Entertainment Janelle Monae and other musicians feeling the call of space Janelle Monae performed as part of the iHeartRadio Live series at the iHeartRadio Theater on March 25, 2014 in Burbank, California. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter By HAL BIENSTOCK. Special to amNewYork June 2, 2014 5:52 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Janelle Monae seems to effortlessly incorporate 100 years of popular music into one package. Her influences range from George Clinton and Michael Jackson to Judy Garland and Jimi Hendrix, with bits of jazz and show tunes sprinkled on top. As if that's not enough, Monae's albums are part of an ongoing sci-fi suite called "Metropolis," that features her alter-ego, an android named Cyndi Mayweather who lives in the year 2719. Of course, she's not the first musician to claim to be from the future. As Monae brings her show to Brooklyn, we looked back at other spaced-out artists. David Bowie Bowie's first hit was "Space Oddity," about an astronaut marooned in space. But he took the concept to a new level with his "Ziggy Stardust" album, about a fictional rock star who communicates with aliens, most notably in the song "Starman." Gwar Heavy metal band Gwar took things a step further by not only singing about aliens, but wearing sci-fi inspired costumes and claiming to be interplanetary warriors sent to Earth to enslave the human race. Thirty years after it formed, the band's future is uncertain after singer Dave Brockie died in March. Lil Wayne In his song "Phone Home," Lil Wayne proclaimed "We are not the same/I am a Martian," fueling one of the many Internet conspiracy theories about the rapper. Lupe Fiasco While not claiming to be an alien himself, rapper Lupe Fiasco told an L.A. radio station he was visited by one when he was 11. The alien left Fiasco with a scar on his ankle and a memory of seeing a flying black disc outside his window. Janelle Monae is at Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell Wednesday at 8 p.m., Prospect Park West and Ninth Street, FREE. By HAL BIENSTOCK. Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.