Janelle Monáe isn’t R&B, hip-hop or pop and her album Dirty Computer is structured to tell a story, but manages to be consumable in pieces. Something that not many artists have mastered in the era of streaming music.
This is Phonte's most honest album, with him opening up on his thoughts about life, health, aging, mortality, relevance, motivation, sadness, and leaving his mark. He's a lyrical fighter better than anyone in the game.
When [Kendrick] Lamar was tapped to produce the soundtrack to [Black Panther] the movement, the reaction was amazing, everyone was excited because Lamar is known for his strong work ethic and passion for music.