Janelle Monae Announces "The Eephus" EP Featuring Artists From Her Wondaland Label
(AllHipHop News) Janelle Monáe is ready to formally introduce her custom label Wondaland to the world. The songstress is set to release the 5-song The Eephus compilation EP.
Monáe has contributed to the project. Wondaland artists Jidenna,Roman, St. Beauty, and Deep Cotton will also appear on The Eephus. The roster has worked together on different material for years.
"We looked at what Puff and Jay Z have done, Jack White and Prince as well," Monáe tells Billboard. "But I'm also really inspired by strong women in business, like Mellody Hobson and Queen Latifah."
After receiving interests from several major labels, Wondaland decided to team with Epic Records. The imprint is now under the guidance of industry veterans Epic CEO L.A. Reid and president Sylvia Rhone.
"Janelle is a boss! She's the first female label boss that I've met who is like P. Diddy and Jay Z and Andre Harrell -- she's the first female cut from that cloth," says Reid.
Monáe has been associated with Diddy's Bad Boy Records. She worked as a singer for OutKast as well. Her solo discography includes the critically acclaimed LPs The ArchAndroid and The Electric Lady. Janelle also appeared on Fun's Number 1 smash hit "We Are Young."