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The Artist "How To Dress Well" was influenced by TVR on his album "Total Loss"

The Influence of Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope on The Album

How To Dress Well: “The main thing I took from her is sort of this self-trust, self-care, emotional honesty thing.Velvet Rope is an amazing example. She set such an example for trusting yourself, and following that intuition wherever it takes you. She could’ve made an entire record of “Together Again”’s—eleven of those. But she made a fucking sprawling masterpiece with a song from every genre, and it works. Because you see her discerning taste in every single track, and every single track, and every single choice, every musical instrument. Some songs her voice is all distorted, and in other songs it’s so close to the mic that it sounds like she’s singing in your ear—you can hear her lip-smacking and shit. It’s a total statement, This is me kind of record. And I like writing different kinds of songs.

Total Loss is a bunch of different kinds of songs on it. I was like, ‘Shit, how do I make this record?’ Do I pick one and stick with it and write all those? No, that would be truncating this sense I have that all these songs are special and valuable. And so that album [Velvet Rope] to me became a shining light of how to make an album that’s totally true to yourself, and is about taking proper care of yourself, and paying attention to your spirit, and trusting that it’ll all hang together even if there’s all different kinds of vibes on the record. And for me, “Together Again” is infinitely more special because it’s this little gem on that otherwise very different record. If it were a whole record of “Together Again”’s, I’d probably love the song but I don’t know if in the same way.

“I’ve loved the Velvet Rope since it came out. It’s been one of my favorite records for many years. I think when I started working on Total Loss and seeing like shit, this fits together for me in the same way that I felt like the Velvet Rope fit together. And I kind of learned over the course of making my record, and really attentively listening to Janet’s record, that it had more of an influence on me that I had even realized. So like, it’s really funny to learn through making a record that I’ve had this record playing in the back of my mind for a decade. I mean there’s some shit on the Velvet Rope that’s absolutely next-level—still today. Untouchable.”

http://www.complex.com/music/2012/09/who-is-how-to-dress-well/the-influence-of-janet-jacksons-the-velvet-rope-on-the-album

Sorry if it's been posted before - it's new to me lol

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But she made a fucking sprawling masterpiece with a song from every genre, and it works. Because you see her discerning taste in every single track, and every single track, and every single choice, every musical instrument. Some songs her voice is all distorted, and in other songs it’s so close to the mic that it sounds like she’s singing in your ear—you can hear her lip-smacking and shit. It’s a total statement, This is me kind of record.

I mean there’s some shit on the Velvet Rope that’s absolutely next-level—still today. Untouchable.”

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As soon as i read Artist Prince came to mind i was like "no way jose" :lol:

Her best album so no wonder ppl still praise it :wub:

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Janet is the most influential artist of her generation. I was going back in the "Janet Jackson Praise Thread" and seeing how diverse her sheep are. She influences indie people. She influences rnb. She influences pop. She influences dance artists. She influences rock artists. Who else but our lord and savior.

I mean, how can you not stan for her.

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I think TVR was her last beautiful album, AFY was slightly off, some songs she coulda kept

AFY is my second favorite album...i love that album and her energy in it...even though she was divorcing her strength pulled her through

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“I’ve loved the Velvet Rope since it came out. It’s been one of my favorite records for many years. I think when I started working on Total Loss and seeing like shit, this fits together for me in the same way that I felt like the Velvet Rope fit together. And I kind of learned over the course of making my record, and really attentively listening to Janet’s record, that it had more of an influence on me that I had even realized. So like, it’s really funny to learn through making a record that I’ve had this record playing in the back of my mind for a decade. I mean there’s some shit on the Velvet Rope that’s absolutely next-level—still today. Untouchable.”

http://www.complex.c...pe-on-the-album

Sorry if it's been posted before - it's new to me lol

And that's the best type of influence: subliminal and on a whole different plane of existence.

There are too many artists, then and now, who are so in your face with their costumes and gimmicks.

Sure, it's easy to say you're "influenced" by a pussy poppin, cone-bra wearing persona. And there's nothing wrong with being influential with your image (as Janet is herself), but the most flattering and rewarding is when someone speaks about the music and the artistry.

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What is the background of this artist? I'm too lazy to Google. -_-

He's experimental/ambient R&B. I've known of him for a while, he's pretty good.

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What is the background of this artist? I'm too lazy to Google. -_-

Oh I don't know but Kenitta does.

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He's experimental/ambient R&B. I've known of him for a while, he's pretty good.

Is he a US artist?

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WHo are you and why are you only joining now :lmao:

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Well one day back in 2009 I was watching tv....just wasting away at life. Then I saw her..standing 6 feet tall looking like the greatest bottom..Her name was Tyler Perry and next to her was this gorgeous pretty brown woman with this jeri curl weave down her back and her titties sitting HIGH...about 5'5...brown eyes, ONE LAZY...thick waisted with thin edges...I said WHO IS THIS WOMAN? IS SHE NEW? Then I came to realize it was Janhova...She had returned and was back to slay us..in THEE'ATERS. The commercial for Why Did I Get Married Too helped me find the Queen I had needed in my life all this time. I soon connected with others who had studied her gospels. After months of training myself to be Janhova's solider I stumbled upon this site. It seems nice here. I think I'll stay. :)

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