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    I really like this. I like the MJ references (fun) and I like the overall look and feel of the video. I think J. Cole and the rap were great additions! I hope her fans are enjoying seeing more of her now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
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    J Cole killed it! Such an awesome verse and song. And the butterflies reference was aces! Loved it. I swear Janet and Michael has the exact same eyes, its kinda scary at times lol.

    Did Janet reference ghosts btw?

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    Janet Jackson's 'No Sleeep': Behind The Scenes!

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/janet...article_110400

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    she looks exactly like 20 years ago. wow!
    MJ fan since 1991 <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbee0715 View Post

    I definitely would have done this video differently. Started off great but still in her house but in a negligee, checking the oven for her romantic dinner, lighting the candles on the table, putting on perfume at her vanity.
    At least that's what I see when I listen to the song.
    She's certainly gorgeous tho.
    ^^^^Yes, I agree. I love the part on the stairs where she's wearing the 'zoot suit' hat. :laugh:


    I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know you, all else melted away.

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    I'm so!! proud of Janet for doing what she did. Many of her contemporaries (madge, mariah) have failed so hard by trying to be "relevant" (whatever that means). Janet just dropped a 90ies slow jam. As if the last 15 years did not happen. This truly is for the old skool Janet fans and lovers of copies R&B. Damn, groovin in my room right now. Love it! And she's getting grrrreat press for it. The song is not a huge hit but I don't think janet or executives where counting on a huge billboard-banger, this song is just proving who she is. Queen of sexy R&B. so proud!

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    I Absolutely love this song!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to see her in Las Vegas!

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    The music video of ‘No Sleeep’ (featuring J. Cole) is for the most part (thematically) in accordance with the song. But, this does not mean that it could not have been done better.

    Janet looks self-confident, relaxed, happy, & rather nostalgic at times. The evocative concept (lighting, environment, etc.) undoubtedly adds to the song. Also, Janet knows how to play with the camera, how to gently shake her body in that characteristic way &, most importantly, all these come naturally from her. In other words, she does not seem to feign at all &, in my opinion, this is one of her secrets why she has not lost her (sexual) appeal still today.

    I think this natural look suits Janet &, there is no doubt that it is more preferable than those pointless futuristic/robotic styles that she has previously adopted in her videos (‘What's It Gonna Be’, ‘Feedback’, for example).

    But, I was completely taken aback at the end of her music video. The appearance of J. Cole came like a bolt out of the blue. It does not fit at all. It sounds like two different songs being played at the same time. Moreover, his vocals sound forced, unnatural while his general presence looks totally out of place.

    It goes without saying that Janet deserves better featured artists in her songs. This is the reason why her music video (that was meant as her comeback in music) left me with a feeling of underachievement.

    Furthermore, this explains why it is extremely difficult (but not infeasible) to insert rap vocals into an R&B song without, at least, ruining the song (& its theme). But, when it works well then the final result sounds coherent as well as beautiful leading to memorable guest (vocal) performances (‘Top of the World’ Brandy/Mase, ‘Hit the Freeway’ Toni Braxton/Loon, & so on).

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    Thanks to J Cole for the Michael reference. He didn't have to do that. He gets major props for not only mentioning Michael;but, referencing "Butterflies", as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhereinthedark View Post
    Thanks to J Cole for the Michael reference. He didn't have to do that. He gets major props for not only mentioning Michael;but, referencing "Butterflies", as well.
    Indeed, major props the video is awesome and, as people already commented, Janet looks great - as if the last 20 some odd years just passed her by. Her look nowadays reminds me of Because of love. Are we back to the mid 90s or what? lol



    been singin' along to these two songs of her and a few others all weekend long, including even some very personal changes to the lyrics :P Used to have this one as the opening number on a special CD I had made in the spring 2008 that I would play in my car while goin' to work. Goes to show some things won't ever change
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    I like it tho 🌸

    It's M & Sonny.

    RIP Dearest M. Thank You For My Childhood Memories...& the Magic!

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    J. Cole is a Michael Jackson fan. This is not the first time he has mentioned Michael in a song.

    Janet posted this comment on her Twitter page and on this video's YT page regarding her father's image in her video:

    Wishing my Father,@Joe5Jackson a Happy Birthday.
    I want to tell the world, I love and honor you.
    The image of us, is my tribute to you. xo. JANET.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tygger View Post
    J. Cole is a Michael Jackson fan. This is not the first time he has mentioned Michael in a song.

    Janet posted this comment on her Twitter page and on this video's YT page regarding her father's image in her video:
    Thank you for the info on J Cole being a Michael fan.

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    I love the addition of J. Cole Great combo

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    I was just listening to this song again and again because in the J. Cole version there are so many layers.

    Like in a lot of MJ's songs layers of sounds that can't be noticed right away like peeling away at an onion. Amazing production!

    J. Cole has a wonderfully special sound to his voice so the rap version is a very nice accompinament. Overall both versions have a 'timeless' quality as Janet's voice is completely beautiful.

    The fact that there are two versions is unique.

    The addition of JOE in the video is surprising but special.

    Didn't Janet dedicated it to her dad?

    And then showing Michael and her as children seems to show how far she has come since being so close to him in childhood. Aw! Sweet.

    Timeless and Classic in its own way.thank

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