Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on January 22, 2014

Janelle Monae at The Apollo in 2013 (more by Luis Ruiz)
Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae's upcoming show schedule was set to include three NYC shows: a Super Bowl weekend show, opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park on June 4, and the Hammerstein Ballroom show on 2/1 with Schoolboy Q, Just Blaze, and others, but unfortunately, the Hammerstein Ballroom show has been cancelled. "Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be canceled & refunded." Bummer.

In related news, Janelle will be appearing on an episode of Sesame Street. Via Huffington Post:

During the episode, which is scheduled to air during the show's 45th season this September, the multi-talented CoverGirl spokesperson will perform the show's empowerment anthem, "The Power of Yet."

"I am so excited to be living one of my dreams, to be here on 'Sesame Street,"' she said while promoting the episode in a behind-the-scenes clip. "I'm here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of 'yet'. Never, ever, ever give up because there's so much power in 'yet'."

You can watch a preview of that below.

Schoolboy Q

And in more related news, Schoolboy Q has revealed more details on his much-anticipated album, Oxymoron, which is due out on February 25 via Interscope. That's the album artwork for the regular version above, and you can check out the artwork for the deluxe version below. The album is also available for preorder on iTunes, where the tracklist reveals it features previously-released singles "Collard Greens" and "Man of the Year," plus new Alchemist-produced single "Break The Bank" which you can stream below.

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Janelle Monae on Sesame Street (preview)

Schoolboy Q - "Break the Bank"

Schoolboy Q

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Comments (7)

Poor ticket sales? Janelle has a good voice; her songs don't knock me over. She has some decent ones, but I don't think the support is there for a Hammerstein show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2014 6:24 PM

She's pregnant. It's her first and she needs bed rest.

Posted by Hey | January 22, 2014 10:00 PM

Sesame street on the record once again they're not unfading and always the best.

Posted by United Faith Church | January 22, 2014 11:34 PM

Look up my nose. What do you see? Boogers?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 8:54 AM

I don't believe that one bit, 10:00. It's part of a tour, and shes still doing the other dates that week.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 11:28 AM

I agree with 6:24. Janelle is super-talented, but she is not a great songwriter yet. Great live act, though. She needs another hit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 4:36 PM

pretty good...yaa

Posted by Herbst | February 26, 2014 5:22 AM

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