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Postby Bojan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:10 am

Janet Jackson’s “Doesn’t Really Matter” Music Video Saw the Future
The New Yorker • November 20, 2017 Issue

Having worked from the future for so long, Jackson has earned the right to live in the present.

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Just after Halloween, Sony announced that a new model of Aibo, the beloved robot pup that swept holiday seasons at the turn of the millennium, would be available in Japan next year. The original Aibo, released in 1999, recognized its owner, responded to orders, and performed tricks that mimicked the movements of a real dog. It became something of a pop-culture icon, a kitschy symbol of the consumer-tech future we clawed toward then, and which we seem to have reached today: in a world where Siri and Alexa are always listening for your next command, what’s novel about a rechargeable pet? If we’re lucky, Aibo’s return means we’re closer to the bulbous, pastel metropolis conjured by Janet Jackson in one of the most forward-leaning music videos of its time, “Doesn’t Really Matter,” from 2000, in which the plastic canine crossed over to MTV, and the video director Joseph Kahn sparked a decade of pop aesthetics.

“Doesn’t Really Matter” was Jackson’s awaited comeback single, after the success of 1997’s “The Velvet Rope.” She wrote the song with her longtime producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, during the filming of “The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,” a slapstick romantic comedy in which Jackson plays the love interest to Eddie Murphy in a fat suit. She thought the song fit the film’s plot, about falling for someone for who they are, not what they look like; it was the track’s minimalist pitter-patter and Latin flourishes that caused radio jockeys to put unfinished leaked versions in rotation before the film’s soundtrack was released. In the $2.5-million music video, Jackson wakes up in a Tokyoesque studio apartment, where gadgets make up for a lack of floor space: her closet whirls out colorful, rave-ready ensembles while Aibo watches TV (apparently, we couldn’t foresee flat-screens just yet). The project further raised Kahn’s profile—in footage captured for MTV’s “Making the Video,” Jackson playfully notices Kahn’s comfort in front of the camera—and got him gigs directing seminal videos for Britney Spears (“Toxic”) and Eminem (“Without Me”). His latest credit, for Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” similarly bears his world-building thumbprint. Watch closely and you’ll see a kitty flash on an L.E.D. screen.
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Postby Benjamin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:20 am

beredy wrote:WTF. That's stretching.
Indeed :lol: That said, I'd like to think of this video as an hommage to Janet.
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Postby Bojan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 am

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Postby biscuits » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:51 pm

I want to see this show
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Postby biscuits » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:52 pm

That’s cute J Lo took inspiration from AFY
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Postby Bojan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:35 am

The nominees for induction into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2018:
Apollo Theater, and New Editions
Barry White
Berry Gordy
Billy Paul
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Gamble & Huff
George Clinton
Janet Jackson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Keith Sweat
Mary J. Blige
Motown Records
Nat King Cole
Patti LaBelle
Peabo Bryson
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Postby biscuits » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:36 am

Never heard of R&B HOF
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Postby lovedeluxe » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:55 pm

She'll get in.
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Postby Bojan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:08 am

Janet's dancers were in TRL yesterday, talked about her and danced to Nasty.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:10 pm

Bojan wrote:Janet's dancers were in TRL yesterday, talked about her and danced to Nasty.
[YouTube]https://youtu.be/9ygWf7Wm_b8[/YouTube]


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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:54 am

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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:14 pm

Janet Jackson, Maxwell, Naomi Campbell, Ralph Carter and Gabrielle Union attend Janet Jackson Barclays After Party at Barclays Center on November 15, 2017 in New York City.

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Postby biscuits » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:27 pm

Miss Jackson and Miss Campbell!
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Postby BlueScorpion » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:06 pm

biscuits wrote:Miss Jackson and Miss Campbell!
That girl stans the most legendary names in Music. Love me some savage Campbell. 8-)
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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:21 pm

Barclays Center:
Check out these custom leather jackets we had made for the Brooklyn Queen and her Young Legend. #xBKLYN #SOTW

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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:37 pm

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Postby DOSSOME » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Yaaaas Queen!!!
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Postby DOSSOME » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:44 pm

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OMG, This took me back to the Iconic show GOOD TIMES :cry:
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Postby red3269 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:56 am

Janet Jackson is sooooooo LEGENDARY and ICONIC. She's is leaving all these celebrities in AWE of her talent and presence!
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Postby YouMakeMeFeel » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 pm

She looks so good in those photos! :o
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Postby BlueScorpion » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:13 pm

red3269 wrote:Janet Jackson is sooooooo LEGENDARY and ICONIC. She's is leaving all these celebrities in AWE of her talent and presence!
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Postby Bojan » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:53 pm

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Postby BlueScorpion » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:06 am

LEGENDS: Empress JANET JACKSON and Stevie Wonder backstage at Janet's #SOTW show in Washington, DC.

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Postby Bojan » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:14 am

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Postby Goldmoney » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:40 am

Her head is back in the game!
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