Janelle Monae graces the cover of the new issue of URB Magazine who picked her as their favorite "girl of summer." What an incredibly stunning cover photo! She's a like a magic little thing that just descended upon us and brings a unique new spirit to the music scene. You gotta pay attention.
She tells the magazine in an interview about her fasincation with science fiction. "I’'e always been obsessed with the unhuman. I’m just very intrigued by it,” she admits, before telling the tale of Cindi Mayweather, her alter ego. "She’s the James Brown, Elvis, Judy Garland and Janelle Monáe of 2719. She and I, we made a pact to tell our [respective] lands about the stories that happen in Metropolis. All the tales I’ve heard from Cindi have been extremely life-changing for me because we do go through similar things. But hers are more eerie."
Read the entire interview here.