Ms. Monáe is a Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and performer originally hailing from Kansas City, Kansas. Her first featured performance on record include two selections from Outkast's terrific Idlewild soundtrack. In a surprising move, she signed with the famed Bad Boy Records in 2007. Her first EP, Metropolis: The Chase Suite, was released in August 2008 with the hit single "Many Moons."
Her new album The Arch Android, which will include the second and third suites from Metropolis, is slated for May 2010 release. She is currently on a nationwide tour that includes a stop in Washington, DC at The Black Cat on March 15th, 2010....which is now SOLD OUT!
Also: A recap of Dilla Day 2010 at Stussy DC (FWMJ was there!), an endorsement for the new Reks x Statik Selektah x DJ Green Lantern mixtape, and important info on how YOU can help get Subsoniq back on air.
Music from: DJ Jerome Baker III back in the building with new music from Janelle Monae, J. Cole, 810, Devin the Dude, Oddisee, Reflection Eternal, & Freeway.
Tune in tonight for a special interview and freestyle session with TM and Kooley High, plus DC natives Kenn Starr and Nick Tha 1da. We'll be on air from 8-9pm EST with our special guest DJ RBI! (PS - the video above is from TM's last visit to Funkadelic Freestyles in May of 2009 with Oddisee and Kenn Starr).
Tonight we've got a short show (1 hour) at a special time (9:30-10:30pm EST). If you're a college basketball junkie, tune into WRGW at 7pm for the GWU Women's game against Saint Louis, and you'll understand why our show is cut short this evening. Just because we're cut short this evening DOES NOT mean that we don't have a special one for you.
We'll be giving away two (2) FREE tickets to the Thursday (2/25) Tanya Morgan x Kooley High x Kenn Starr x Nick Tha 1da x a billion others concert at Bohemian Caverns here in DC (disregard that Red Lounge location in the flier above). And then on Thursday, before their show, Tanya Morgan will join us LIVE in-studio (at 8pm EST) with special guests Kooley High, Kenn Starr, and Nick Tha 1da. Remember what happened the last time Von, Don, Ilyas, and Kenn stopped through?!
Hosted by jben.ok, Jay Promo, & Unkle Scooty
With DJ Jerome Baker III
WRGW Radio @ The George Washington University
CALL IN! (202) 994-WRGW
LIVE on GWRADIO.COM and campus channel 22
LISTEN (Live @ 9:30pm EST): FF 064 - Win Tanya Morgan DC Tickets!
WRGW Radio's [Washington, DC] Funkadelic Freestyles will be broadcasting LIVE from Dilla Day @ Stussy DC beginning at 7pm EST on www.gwradio.com.
Stussy & Stones Throw are honored to release a collaborative t shirt @ the event that will be released in VERY limited quantities so GET THERE EARLY to grab a shirt.
Music for the evening will be provided by J Dilla and curated by Jerome Baker III. Also scheduled to appear: DJ RBI & DJ 2-Tone Jones.
Refreshments will be provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
jben.ok's Tip: GET THERE EARLY! The "small-ish" Stussy DC store will fill up fast!
Also, hit up the Stones Throw site for info on ALL five simultaneous Dilla Day 2010 events at Stussy locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, DC, Vancouver, & Toronto.