Stream Janelle Monáe’s New Album ‘Dirty Computer’

Perform a hard reset. Janelle Monáe has released Dirty Computer, her first album since 2013’s The Electric Lady.

The 14-track LP, which is accompanied by an “emotion picture,” includes guest appearances from Brian Wilson, Zoë Kravitz and Pharrell Williams.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about Dirty Computer, she says, “A lot of this album is a reaction to the sting of what it means to hear people in my family say, ‘All gay people are going to hell.’” She continues, “I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you. This album is for you. Be proud.”

A day ahead of her album release, she premiered Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture By Janelle Monáe on MTV and BET.

Monáe will share her Dirty Computer experience with fans soon as she embarks on a 27-city tour, which begins on June 11 in Seattle, Washington. Every online ticket purchase includes a digital copy of Monáe’s new album. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2 at LiveNation.com.

Listen to Dirty Computer below.

Watch the Dirty Computer emotion picture below.

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

T-Pain Drops New Mixtape ‘Everything Must Go (Vol. 1)’

T-Pain is giving away free music — literally. His new mixtape, Everything Must Go (Vol. 1), consists of unreleased tracks that he worked on over the years. This installment includes guest appearances from Ace Hood, Joe Budden and Joey Bada$$.

T-Pain teased the release of Everything Must Go on Thursday night via his Instagram live, where he held a listening session for his fans from the comfort of his home studio. His “Textin’ My Ex” collaborator Tiffany Evans was among the guests in his studio.

During his live stream, Pain shared the reason behind why each song didn’t get released — from being too drunk to finish a song to not believing in a song at the time.

The rapper-turnt-sanga plans to release more installments in the near future. This is his first project since his album, Oblivion, which dropped last November on RCA Records.

Stream Everything Must Go, Vol. 1 below.

6LACK Flexes ‘Nonchalant’ Mood on New Single

6LACK pops a beer and checks his haters on his new song “Nonchalant.”

On the braggadocious track, the rising crooner brags about life after going platinum “like SisQó” and working tirelessly so his friends don’t end up on rest in peace t-shirts.

This fall, 6LACK will kick off his headlining From East Atlanta With Love world tour with special guests Tierra Whack, Summer Walker, THEY and Boogie.

6LACK is strategically plotting the release of his sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter, due very soon. His latest single “Switch” has nearly 14 million streams on Spotify.

Listen to 6LACK’s new offering below.

Listen to The Shindellas’ New Song ‘Ain’t That the Truth’

After championing women to “Reconsider” their ideas of a good man, The Shindellas is back to empower and uplift women with “Ain’t That the Truth.”

On the sophisticated track, produced by Louis York, the holy trinity confidently sings about appreciating themselves while fellas learn to catch up with the woman they’ve become.

“We ain’t all bitches and hoes / We ain’t all strippers on poles,” sings the trio. “We need to take that control because I know / He ain’t going to love you, if you don’t learn to love you.”

The Shindellas is just what we need in music today. Women spreading a positive message through song.

Spin The Shindellas’ new record to see if it’s the truth.

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