“Tightrope” f. Big Boi

    Janelle Monae’s long in the works debut album, ArchAndroid, is nearing completion for a May 18 release date, and her record label has released “Tightrope” as the set’s first single. The song is a hornd-led vampy soul stomper, like basically everything in Monae’s back catalog. But this one features an awesome verse from OutKast’s Big Boi, who has been on a ridiculous winning street as of late. Boi’s verse gives this a real Stankonia vibe, which is definitely welcome. Go here to hear it.


    You can also purchase the single from Monae’s website right now. [via Pitchfork