Janelle Monae on Sound Session (Video)

blame it on Shake September 2, 2008

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The lovely and talented Janelle Monae sits down with DJ Hypen and J.Moore to speak about her background and inspirations growing up, how she connected with Big Boi & Diddy, the intricate storyline behind Metropolis and much more. If you perfer an mp3, it’s below. The music mix on this week’s Sound Session was pretty fresh so hit the jump for the tracklist and download link. And remember, this weekend Shake will be in Washington for Rock the Bells. So hit me on the MySpace if you’re coming through and we’ll link up.

DOWNLOAD: Janelle Monae on Sound Session

1. Fonzworth Bentley ft. Andre 3000, Kanye West, & Sa-Ra – “Everybody (Don’t Stop)“
2. 88 Keys ft. Kanye West – “Stay Up (Viagra)”
3. Parker Brothaz ft. Big Pooh (of Little Brother), Talib Kweli, & Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall) – “Text Me (Tha Bizness All-Star Remix)” (Local Artist)
4. Jazmine Sullivan ft. CL Smooth – “Need U Bad (Remix)”
5. Murs – “Me and This Jawn”
6. DJ Babu ft. Evidence – “For Whatever It’s Worth”
7. Johnson&Jonson (Blu & Mainframe) – “MamaAlwaysToldMe”
8. Fashawn ft. Thurzday (of U-N-I) – “Relax”
9. Game ft. Common – “Angel”
11. Janelle Monae – “Mr. President”
13. Butta Verses ft. Lucian – “If I Die”
14. Shad – “The Old Prince Still Lives At Home“
15. Now On ft. Buff1 – “The A”
16. The Let Go – “Sun Don’t Shine” (Local Artist)
17. Neema ft. Grynch, D. Black, & Adrian Sims – “Coffee Shop” (Local Artist)
18. Jake One ft. Freeway & Brother Ali – “The Truth” (Local Artist)
19. Wale ft. Young Chris, Freeway, & Beanie Sigel – “Cyphr”
20. Royce The 5′9″ ft. Kid Vishis – “Kill ‘Em”

DOWNLOAD: Sound Session #170 (8-31-08) | MediaFire