We’re still obsessed with Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu‘s “Q.U.E.E.N.” and we see no sign of the obsession fading any time soon. But we’re greedy, so we still want to hear more new Monae. While we’ll still have to wait for another taste of The Electric Lady, we do have some new Janelle in the form of a feature on Goodie Mob‘s “Special Education.” We all remember how Monae’s last guest spot turned out, so this was a wise move by Cee Lo Green and his Atlanta rap crew.
While it’s highly unlikely this song will see the success that fun.‘s “We Are Young” enjoyed, it’s still a solid summer banger. The verses are grinding electro rap, almost reaching Skrillex levels of squelching, then Monae turns in a breathy, British-accented chorus extolling the virtues of being your unique, weird, special self. Think of it as a companion piece to 2 Chainz‘s “I’m Different.” Hear it below.
Goodie Mob featuring Janelle Monae – ”Special Education”
The song is off Goodie Mob’s forthcoming album Age Against the Machine, their first studio LP in nine years. It’s one of three new Cee Lo projects in the works, the other two being a solo record and a Gnarls Barkley album.
[via Concrete Loop]