons," which is quirky, creative and catchy: kinda like a solo female version of OutKast.
"Many Moons" audio (Windows Media)
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