“I Got The Juice”Janelle Monae Feat. Pharrell


Janelle Monae & Pharrell Deliver Future Funk On “I Got The Juice”

A highlight off Monae’s “Dirty Computer.”

Janelle Monae’s third studio album Dirty Computer arrived Friday, and it continues in the Prince-esque future-funk style she’s established with the pre-release singles. “I Got The Juice,” one of the album’s immediate highlights, pairs her with another forward-thinking genre synergist in Pharrell, whose touch is audible throughout, both in the bouncy production and exclamatory call-and-response vocals. It could easily follow N*E*R*D’s Rihanna-assisted “Lemon” in a playlist, but like that song, it’s the female lead that makes the song what it is. Janelle continues to build on the themes she built on “Pynk” as she lambasts Donald Trump for his predatory comments: “If you try to grab my pussy cat, this pussy grab you back (hey!).” She transitions seamlessly from funky melodicism to confident raps and finds chemistry with her collaborator as the two pass vocal duties back and forth.

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Pharrell has been adventurous in his recent collaborations, showing up to Rae Sremmurd’s “Chanel” and producing Migos’ “Stir Fry” earlier this year.

Listen to Dirty Computer, which features contributions from Grimes, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, and actress Zoe Kravitz, here.

Quotable Lyrics:

It’s a freak, freak scene in it

Yeah, wet, wet dream in it

Wakin’ up like wean in it

Me in your jeans in it, yeah

Yellow like pee in it, yeah

Oh no, I mean me in it

Know it ain’t lean in it, huh?

But it’s got a little kink in it

Kinda make you wanna drink in it

Got a little cream in it, yeah

But I feel a little bean in it

Yeah, work me up like caffeine in it