Esperanza Spaulding

Janelle Monae Jams With PRINCE!

Prince & Janelle Monae. Photo: Claire Greenway/Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

So Janelle Monae was in Minneapolis, MN last night at First Avenue and some purple spies tell us PRINCE was in attendance with his full band.  Janelle had to Tweet before the show about First Avenue knowing it was where Purple Rain, the greatest rock n roll movie ever made, was filmed. We heard after […]

BET Awards UPDATE!!! Will Prince Perform?????

Prince. Photo: Jet Magazine.Mike Ruiz

“You change your mind, like a girl changes clothes.”-Katy Perry Bear with me everyone.  I am with you on this, OK? So our funkenbabies report that Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, Ezperanza Spaulding and Patti Labelle killed it at rehearsal for the Prince tribute, performing a mix of songs from his back catalog that were, quite simply, amazing.   Missing […]

A Bevy Of Females To Perform Prince Tribute At BET Awards!!!

Prince & Chaka Khan. Photo: GettyImages.com

UPDATED!!! CLICK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget what we said before!  Prince IS performing on the BET Awards on Sunday!  He will perform with the artists honoring him for the Lifetime Achievement Award. We have learned EXCLUSIVELY at drfunkenberry.com who will perform the Prince tribute on Sunday.  Wanna know?  Spoiler alert below!!!! Those artists will be……Justin Bieber & Drake!  …..NOT! […]

Esperanza Spaulding Talks About Prince’s New Music

Quote from Esperanza Spaulding after hearing new Prince music: “Infectious, impeccable melody and groove…symptoms include: intense grooving of the head and legs…and the uncontrollable urge to sing these songs any and every place or time   “I can`t stop singing that hook!!! ‘I got a box of chocolates that`ll rock the sox of any girl….’     “AHHHH!!  […]