I prefer R&B over rap music any day of the week at this point, so needless to say I’m anxiously awaiting the forthcoming new album from Janet Jackson when it arrives on October 2nd. And, judging solely by her J. Cole duet “No Sleeep,” it’ll be well worth the wait as she’s seemingly put those electro-bloops to the left for some good ol’ fashioned R&B.
Like this song, the title track to her album, for example. Where has this Janet Jackson been, huh? All of that Damita Jo stuff was cool, but it was her janet./The Velvet Rope era that begat some of the best and genre-defining sounds of her career, and this song is a throwback to that period. So, yes, after all these years I’d still be willing to #RiskItAll for Janet Jackson.
As a bonus, Janet included the lyrics below.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) September 2, 2015