Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records has announced a new partnership with Epic Records for her roster for buzzing talent. The lineup includes Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, and St. Beauty. Spearheading the new movement is Brooklyn’s Jidenna who offers up a party record titled “Classic Man,” featuring Roman GianArthur.
“The collective talent of the Wondaland artists is awe-inspiring,” said LA Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records. “I haven’t personally witnessed a collective that sounds and looks this special in quite a while. I’ve been a longtime supporter and friend of Janelle and it is an honor to now work with her as a visionary businesswoman who brings an all-star group of talented performers to the table.”
“Classic Man” will serve as the lead track on the Wondaland Records compilation arriving in May. The compilation will also contain the new single “Yoga” by Janelle Monáe (featuring Jidenna).
“I’m so thrilled to share Wondaland Records with the world. Each artist under Wondaland Records has unparalleled talent, incredible vision, and brings something unique to the music industry,” said Janelle Monáe. “Together, we’re creating a new movement and space for the future of music and pop culture. I’m honored to be partnering with Epic Records and my friend LA Reid to present such extraordinary talent.”
Watch Jidenna’s new Alan Ferguson-directed video up top.