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    janet. tour ...

    That's pretty much how we all feel. Her lablel took her & her work & worth for granted in 1 of the biggest industry fuckups ever.
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    janet. tour ...

    It was a messy situation with Shawn is all I'll say on that, I would've LOVED to see her in person at the Hollywood bowl dancing with Tish, Tina, Nicki & Kelly like she was a missing link....but I'm not surprised she wasn't there/apart of it. But yea in Gil's words AFY tour was drama from organizing till the last day.
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    janet. tour ...

    Janet was still dealing with Rene suing her at the time of planning, Shawnette stepped down from being lead choreographer & lead creative director out of nowhere (Gil was her co-lead so her stepping down from everything Janet, in general, is what gave Gil the position), and there were label issues with cost throughout the way because though he didn't say it we know that's when Virgin damn near shelled out SO much money for Mariah & Glitter & paying Mariah out of her contract. But yea he said the planning was a mess, she both wanted to get out there and do a killer show, but she was also stressed out & tired during the planning & throughout the tour.
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    janet. tour ...

    I FORGOT ABOUT IF AS THE OPENER, BEST opening track of the 8 tours, and I'd add I think it's the most high energy full on choreography open, where she's giving you that shit right out the gate, like...shit that blows my mind to even think about. Like, don't get me wrong TVR is my favorite opening period for the grand-ness & theatric's & production If being the followup song and performed with that high ass energy....brilliant. BUT If as an opener is like nothing else she's done since that tour & I'd be shocked/surprised if she did again. Also, I agree with you about AFY, Gil actually elaborated on what went on there, it was kind of thrown together and there was a ton of drama going on behind the scenes that got in the way of that tour so they came to an agreement to play it safe. Of the 8 tours it's actually my least favorite, like people talk about Number Ones, RWU, & Unbreakable, AFY feels like the most autopilot of the 8 tours (don't get me wrong I love it, and it has fantastic moments that others don't...but not as many as the rest IMO). And YES to that last point, like I always say the janet. era/album is my personal favorite because to me EVERY fucking thing about that era was perfect including for me it's the only era where I LOVE every single dancer and where the energy all felt so high and fun and fierce with a light dash of dark & edgy that led the way for TVR (like so much about the era did). I had to just go back and watch......again NO OPENING WAS THIS LIT in terms of the choreography and energy
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    janet. tour ...

    It's up high for me, of the 8 tours. I love the contrast between that & Rhythm Nation & how TVR was an evolution of that, & I feel like Rockwitchu was an evolution of that, and now State of the world. It's in the top 5 for me (I don't feel like ranking lol), I REALLY love her energy during that tour (as well as the era thus it is my favorite) I think because of the dancers that she had her goofiness was on showcase, I mean we all gagged at "yall know I came to snatch some wigs" with State Of The World but lets not forge "Band! Get Funky (why?).......cause I'm payin you!" Her fun side came out more on that tour than any other tour as a whole, the rest of the tours has it's sprinkles but that tour it was all over.
  6. I wonder if this was for the music video
  7. Wow....that made Ciara's look great....
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    Janet in London Jan 3

    It's just like the Wade Robinson case, when Wade's career was poppin (being 1 of the biggest choreographers for a period of time, even danced with Janet at the 09 VMA's), he took the stand under oath in defense of MJ, did a ton of documentaries pro MJ. But when his career and money dried up all the sudden he remembers things differently and goes after millions. These 2 guys are the same, took the stand in defense, now..... I been saying for 15yrs, NO MJ accuser has credibility if they have a big number attached to what they want. I'll doubt his innocence when Macully Culkin, Emanuel Lewis, or Cory Feldman (who adamantly declares MJ was 1 of the few adults in his life who wasn't abusing him physically or sexually or any other way, and has been a HUGE whistleblower in recent years about people doing this behind the scenes). Until then it's never been a smoking gun on this issue, and so many people wish so badly it was. This is different than R.Kelly, Mike's only guilty of being this easy a target. It actually amazes me the parallels between the 2 and how people try to mark them the same. Robert did what he did in plain sight (even as far as getting married to a 15 year old) and his career grew, vs. Michael got publically accused and his career suffered ever since. Also Mike taking Babyface from Jermaine was retaliation, Babyface produced Jermaine's diss track against Mike, and Mike uphanded Jermaine effortlessly and easily. Plus threatened to sue if he didn't change the lyrics to Word To The Badd for the album version. Jermaine & Mike were always off & on in terms of how they got along, Jermaine was consistently the boldest of the brothers in expressing what he did and didn't like or want up until the end. Jermaine's forever in 9th place of my Jackson rankings (hell 10th if we counting Joh'Vonnie)
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    Janet to perform at Korean Award Show

    Now you know damn well that's asking too much of some folk
  10. My friend journalist & Author Craig Seymore who did 2 extensive interviews with Janet for Vibe Magazine (2001 & 2006, and he's released the audio from both and the 2001 I call to date her best & most personal comfortable & intimate interview of her career that we have available) is crowdfunding for a book project about her creative process & career. This guy is a master at this stuff, check his stats his book on Luther is probably the most informative (yet respectful) info about Luther Vandross's life & career that we have to date, and he wants to give our girl the same Justice if he can get the funding: "While her brother Michael emancipated our fantasies, Janet helps us navigate our realities." Special: A Critical Meditation of the Life and Artistry of Janet Jackson will be a collection of essays exploring the cultural significance of the iconic, multimedia star written by Craig Seymour, who has extensively interviewed Jackson and written two Vibe magazine cover stories on her. Among the essays: "What it Means for Janet Jackson to Finally Be Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, or New Rules for Black Creatives" "Penny's Pain" "Everything I Know About Sex I Learned From Strawberry" "When Janet Speaks Of God" Folks can donate any amount, but $10 gets the ebook and a signed postcard & $20 gets a personalized, signed paperback and the ebook. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/craig-s-janet-jackson-book?fbclid=IwAR0bo_mZ7xqyOX20dAjp2qaML6osRzZhkaDm62YunOj-lA573swGOTHPdyo#/
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    Janet to perform at Korean Award Show

    The look works better in motion/video than in pictures. But fuck that being the focus, I love how they had those different groups present her & the how opening. Speech slayed as usual But watch y'all stay on the outfit....
  12. #Mood the Legacy won't be denied any longer.....
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    Janet Jackson Stems

    Hell yea, if it's out there for others to get (......on a fucking Madonna forum no less, still blows my mind) why not bring it to more of us that would appreciate these n probably a bigger way than than them like I'm gonna "oh lemme stop cause we might not get You Ain't Right stems"......I'm not out here digging & lurking for any specific one.....the ones I get/find some I appreciate way more than others, but I literally wouldn't spend anything more than 2 figures on any of this stuff, again if we talkin bout Janet's unreleased full songs from the vault......like Pillow Talk....I'd consider, but I'm not that collector that lives for collecting (that buying & trading shit) cause I also like sharing, especially shit that's shareable.
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    Janet to perform at Korean Award Show

    HOLY SHIT, the influence is real, the 1st & last song are SLAYAGE for real
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    Janet Jackson Stems

    And here's Together Again.....if anyone wants it https://mega.nz/#!EcB1wI5C!WqoThquSOwjhNri7Jcx1GsNL1VmrukJgaFtOPTV5-n8
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    Janet Jackson Stems

    Yall preach! Um that sounds like your problem more than ours, I appreciate every (vocal) stem I get, but I'm not spending money on that shit, it's not like these are completely scrapped albums or a ton of unreleased songs. It doesn't matter to me enough to give big money for any of this stuff (or the specific tracks you named, which, I'm actually happier with the ones I have seeing as how I'm more into collecting stuff pre Velvet Rope more than post, & even then....not going big with the costs nor am I trading my extreme rarities for em). You do with what you have what you want, I get that this may be bad for your business.....but it really doesn't affect any of us that aren't about that life....so we gon keep on sharing ..... for free.......
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    Janet Jackson Stems

    Funny How Time Flies https://mega.nz/#!s94ClKwI!JFlBPUgO2-yg3c8fohB9ngSBEvcFlmFFcRciYFJ34ic That J Lead one....um JANET WENT AWF vocally, like she SANNNG in a way that is not present on the released version, makes me wonder if it was maybe gonna be a bit more of a vocal ballad than the quiet storm jam it is, it actually matches the "Don'tchu Ever Leave!" volume & notes, it's so Goddamn pretty too! It's only a moment but it's a bomb moment, it's not too much too it, it's also a moment where she messes up the lyrics but mumbles and throws in words for the flow that's cute Janet lead 2 is the entire lead acapella Janet lead 3 has extra dialogue and all that rarity goodness, it's a entirely different lead and includes the extra Janet notes goin awf, has her breaking into laughter and talking and trying different things out, THIS IS THE SPECIAL ONE! IF YOU DOWNLOAD THIS IS THE 1 YOU MIGHT WANT TO PUT ON YO DEVICES!
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    Janet in 2019=What Are You Expecting Now???

    OMG Janfam not having any expectations, who would've thought that was a option?!?!
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    Janet to Headline Tom Joyner Cruise in 2019

    Im mad as fuck not that she's doing this, but that it's sold out as fuck, in fact his cruises through 2020 are sold out!....DAMNIT, I forget his audience don't play about this shit. I do appreciate that the money goes completely to HBCU's & his scholarships so that's cool
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    Janet to Headline Tom Joyner Cruise in 2019

    .......................And this is why it's crazy as hell to try to predict her ass... And just so for when the rumors get started again about Vegas & being a judge on a talent show (cause they'll always come back).....we won't be having the "it's beneath her" conversation....cause this is beneath them 2 options, like this "Unsung" shit. But ay I love Tom Joyner, he's retiring, always wanted to give 1 of his cruises a shot, maybe she has too...idk, he has also had her back & her family's back in a big way throughout most of her life & career so maybe it's a major thanks
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    Janet Named the 2018 MTV EMA Global Icon!!

    Y'all still tryin to predict the Queen of Unpredictability..... The Performance was fire. I realize it's more fun and less stress not trying to anticipate her every move & next step as if she's 1 of her lessor"s.
  22. http://www.janetjackson.com
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