Pass Or Play? Janelle Monáe And Miguel Team Up And Slow It Down For “Primetime”

August 20, 2013  |  

What do you get when you mix two of the most talented and creative names in R&B? Surprisingly, a slow and sultry jam.

Janelle Monáe and Miguel, the queen and king of gravity-defying pompadours, team up for the third single off of Monáe’s upcoming album, The Electric Lady, called “Primetime.” On it, both artists sing about waiting for that perfect time to be together, drop everything (including the mysterious facades) and just be. Miguel definitely sounds good crooning next to Monáe as she sings soulfully. The guitar solo adds extra funk to this slow jam as you find yourself bobbing your head slow to it, wondering why it isn’t longer once it begins to fade out too soon. “Primetime” is extremely different from Monáe’s previous singles for The Electric Lady, including “Dance Apocalyptic” and “Q.U.E.E.N.” with Erykah Badu, and it’s still miles ahead of what others are putting out right now. Let’s keep it real.

Check out the single for yourself below and let us know what you think. We’re loving it!


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  • IAJS

    luv them both!!

  • rainydaze80

    This is def nice! did they sample Berlin’s take my breath away?

  • Candacey Doris

    Play! I’ve been waiting for a ballad from JM.



  • kaf

    Imma a bout to have primetime with the replay play button!!! This song is soooooo good….. if J&M do not get a grammy nom next year for this, RnB is dead to me and i know where it stands!!!! (Yes people its that serious!!!) This song alone can help revive RnB if it keeps going in this direction, Usher, Neyo, Chris brown, please with the ought most respect……. I understand you wanna experiment and stay relevant but please take note, dance music is not the way forward hunnies!!! This song has become my 80’s modern day Jam!!!

  • Trisha_B

    Just fell in love! !!

  • MonicaT

    Love Love it!!!!

  • MonicaT

    Love Love it!!!!