Janelle Monáe: Shaped by Big Boi’s Wisdom

Janelle Monae and Big Boi Watercolor Potrait
Janelle Monáe and Big Boi | Talmage Garn

Big Boi: The Mentor Behind Janelle Monáe

Big Boi has been instrumental in shaping Janelle Monae’s career, imparting her a crucial lesson. Janelle Monáe recently conversed with The Bootleg Kev Podcast’s host, sharing the wisdom she has gathered from her companions. Big Boi and Diddy have significantly influenced Monáe’s career trajectory, and her success would have been unattainable without their input. Be sure to catch ‘The Age of Pleasure tour’ in Salt Lake City. Learn how to win tickets here.

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Monáe expressed her gratitude towards Big Boi, saying, “He was really promoting me. He taught me the importance of staying with family.” She further discussed her collaboration with OutKast on background vocals, her signing with Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon Records, and her cameo in Idlewild during the conversation. Learn about Janelle’s other important music relationship here. Janelle Monae music is not to be missed.

Monae and the OutKast rapper have collaborated on two songs, “Be Still” and “Tightrope,” featured in our list the best choreography in music videos. Both songs are among the best  Big Boi collaborations. Listen and watch the video below:

What makes Janelle Monae’s The Age of Pleasure stand out as the top R&B album released this year? Are there any better Janelle Monae albums?

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