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Janelle Monae shares her truth in 'Dirty Computer'




LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27:  Janelle Monae attends the special screening presented by YouTube of
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: Janelle Monae attends the special screening presented by YouTube of "Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture by Janelle Monae" at YouTube Space LA on April 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for YouTube)
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Every week, Take Two has the latest music to get your feet tapping. This week, music supervisor Morgan Rhodes shares her picks.

Artist: Janelle Monae
Album: Dirty Computer

Take A Byte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuWyu7ipsJ8

Don't Judge Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYlW67CMRKM

Morgan says:

Janelle Monae's "Dirty Computer" is a sonic open look into the open book that is her life, her passions, her art.  With its pop/funk sensibilities, and Prince-influenced vibe, it's a journey towards truth— bold, self-assured truth.

Artist: Elohim 
Album: Elohim 

I Want You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQgfdN14oyI

Hallucinating (Mariachi Version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5HVQ2BAc6E

Morgan says:

Elohim's self-titled debut is transparency set to electronic beats.  It is raw and honest with songs like "Panic Attack" and "Insecure" and a sound that's dreamy.  Her truth may be heavy, but it feels light.

Artist: The Internet

Roll (Burbank Funk) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIqvRzEIqIo

Morgan says:

It's been three years since the Grammy-nominated Ego Death dropped, but The Internet is back with a head-nodding bouncer that's sure to rock the dance floor and the skating rink.  Roll (Burbank Funk) is everything you didn't know you needed right now.

Artist: Children of Zeus
Album: Slow Down/All Night

All Night 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GVdODprShQ

Morgan says:

Children of Zeus' "All Night" is a little bit hip-hop and a whole lot of soul.  Beatmaker Konny Kon links up with artist Tyler Daley to produce a sound that hearkens back to the early days of neo-soul, using classic samples and slow tempo vocals to give the song a "back in the day" feel.