[Listen]: Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu Bring in the Funk in 'Q.U.E.E.N'


Janelle Monae hasn't had a solo single since 2011, but the soul songstress makes up for it with this ultra funkified jam. The song, "Q.U.E.E.N" relies on irresistibly funky synths, Princely guitar works, and a killer rap to create a sort of empowering anthem that somehow makes you unafraid to speak out against those who try to throw some serious shade your way. Erykah Badu even helps out with the vocals. The new single will be featured in her forthcoming album The Electric Lady, the follow-up to her impressive 2010 album The ArchAndroid.

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