Mother returns. I'm not gonna lie, I was hoping for an upbeat dance track from Janet. Her videos are known for choreography that would break the ankles and spirits of lessors.
The moment I saw Janet's face and heard her voice which sounded like sweet honey in "No Sleeep, " I began nodding my head. Longtime friends and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis don't disappoint. No Sleep is sleek, the bass line is reminiscent of the team's older slow jams and I'm here for all of it!
You know J-Cole is somewhere pinching himself wondering if this was all a dream. Having a verse on Janet Jackson's long awaited album and screen time in her first video in years? Oh and listen for the Michael Jackson "Butterflies" reference. I see you Cole! It kind of reminded me of Janet's 1997 'Got Till It's Gone" with Q-Tip.
So what did you think of the video? Are you like me googling juices and berries trying to figure out how she looks so damn good when chicks 1/2 her age are walking around looking like overcooked Rice Krispy Treats? I can't wait to hear the rest of this album and I am getting my bank account right so I can cop some tickets and keep my cable on. The things we do for our faves...