Who else can introduce the superhero of the century besides the afro-funktress herself Janelle Monae?

Today, a teaser-trailer for Monae’s new album and “emotion picture,” Dirty Computer, was released to the web and select theaters, to air before screenings of none other than Black Panther. Now, Monae isn’t actually in Ryan Coogler’s revolutionary Marvel flick, but since she’s been crafting her own version of superheroine-ism since bursting onto the scene more than ten years ago. Of course, she’s been busy crafting her own multiverse; no need to attach to a corporate comics franchise. Dirty Computer indicates Monae following her vision in intriguing new directions.