Questlove Created A 300-Song Playlist for Michelle Obama’s Book Tour

Michelle Obama’s Becoming isn’t just a insanely successful memoir — but its also comes with an amazing 300-song soundtrack from The Roots drummer and curator, Questlove.

via Complex:

“Like a lot of people, I connect many of my memories with the songs and melodies I was listening to at the time,” Obama said in statement shared with Billboard. “From the jazz and Stevie Wonder of my childhood, to Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire as I came into my own as an adult, to Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, and so many others who provided the stirring backbeats of my time in the White House — music has always been a defining part of who I’ve become.

Obama went on to say that she was “thankful to Questlove for curating these playlists and infusing them with his signature style.” 

“Life’s a little better when we live it to Questlove’s beat,” she said.

The whole thing is called The Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy and it’s playing at Obama’s book tour events all over the country. If you can’t make it out to see Obama speak,Musiaqualogy is available on Spotify.  The playlist comes in three volumes, split by era. Volume One runs from 1964-1979. Volume Two covers 1980-1997. Volume Three spans 1997-2018. The first two playlists are meant to be played in order. True to its time period, the 1997-2018 playlist is meant to be played on shuffle. 

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Janelle Monáe Lands A Role In Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Alongside Tessa Thompson

Janelle Monáe has been added to the voice cast of Disney’s upcoming Lady And The Tramp reboot.

via Deadline:

Hidden Figures and Moonlight star Monáe will voice the role of Peg, the wise-cracking friend of Lady, who is being played by Monae’s close friend Tessa Thompson. Peggy Lee voiced Peg in the 1955 original.

Justin Theroux is voicing Tramp, while additional casting includes Thomas Mann, Kiersey Clemons, Benedict Wong, Ashley Jensen and Yvette Nicole Brown. The movie is a priority project for Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, launching in late 2019.

The Lego Ninjago Movie director Charlie Bean is helming the live-action/CG hybrid version of the Disney classic about an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel who meets a streetsmart, downtown stray mongrel. Andrew Bujalski wrote the script for the new adaption, which Brigham Taylor is producing.

Monáe will soon be seen in Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen, co-starring Steve Carell, Merritt Wever, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Eiza Gonzalez, and Gwendoline Christie. She has also booked roles in Focus Features biopic Harriet and will voice a character in STX animation Ugly Dolls. She recently released her third solo album, Dirty Computer.

Erykah Badu Responds To Janelle Monae : ‘I Guess I’m Not Your Type’

Erykah Badu  is very soul yet a hot mess at times lol!

She took to Instagram on Sunday night to gives us her two cents about dear friend, Janelle Monáe, who recently confirmed she’s team LGBT.

Janelle hit the red carpet of the 2018 BET Awards wearing a beautiful rainbow gown.

Erykah posted this hilarious video in response to Janelle’s pride :

Celeb-Approved Acne Tips That Will Change Your Beauty Routine

It’s easy for us to assume our favorite celebrities have thee best skin when looking through their Instagram feeds. But many of them, like the rest of us, struggle with acne , blackheads other skin issues.

Though most celebrities wont spill the beans about their chronic skin problems and many forms of treatment they use to achieve flawless complexion, not everyone is as quiet.

Below , these fab stars dished on their skin secrets to keep breakouts away, as well as the surprising yet favored home remedies they use to get rid of pimples

Janelle Monáe

“I won’t sit here and say I’ve never had a pimple, but I try to have a really great diet, you know, lots of vegetables and fish,” the Dirty Computer singer explained to Glamour magazine. “And I think stress plays a huge part too. I’m a believer that the more I’m giving, the happier I am, and the more beautiful my exterior will be.”

Logan Browning

“For someone who’s acne-prone, that’s coming from the overproduction of sebum and bacteria, which will then cause inflammation, this machine [TEI SPA OxyDerm High-Frequency Ozone Facial Tool] can be used at home at night to kill bacteria, and I use it everyday,” Browning shared with New York magazine’s shopping guide, ‘The Strategist.’ “I know not everyone can, but I’ve been loving it.”

Jhené Aiko

“I take collagen pills, drink Kangen water, apple cider vinegar and take SuperFood by Dr. Schuzles [sic] daily,” Aiko wrote on Instagram in March, when explaining to her followers how she maintains her clear complexion. “I [used] to have cystic acne due to ovarian cyst. The b.c. [birth control pills] helps with that.”

Yara Shahidi

“There is this focus on skincare and having a great base that I’ve learned from both sides of my family,” the Grown-ish star told Byrdie. “That starts with eating well, and using cardamom to cleanse is part of it. Cardamom is great for you and has a number of skincare benefits. One of the only ingredients in Persian tea is cardamom. So it’s really about finding those things, whether it’s a tea or juice, that help supplement your skincare routine through your diet. It’s about making sure that you internally take of yourself, that you focus on fixing more than what’s externally visible.”

Ashleigh Murray

“[My acne was] one hundred percent hormonal, and it was really bad, like huge blisters on my face,” the Riverdale star revealed to PopSugar. Murray swears by birth control, the IS Clinical Cleansing Complex cleanser and CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser to combat cystic acne.

Janelle Monae Opens Up About Her Sexual Orientation

It’s official! Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual and a “free-ass motherf*cker” in a new interview. The artist had been giving hints for days, including in her latest videosin promotion of her upcoming album ‘Dirty Computer’ (out April 27).

Rolling Stone reports: “”Being a queer black woman in America,” she says, taking a breath as she comes out, “someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker.” She initially identified as bisexual, she clarifies, “but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”

About her relationship with her family, Rolling Stone adds: ‘Monáe grew up in a massive, devoutly Baptist family in Kansas City, Kansas, or as she likes to put it, “I got 50 first cousins!” Not all of them know details of her romantic life, but they have almost certainly seen her wear sheer pants and share a lollipop with Thompson in the “Make Me Feel” video. “I literally do not have time,” she says, laughing, “to hold a town-hall meeting with my big-ass family and be like, ‘Hey, news flash!’ ” She worries that when we visit Kansas City tomorrow, they’ll bring it up: “There are people in my life that love me and they have questions, and I guess when I get there, I’ll have to answer those questions.” ‘

Janelle Monáe Announces ‘Dirty Computer’ Tour  

The 28-date tour kicks off in Seattle in June and runs into early August

Janelle Monáe has mapped out the North American part of her tour ( why Vegas aint on the list tho?! 😕😕) in support of her new album, Dirty Computer, which is out this Friday, April 27th.

The 28-date tour kicks off in Seattle on June 11th and runs into early August, culminating with a date in Monáe’s hometown of Atlanta.

Check out the full itinerary below. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2nd (you can also grab them Here).

Janelle Monáe 2018 Tour Dates:
06/11 – Seattle, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park
06/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
06/13 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
06/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
06/20 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
06/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
06/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
07/01 – Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theatre
07/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
07/05 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
07/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
07/09 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
07/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
07/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
07/13 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
07/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
07/18 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
07/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
07/21 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/23 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
07/24 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
07/27 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater
07/28 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
08/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
08/25-28 – Brooklyn, NY @ AFROPUNK Festival