Janelle Monáe was born in Kansas City, Kansas, moved to New York to pursue a career in the theatre at the American Musical Academy. Her original plan of life on the stages of Broadway changed and she decided to step into her love for music.
After moving to Atlanta, Ga, Monae met OutKast's Big Boi. She continued to down her own musical and founded the Wondaland Arts Society, a group of artists like herself. from there she would go on to make some appearances on the silverscreen in "Idlewild", she accompanied in the songs "Call The Law" and "In Your Dreams."
In the middle of 2007, Monáe was on her way to release,Metropolis, her first solo album. Her concept was to have a four suites or four part album, and it was to be released to the public via website and mp3 download sites, but when she signed to Bad Boy Records in late 2007, her plans took an about face. "Metropolis: The Chase Suite(Special Edition) debuted on August 12, 2008. Monae's music went over quite well with critics and fans.
Metropolis Suites II and III where supposed to drop in January of this year, but for some reason pushed back. But even with the hold on her music she received a Grammy nomination in the slot of Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her song "Many Moons". Monae is touring with NO DOUBT this summer.
clearly there's no stopping this young woman from her path to musical fame. kudos to you MS Monae for you lively performances, creative abilities, hoping to hear much more music from you.
Omahyra Mota was born Omahyra Mota Garcia on November 30, 1984 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. in 1994 she moved to new york with her mom, grandma, and two sisters. at age 16 she launched her career with Boss Models. she's more than a pretty face, she formed the punk band O.M.I., the group contained fellow models Mayana Mayana Moura and Isabel Ibsen, but the group disbanded when Moura left for brazil to study.
Mota has graced the runway for designers like Bill Blass, Alexander McQueen, Cynthia Steffe, Fendi, Nina Ricci, Sean John, Baby Phat, Heatherette, Jean Paul Gaultier, Roca Wear, Samantha Treacy, Jay McCarroll, and Gwen Stefani.
She's no stranger to the silver screen. Mota appeared in Brett Ratner's After the Sunset,State Property 2,X-Men movie, and X-Men: The Last Stand. She was a wonderful villian in both X-Men as Arclight
She's more than a pretty face, Mota has proved that good things come in three's as an actress, performer, and finally model. she's another one of my sheroes! hats off to you Ms Mota.
the good rach has spoken
DJ A TRAK has decided unlike most dj's who endorse certain clothing lines and even tea parlors to team up with KIDROBOT and DUST LA ROCK to create the "Grateful Bear" an eight inch vinyl figurine,a polar bear dripping with a mythical sense of cool,a pair of sunglasses donning the top of his head, fish in the back pocket, and a square on his tongue that could either be a listerine strip or lsd, who knows? and quite frankly who cares. the bear is so dope. its on sale at kidrobot.com for a low fifty bones, or fish(or whatever it is the cool and hip kids say these days). check it OUT!!!
A TRAK carefully inspecting the figurine
yesterday Beyonce's tour lead her to my home town. she was set to perform at the united center. but before any of those activities she spoke out against hunger with the Hamburger Helper's Helping Hand. who ever knew that anti hunger speeches could be done so fashionably? looks like she mastered the speech in a safari inspired tan shirt and matching bubble elastic hemmed capri, with larged faux jeweled belt, and black pump. way to fight hunger mrs. knowles, my hat's off to you.