Wondaland Presents: The Eephus

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Wondaland Presents: The Eephus
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EP by Wondaland Records
Released August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14)
Recorded 2014–15
Genre
Length 21:39
Label
Producer
Singles from Wondaland Presents: The Eephus
  1. "Classic Man"
    Released: February 3, 2015
  2. "Yoga"
    Released: March 31, 2015
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Wondaland Presents: The Eephus is the debut extended play (EP) by the artists signed to Wondaland Records. It was released on August 14, 2015, by Epic Records and Sony Music. The EP includes five tracks, featuring Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton and St. Beauty. The sixth track is the remix to Jidenna's "Classic Man" featuring Kendrick Lamar, and it is included with the EP on iTunes.

Background[edit]

In February 2015, Janelle Monáe announced that she had signed her Wondaland Records label to a partnership deal with Epic Records. Soon after, she announced that she and her collective (Jidenna, St. Beauty, Roman GianArthur and Deep Cotton) would be releasing a 5-track EP titled The Eephus, which is a term used in baseball to an unusual type of pitch. Epic CEO and chairman L.A. Reid said of Monáe and her collective, "The collective talent of the Wondaland artists is awe-inspiring," and also that, "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".[1] Two singles have been released from the EP Jidenna's "Classic Man" and Monáe's "Yoga", which also features Jidenna.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
1."Let's Get Caught" (featuring Jidenna)Deep Cotton4:00
2."Classic Man" (featuring Roman GianArthur)
Jidenna3:46
3."Yoga" (featuring Jidenna)
Janelle Monáe3:37
4."Going Nowhere"
  • Carissa Murray
  • Alexandria Rosemond
  • Joshua Dean
  • Irvin III
St. Beauty3:19
5."iKnow"IrvinRoman GianArthur3:02
6."Classic Man" (Remix, featuring Kendrick Lamar)
  • Mobisson
  • Tuffuor
  • Irvin III
  • Sehra
  • Wiley
  • Irvin
  • Tannis
  • Aitchison
  • Astacio
  • Kelly
  • Mckenzie
  • Pebworth
  • Shave
  • Turner
  • Kendrick Duckworth
Jidenna3:55
Total length:21:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 22
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, Ryan (April 13, 2015). "Watch Janelle Monae Achieve 'Yoga' Nirvana in New Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Wondaland Presents: The Eephus - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 26, 2015.