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  1. In the 90s it would've been a cute side project but traditional rock is basically dead.Would be more interested in a guitar driven song on a hypothetical new album.
  2. Another article https://www.vulture.com/2019/09/hustlers-soundtrack-fiona-apple-janet-jackson-britney.html "Writer-director Lorene Scafaria says that Jackson’s “Control” was so essential to the opening scene that she’s not sure what she would’ve done had Jackson said no to licensing the song. “I said out of the gate, ‘If we don’t get this, I don’t know what this movie is.’ There’s a theme of control that runs throughout the movie, and I didn’t want to make any bones about it — I wanted that to be very clear,” Scafaria says. “When we have it, when we don’t. Even when we’re empowered, it doesn’t mean we’re in control. I wanted to start the movie on Destiny and follow her from the locker room onto the floor, and use that song as part of the storytelling to not just put us in her shoes but to ask us some questions while we’re with her in real time.” According to music supervisor Jason Markey, the licensing for “Control” came down to the wire. When I spoke to him a few weeks before the film’s premiere, he told me he was “sweating, to be honest.” Though Universal, who owns Jackson’s masters, had given the film the go-ahead to use the song, they told Markey they couldn’t get ahold of Jackson while she was on tour to get the final approvals. “I said, ‘There’s no backing out. This is in the movie. We can’t take it out at this point, so we need this approved,’” says Markey. “I always have anxiety, but this was beyond anxiety. I doubled the Xanax.” It wasn’t until Markey and his team sent actual footage of the opening scene to Jackson that she finally gave her blessing. “After she saw the clip, she loved it,” he says with palpable relief. “It’s like giving birth. I was walking in circles all day long, pacing, anxiety, bad dreams, you name it. Let’s just say we pulled off a miracle, okay?” So I guess that answers the question of who own the A&M(Universal) masters
  3. I was in the 300s section and it still felt intimate. The theatre is probably the perfect size for a concert
  4. I love Made For Now but still prefer RWU because I still don't care for whatever autotune effect they put on her voice. Like I want my classic jovial Janet unfiltered. Better Costumes/Wardrobe??? Made For Now because of the Afro-Centric/Latin theme. Reminds you of the GTIG video which is probably her best video in terms of cinematography Better Overall Visuals??? MFN (the club setting of RWU has been done so many times) Better Choreography??? RWU no question Better Direction??? This is hard because I love how RWU is shot making it look like one take but Dave Meyers took into another level with MFN in the way he was able to jump between shots/different parts of NYC Was Better Overall??? Better song RWU. Sounds timeless and instantly puts me into a good place. But overall the anticipation of MFN and how stunning Janet looked make it my overall favorite. Even non-stans were loving it. Also that mini press tour she did, wasn't expecting that level of promo from her
  5. Didn’t MJ take a 16 million dollar check from the sultan of Brunei when he performed there in the 90s? Brunei had and still has some of the same laws that folks are criticizing Saudi for. So he’s not above taking a check from corrupt people. Not mention he spent a lot of time in the Gulf after 05.
  6. Yeah I would have loved for this to happen and she could have even tackled the War on Terror/Bush administration/Katrina and tied it into the hypocrisy of the FCC. Tho her blacklisting my have escalated to the level of Nina Simone if she had done that. I just think for whatever reason her creativity was stifled. I think 20 YO and Discipline are good albums but Unbreakable you could just tell that she found her voice as an artist again and you could make the connection between Unbreakable and the projects released from 86-01. She's at her best when she's not only making jams but being self-reflective and also examining the world outside of her. It makes me think of how white artists have so much freedom. For example no matter how much controversy Madonna has been involved in with in her career yet she's never been permanently cancelled and still has the critical acclaim.
  7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/02/dear-mariah-carey-other-celebrities-stop-performing-saudi-arabia/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1e823811aaa4 https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-48935232
  8. Also the background vocals on Skin Game. Surprised they never did a duet considering they’re friends and both collaborate with Jam/Lewis
  9. Glad to see an artist that can make music an EVENT again artist of her generation by far
  10. I think that’s a lot of speculation (not saying you’re wrong) Hopefully they have reached some agreement since it’s been 2 years post separation/divorce announcement but I don’t think Janet will all of a sudden be posting Eissa. She’s literally only shared one photo of him and everything else is 3rd party/paparazzi. I really hope for Janet & Eissa that everything is settled. I’m really surprised at the Vegas announcement/tour stuff because I literally thought she would take another extended break but literally she’s on one of her longest runs ever (just without an album)
  11. Yes, I still jumped but I definitely hesitated. My shoes were already ruined so I said what the hell lol i loved panorama because it’s the closest I’ve been to Janet and the crowd but lord that damn mud and the smell was too much. Only for Janet lol
  12. I hope a pic of her and Janelle comes out of this. Also lowkey mad this announcement came after panorama when this event is potentially free and hopefully without the mud
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