screenshot from crazy classic life video janelle monae in red convertible with friends

Watch Janelle Monáe’s ‘Crazy, Classic, Life’ [Official Video]

In the music video for “Crazy, Classic, Life” in which Janelle Monáe parties with friends in the future and drives a hover Mustang convertible.

Janelle Monáe dropped the fourth single off Dirty Computer, which is “Crazy, Classic, Life” and there is a music video to go with it. Like many of her music videos there is a futurism theme, cool outfits and partying with friends in fun venues. Check out the nifty hover Mustang convertible.

We don’t need another ruler/ All of my friends are kings / I’m not America’s nightmare/ I’m the American dream/ Just let me live my life/ I want a crazy, classic, life…” sings Monáe in the pre-chorus.

The song starts with a quote by Martin Luther King. Then the video opens with Monáe and friends speeding down the highway. They get pulled over. Luckily it’s the future so a robot scans their retinas instead of shooting them. Then Monáe pulls three more girlfriends out of the trunk and they drive to a party at a mansion while listening to the music of Janelle Monáe.

Monáe sports braids, a designer studded leather jacket and rainbow eye makeup. Her friends have a lot of stacked bracelets and black mesh reminiscent of Madonna in the 80’s.



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It’s been a big year for Monáe, pictured above in Miami BeachDirty Computer was nominated for a Grammy, and not just any Grammy, but Album of the Year, which is the best Grammy. She launched a movie production company called Wondaland with Donna Langley and Universal. Last month she gave a speech for the Obama Foundation at Obama Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

Stream and/or download Dirty Computer, including “Crazy, Classic, Life” from your music provider of choice.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.