Deep Cotton & Jidenna Open Up About What Drives Them [VIDEO]
Nate "Rocket" Wonder, one of half the duo Deep Cotton, is one of the artists taking off from the Janelle Monae-helmed group, Wondaland. But, before he hits the stage with his team for the Toyota-sponsored Eephus tour, he took the time to explain what keeps them going.
"I think all of us are driven by each other," said Wonder before adding that he's "inspired" every time he sees his fellow Wondaland members -- St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman, Janelle Monae and the other half of his duo, Chuck Lightning -- on stage.
"For me I want to give to my team," he continued as footage of the aforementioned artists rocking the crowd were interlaced with his words.
The "We're Far Enough from Heaven Now We Can Freak Out" singer also explained that he wants fans to "understand the level of freedom that we're trying to give them." But he added that it's "very easy" to do when you have the easy-going funkadelic vibe from Wondaland in the air.
Jidenna also chimed in with his take. "I think each artist lives with purpose. A strong sense of purpose. We know who's come before us," said the "Classic Man" singer who noted that they're taking the stage at the historic Howard Theater that night.
Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday are just some of the big names who have graced the stage since its opening in 1910. The theater, located in Washington D.C., was known fas one of the few places black entertainers could perform.
"You know how many people have taken this stage. We're sharing it with all those people. Some that are living, some that are deceased. But they're alive tonight. We know that every time we hit the stage," said Jidenna.
Check out the two Wondaland members share what inspires them above.