(first thoughts when discovering Janet finally dropped a new song)
"Aw man...my baby's back."
(after hearing the first few seconds)
"AAW SHIT, MY BABY IS BAAAACK!!"
"WIT COLE TOO?? ARE YOU FUCKIN KIDDING ME? MAAAAAN THIS SHIT IS HOT!!!!"
(I think I just destroyed my apartment)
Words cannot describe what I just did to my apartment. Might need some furniture and some new walls. Take that how you will, but just know that I love me some Janet Jackson, good LAWD! You're always pulling for an artist that you grew up on thinking that they'll never fall off, even though you know it's inevitable. Once they've left their mark, you hope they find that spark again that made you fall in love with their music, even if it's just for moment. After Janet's reemergence during this year's BET Awards, I wondered how long it would take for Ms. Jackson to bless us with another taste...and more importantly, would the song actually be GOOD? She's stumbled to make an impact with several upbeat dance tunes over the past 10-15 years but it's been awhile since we've gotten a true classic angelic ballad from her, because let's be real, that's why we love her. In 2008, even though the moment was fleeting, she found that spark again with "Can't B Good," which captured that vibe we had been missing, but no one heard it. The current state of R&B has me wondering if this song will suffer the same fate, but make no mistake that "No Sleeep" is the Janet Jackson we have been missing. Man...just listen to how she says "Cole World." Fckin J. Cole you lucky MFer...