First Listen: Janelle Monáe Brings Out Erykah Badu For ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’


Having Erykah Badu guest on a Janelle Monáe track is probably the next best thing to the Queen of Neo-Soul releasing a new song of her own, but it will not do to label Q.U.E.E.N. a pacifier for Badu fans.

The first single off Monáe’s upcoming album, The Electric Lady, this lively collaboration is exactly what it was meant to be: unusual.  Expect to hear smooth R&B vocals, jazz improvisations and rap in a little over five minutes.