Our second episode of the Take Two miniseries focuses on Janet Jackson’s risqué and introspective album, The Velvet Rope. We discuss Janet’s move to a more neo soul sound, how she matured as an artist when creating this record, and how Janet’s gone underappreciated in the last decade.
More on The Velvet Rope
- ‘The Velvet Rope’: How Janet Jackson Tied Herself In Controversy (uDiscoverMusic)
- The Velvet Rope: how Janet Jackson inspired a whole generation (The Guardian)
- The Making of The Velvet Rope
Show Tracklisting (all songs from The Velvet Rope unless otherwise indicated):
- What About
- My Need
- Interlude – Sad
- Can’t Be Stopped
- Got ‘Til It’s Gone
- Together Again
- DJ Premier: Together Again (Remix)
- My Need
- Interlude – Speaker Phone
- Free Xone
- I Get Lonely
- Go Deep
- Velvet Rope
- Rope Burn
- Missy Elliott: Pass Da Blunt
- Mariah Carey: My All
About the show
Hosted by Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes, every episode of Heat Rocks invites a special guest to talk about a heat rock – a hot album, a scorching record. These are in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.
Our guests include musicians, writers, and scholars and though we don’t exclusively focus on any one genre, expect to hear about albums from the worlds of soul, hip-hop, funk, jazz, Latin, and more.
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