Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid (Artwork)

blame it on Shake April 19, 2010

Cover art for Janelle Monáe’s upcoming album, The Archandroid, which finally drops May 18th. I’ve also included a write up about the meaning of what’s going on above, after the jump.

The ArchAndroid Crown: Designed by Zoman Ignatius, the half-elf, half-human mystic, reportedly 500 years ago. According to legend, the crown has several magic properties, as well as innovative technologies that can be employed only by The ArchAndroid. Zoman was a consummate inventor, artist and sculptor, a cross between Tesla and Da Vinci, and as such, he designed the crown to be a work of beauty that would embody the very spirit of Metropolis. According to legend, the crown features prominent Metropolis buildings and towers that will light up radiantly when the one and only true ArchAndroid wears the crown. According to the Daily Horos, this opulent headdress was stolen from the vaults in the Black House, reportedly by 1954, in October of 2715. Several members of 1954 were hunted down and executed for this crime. But the crown was never found. Many claim it has been secreted away to the Wonderground. There is also word that in the year 2010, several 1954 operatives have crafted a replica of this historic headdress to be worn by Janelle Monáe in anticipation for her album The ArchAndroid…no word on whether or not this replica has magic properties… The Living Cyktionary, 9th Edition, 2719

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  • Your Father

    She’s so FUCKIN’ WEIRD and I love it!
    Do you know how hard it’s been for not to break out into sing and dance whenever Tightrope comes on on my MP3 player.
    I got some money aside for this and the B.O.B., that’s for sure.

  • EC

    The cover looks awesome. Probably gonna be top five hottest albums of the year or decade. Bet

  • fuck gaga,fuck beyonce,fuck alicia,fuck .. .emn.. .nicki..fuck



  • 2012

    she know what time it is

  • Solroc21

    Yessum! and co-sign @Your Father.
    “She’s so FUCKIN’ WEIRD and I love it!”

  • She’s weird becuz she’s into that illuminati freemason occult nonsense….every1 notice all these musicians that are into it have alter egos….Beyonce’s alter ego is Sasha Fierce, Stafani Germanotta’s alter ego is Lady Gaga, Ciara’s alter ego is “Super Ci”, now Janelle Monae got this weird robotic thing goin on,,she really aint like this in real life,,,her 1st album cover had hidden occult freemason meanings to it too……oh well I’m still gettin the new album she is talented


    Dat gurl Monae be fiyah. Def pickin up a copy of this shit!


    ^Jonnie, you’ve been brainwashed… unless of course, you’re joking

  • @JonnieHayward , i want the same maryjane that u are smokin right now,please,it’s northen lights¿¿¿¿¿

    but maybe,it’s a tru fact.(illuminati freemason issues)

  • Bill Clinton

    ^^^ ohhh not you too Jonnie. Janelle if any1 wud be anti illuminati.
    but u all have it twisted anyway the illuminati dont run shit. they are a bunch of old white men who run a charity. which also has sum spiritualism attached to it. but they dont run shit. ur fighting ghosts. thats to all the illuminati belivers.

    janelle shes nice but still ive loved the metropolis movie for years I thought she was swaggerjackin but i see she gave it its proper dues up above. her music is good. im just not mad about it. but shes a definate welcome change. maby i shud sit down n listen again.


    this bitch STILL need a haircut. fuck this robot nonsense I DONT FUKS WIT THIS BITCH TILL SHE GET HER HAIR DID

  • @Mr. Chef there’s proof all over the internet that she’s into freemason lol da shit that’s funny is if u look at Lady Gaga at da beginning of her career wen she went by her real name actually looked normal and didn’t wear a blonde wig or none of that and was perfectly calm,,but she was unknown until she sold her self for fame now look at her the complete opposite of her real self,,,highly doubt Janelle Monae is as weird as she acts but dat shit will sell

  • Bill Clinton

    ^^ her hair is always nicely [email protected]

    not every black person has to relax there hair. or use straightener.

  • Bill Clinton

    JonnieHayward said this on April 19th, 2010 at 4:19 pm <<actually lady gaga was always like that. she didnt do it 247 like she does now cos no1 knew her. but from her early teens she was doing mad weird performance art in clubs n theatres. this stuff is actually just the same if not toned down version of stuff she used to do.

  • Yea ur rite she still was a little different but took it to another level with the Lady Gaga personna

  • AD

    Not only is she talented, she is foooooiiiiineeeee!!!

  • John

    You just know somebody’s gonna find a way to call this artwork demonic/masonic at some point.

  • YoungCosby

    It’s funny how everyone on blogs, youtube, etc, seem to know the “true” plans of the Illuminati, Freemasonry, Knights Templar, OTO, ect… They are not called “Secret Societies” for no reason. They feed you these subliminal images to keep you distracted from what’s really going on. The only people who can confirm these conspiracies are people who actually are in them and defect from them. The legitimacy of these people who have “defected” is too be question.

    Now on the issue of Janelle Monae and an being a follower of said secret societies or a follower of some occult philosophy, I definitely believe she is involed in it in some way, shape or form. Her first album was called Metropolis and he album cover is of her in a robot form. Anybody who knows anything about the film Metropolis, you know that the film was directed by known satanist Fritz Lang. This ought to help you understand the meaning of the film: http://www.angelfire.com/nh/stephsrandomthoughts/essays/metropolis.html

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  • radiora

    the bitch is way off the reservation

  • London

    YoungCosby said this on April 19th, 2010 at 5:01 pm <<<young cosby did u ever think shes making a comment on us being the bad guy havin the metropolis allegory? not tht she WANTS ish to be LIKE metropolis

  • Samuel

    oh will you guys shut the fuck up with that dumb conspiracy theory shit!?!?!

    if you are scared of science fiction, then fine, be scared of Metropolis. But either way, SHUT THE FUCK UP. you sound like ignorant jackasses. Wait, not just sound like — you are.

    Give your mind a rest and read a real book. not a website. and understand that you are discussing ideas you have NO understanding about.

  • Samuel

    Almost forgot to comment about the real topic. Janelle’s album cover is great. Beautiful and charming. and great. and she can sing her ass off. and she’s a genuine artist.

  • nahbruh

    bitch need to grow some hair SKRAIGHT UP

  • NesTa

    Do U Really Wanna Be On The Reservation?? Haha

    Im Buying This Shit!

  • Bradley

    “fuck gaga,fuck beyonce,fuck alicia,fuck .. .emn.. .nicki..fuck



    Lmao, I cosign this though…sans Alicia

  • DIggySiMMons

    YoungCosby<<<u dont know the truth either.

    dope artist btw

  • YoungCosby

    To Samuel – it’s ignorant fucks like yourself that will be caught up in the shitstorm because you choose to turn you eyes away from all avenues of information.

    @ Diggy – I never claimed to know the truth. I’m one who ask questions. I beware the man who knows the answer before he knows the question.

    I read more than you buttfucks put together, and not what someone conjured up on the web. The web is just a centralized location for information. I spend most of my time in the library reading good old fashion books.

  • DIggySiMMons

    ^^YoungCosby <<you have absoloutely no idea what or how much i read. cos u have noidea who i am. so ur comment is ignorant. the funny thing is u ppl scream illuminati.then turn around n bump biggie/ross/t.i/the next coke slinging gun weilding artist on ur ipod. ur lying to urself. stop it.

    oh and what shitstorm are u claiminig ur saved from ?

  • DIggySiMMons

    whilst ur in the library pick up a book on etiquette.

  • YoungCosby

    @ Diggy – you don’t want people to pass judgement against you, but you sit there and do exactly what you’re condeming? Maybe you should pick up a book on debates and mock trials before you try to bring up weak arguments. For your information, I do as much research as I possibly can on whatever I involve myself in or let into my life, that includes, music, movies, and all other forms of entertainment. If at any point in an artist career should their ideologies change to what “I perceive” to be misleading to people, I discontinue all ownership of anything they produce. I’m not lukewarm son, and you’re talking to an educated consumer. So check yourself.

  • Joker

    Illuminati died in Bavaria a long time ago

  • Lex

    Not only is Janelle Monae the most beautifula artist of our time, she is simply the most talented. Case closed!

  • Lex


  • Lucas

    I am obsessed with science fiction so its so refreshing to see an artist like Janelle Monae doing so well. I can’t wait until the release of her album on May 18th!!! Saving up my pennies now : )

  • Triana

    Yall are so late. Janelle has been around on the underground scene for a while now. And she puts all these other so called “singers” to shame with her vocal abilities.

    Stop fighting over her involvement with the illuminati and listen to the girl blow. The shit is jammin, HARD! Especially my joint Tightrope!

  • DIggySiMMons

    YoungCosby said this on April 19th, 2010 at 8:41 pm << you were told to pick up a book on etiquette becasue instead of stating ur opinion u thought it better to call me a buttfuck. which is rude. fact. and i called ur view on my book reading ignorant becasue u have 0% information on what books i have digested. I agree your probably not "lukewarm" but i think ur sadly misguided pushing your energy in the wrong area. Deal with what is actually facing you in life not this mist of an idea called the illuminati which is basically conjecture. Its called a secret society for a reason, they are the worst example of 1 if they are who you say, becasue everybody and there grandma seems to know the inside out high up plans of the illuminati. Trust me there are things out there more secretive than the "illuminati". Peace.

  • stussy_kid

    this cover is super sick.the creativity is real cool

  • CDub

    hmmmm… conspiracy theory is like the new Slinky toy. Everyone is so excited about it and can’t wait to see what new tricks they can do with it… but when they realize all it really does well (without hurting someone) is to go down a few steps, they’ll come back to reality or become stupid enough to find endless pleasure in them.

    This cover is simply amazing.

    I think that it needs to be clarified that just because an artist is inspired by a work of someone who has a particular set of ideologies does NOT mean that they agree with them and share those ideologies.

    I had no idea the Fritz Lang was a satanist. Who cares? The movie was amazing social commentary either way.

    Y’all are the same people spitting on Aaliyah’s grave because she did a vampire flick before her death, yet people who have played roles in the other countless vampire/witch/demon/satanic films are still walking and breathing.

    Just shut up and move along. When the Illuminati show up to take over the world and put the rest of us in concentration camps as y’all claim they will, then the rest of us will eat our words and SEE YOU IN THE GAS CHAMBER. Til then, take everyone elses advice and STFU when grown folks are talking.

  • Ebz202

    looks on some Mason sh*t to me

  • No doubt on some subliminal shit but she’s fine.

  • Siddah

    I think the Illuminati just want to show us to that they are there, so we can say they ain’t there ’cause they “secret” like Diggy said.

    They just wanna play with you so you’ll have doubt, but Diggy you can’t change the fact that all these pyramids show up in clips.

    You can’t hide those, all you can do is show them for a little time; 1 second, and you subconcious already picked it up.