Friday, June 6, 2008

R.I.P.


In an interview Janet Jackson did with the people over at SOHH soulful she was asked what would be the next choice for a single, she dropped the horrible bomb that the Discipline album is basically DEAD...


That’s pretty difficult to say, only because of the record label at this point.
We started off with “Feedback” and the label and myself haven’t quite seen eye
to eye since the "Feedback" single so they’ve kind of basically stopped all
promotion. I’m trying to figure out a way to say this, but just to say it and to
be quite honest, they just stopped all promotion whatsoever on the album so I
don’t think you’re going to hear another single off this album.

Now aint THAT some shit. One of the stronger albums of the year is being treated like the bastard step child. What grinds my gears even more is the limitless opportunities she had with the Discipline album, these record execs don't know which way is up, let alone how to market an album and a LEGEND like Janet properly. The album was GREAT and she could have had MULTIPLE singles from it, branching from the dance heavy "2Nite" (recently heard in the new Sex and the City film) to the summery groove of "Whats your name." Im just livid at the fact Janet is always getting the short end of the stick while certain artist (im not gonna name names, today im gonna be nice) are allowed to get rereleases for less than steller albums. I don't know why im surprised really, I should have known nothing good would come from Island DefJam the way you heard more about Mariah's upcoming shit brick of an album during Janet's time to shine. I know it was all about business on their end, with Mariah coming off of the hugely successful Emancipation of MiMi and Janet coming off of the...well...20y.o....but DAMN! give the legend her props. I could see if the album was WACK and they were like "ehhh yea Janet..GO GET EM TIGER!", but its full of GREAT material! and she should have only gotten a great backing behind her. While Mariah got buildings and shit lit up in her honor, Janet was thrown on 106 n park, told to smile, giggle, and make shit happen...SHAMEFUL

Ok...im done

Island Defjam...SHANT VICTIMIZE ME!

8 comments:

Michael A. Gonzales said...

...isn't her man second in command at def jam?

Musiqlover said...

I really don't no what to say about this one I love Janet but this album as a hold i could not get into for some reason.

RhythmicSoul said...

yup yup...Jermaine is head of Island Records, which is why Janet went to them..to follow him...The irony of it all is the main reason Jermain left his position at Virgin urban music was because of the way they handled 20Y.O....so im not sure WHATS the goins on over there behind the scenes..but if i were Janet id so not be a fan of his right now lol

QH said...

I'll be adding my two cents about this sometime this week. At least she is hitting the road and that will still help the LP. Meh, MC will gets what's coming to her in the end.-QH

that's right I'm bad said...

Why do you have to attack MiMi because Janet is having some problems? I like both ladies and I can't say one album is better than the other. Just cuz your personal taste likes Janet more doesn't mean you are "All Knowing Mighty God".

Don said...

Janet doesn't have Mariah's vocal talent. Also, Mariah appeals to the masses.

RhythmicSoul said...

Believe it or not im MUCH more of a Mariah fan, but in all honesty E=Mc2 SUCKS...and while it goes without saying Janet's vocals are no match at ALL to Mariahs, the material on her latest album is much stronger than Mariahs, production wise....and your right bad..im not "All knowing mighty God"...which is probably why ive never said I was lol...

its just MY opinion because its...MY blog...weird how that works huh? :-)

BUT! i do appreciate you guys SHARING your opinions, as I share mine on a daily basis..opinions make the world go 'round!, aswell as this blog...so keep it up :-)

S. Flemming said...

I'm just focusing on the tour ...