Janet Jackson

EP10: B.Slade on Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814" (Recorded live!)

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Heat Rocks
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B.Slade

The album: Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation 1814 (A&M, 1989)

This episode is the edited version of our special live launch party we held on Nov. 11 in Los Angeles, as part of the Voyager Institute. We were joined by Grammy-nominated soul artist B.Slade, a self-described "Rhythm Nation-pedia" who, indeed, brought incredible insight and knowledge to our discussion of this seminal Jackson LP. How many people can name every single dancer in Janet's "Miss You Much" video? Exactly.

It was a delightful conversation and having the live audience was great. It was our first time taping in front of an audience but hopefully won't be our last. Thanks to all those who came out and to those who couldn't, we're happy you finally get to listen to this.

 

More on Janet Jackson and Rhythm Nation 1814:

More on B.Slade:

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Rhythm Nation unless indicated otherwise):

  • Intro from "Rhythm Nation"
  • "Interlude: T.V."
  • B.Slade: Alright 2016
  • "Knowledge"
  • "Interlude: Livin'...In Complete Darkness"
  • "You Need Me" (b-side of the "Miss You Much" single)
  • "Miss You Much"
  • "Alright"
  • Beyonce: "Freedom"
  • "Rhythm Nation"
  • "Miss You Much"
  • "Love Will Never Do"
  • "Someday Is Tonight"
  • "Living In a World They Didn't Make"
  • DeBarge: "Love Me In a Special Way"
  • The Carpenters: "Close To You"

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Inside Pop Ep. 101- Janet Jackson State of the World Tour, Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture, John Legend

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Inside Pop

This week, we bask in the glow of seeing the one and only Janet Jackson (Ms. Jackson if you're Nasty) in Brooklyn on her State of the World Tour. Find out which one of us puts this show in their Top 3 Concerts of all time.

Then, we discuss our Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture featuring The Golden Girls, Lucy & Ethel, Meredith & Cristina, the women of Living Single and more. We share how their bonds inspire us and why they're their relationships are everlasting.

And Amita rates and reviews last week's Big Sell from Sean, John Legend's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and also shares the origin of this song as part of a collection of covers for the new Ken Burns documentary about The Vietnam War. You can find all of the songs and their originals here. And then Amita sells the single "Underdog" by new artist- Banks.

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Minority Korner 102: A SpoooooOOOoootacular Episode (Kevin Spacey, The Craft, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, NFL, Anthony Rapp, Thor: Ragnorok, Research Tips, Rachel True, Nipplegate, Information Literacy)

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Minority Korner

OoooOOOOOooooOOoo... it's a little past Halloween, but the wonder twins have got the spirit! They are bringing you a Spoooootacular Episode. Nnekay has got her candle set up which reminds James of The Craft and our girl Rachel True- who actually reads Tarot Cards. Nnekay recently watched The Craft and she was reminded of super sexy giant windbreakers and khakis... and some weird problematic themes exhibited in the movie which might speak to the climate we're currently dealing with in Hollywood. James is living that #blessed life and got to see a screening of Thor: Ragnorok. He literally had to use some mind trips to expand time to make it in time. He says it's amazing and we all need to rush out to go see it. They also talk about how the NFL keeps fucking up! This time they have Justin Timberlake performing the half time show at the Super Bowl. Why is this a tragedy? You might remember a little thing called "nipplegate". Nnekay and James break it down why this is a mess and a disrespect to Janet Jackson. In James' Korner, he needs help, yet again with side eyeing his heroes. This time it's Kevin Spacey. James' unpacks sexual assault and why Kevin Spacey's coming out is a distraction and how to deal when your hero fails you. In Nnekay's Korner, she is so tried and sick of people taking google for granted and wants to give some tips on how to take research seriously! She talks bias, and how to truly understand what you are reading. Enjoy the episode!

Links!

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/actor-says-kevin-spacey-tried-to-seduce-h...

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/kevin-spacey-comes-out-in-response-to-sex...

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/hollywood-reacts-to-kevin-spaceys-defensi...

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MK98: Minority Korner Takes a Knee (Portland, Janet Jackson, Airplane Movie Picks, NFL Boycott, Francis Scott Key, History of National Anthem, Life After Hate, Voodoo Donuts, Colin Kapernick, Baywatch, Alien: Covenant, Rough Night, The Mummy)

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Minority Korner

Synchronize your watches because it's time... to give a fuck! We weigh in on the NFL Boycott and make an attempt to see both sides. James kicks it off (see what we did there) looking at two articles from the Root on opposite sides of the conversation. We'll catch you up on the man that started it all, Colin Kapernick, and theorize the real reason he's not getting picked by a team, why the NBA isn't having this same problem supporting it's players in their peaceful protests, and just what you can do to get involved! If you haven't participated in any #resist/#persist movements this year: now's the time! Nnekay continues the conversation examining the history of our National Anthem that we hear are sports games all the time, along with it's author. It might not surprise you that it comes from racist roots, and Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner... was a white supremacist. Also did you know about the missing 3rd stanza? What got his beef started with Black folks, turning him into a past day Taylor Swift? But FIRST! James is back to the Estados Unidos, and is back to his Carmen San Diego tricks again. Jetsetting to Portland for a Marvel THWIP Shoot in Portland, James has something he'd like to discuss in regards to this "liberal" town. Also legendary Voodoo Donuts... we need to talk. Life After Hate is an organization that needs your dollas! It was started by former white supremacist in Portland, working to end the irradiation of the KKK... See why we need to talk about Portland? Most importantly we need to talk about our friend... Ms. Jackson- cause we at nasty (definitely living up to our EXPLICIT in this episode). James has some inside scoop on why she's crying on stage, after her divorce, and what really happened in the marriage... ALLEGEDLY (for legal reasons). Also, Nnekay has tips about the power of a Manj wig. Ever on an airplane and not sure what to watch? James has been on so many planes he's got your airplane movie reviews! Rough Night Out, Baywatch, Alien:Covenant, The Mummy, Unbreakable, which one's to watch and which to.. skip! Stick around to the end to hear James' bombshell announcement! 

DONATE TO LIFE AFTER HATE: 

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NFL BOYCOTT:

Articles by Stephen Crockett@ The Root:

Black Men Still Watching the NFL Are Running Out of Excuses

If You're a Black Man Watching the NFL Here's What I Know About You

Jason Johnson @ The Root: 

A Black Person's Guide to Happily Watching the NFL

More Articles: 

http://www.theroot.com/colin-kaepernicks-nfl-jersey-is-still-doing-well-...

https://www.themarysue.com/trump-kaepernick-curry-racism/

 

National Anthem

http://www.theroot.com/star-spangled-bigotry-the-hidden-racist-history-o...

https://www.theglobalist.com/francis-scott-key-and-the-slavery-question/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/wheres-debate-fran...

 

Minority Korner 52: Best Of Minority Korner Frankenstein Style (Queer History, Tiger Mandingo, Slave Tetris, Bees/Birth/Bears, Greta Garbo, KKK, Latino History, Luke Cage,Janet Jackson)

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Due to some personal tragedy and trauma, we don't have a full NEW episode but we have Frankenstein'd the FUCK out of our old one's for our "Greatest Hits"! But first Nnekay has designed our first ever Minority Korner Syllabus giving you some fresh reads this week on Queer History, Latino History, and most importantly... Marvel's Luke Cage! For those who've listened to segments from parts of past episodes (although why not just listen to the whole damn thing) we've broken down the times for each segment.

11:45- From Episode 6, We crack the case on the infamous "mandingo" that was supposedly terrorizing a university, and uncover the real villain in a case of a population being infected with HIV, and the stigma that HIV positive folks still face today, sometimes even legally.

34:40, From Episode 13, 'Slave Tetris'. Slave Trade the video game exists... and the creator is hell bent on trying to convince you this game is a great idea and necessary.

48:05, From Episode 6, Our favorite Quizlet Korner about Joe Biden, and most importantly Gretta Garbo and some crazy shit that had Nnekay in amazement. It doesn't take Scooby Doo to uncover the mystery of Nosfaratu, just Nnekay.

53:30, From Episode 5, The gloves are off as Nnekay and James come head to head over a glass (or two) of wine, and Nikola Tesla.

1:03:15, From Episode 4, A woman has a very unlucky day, pregnant, lost in the woods, surrounded by bees, and may have started a fire... she's a regular Amelia Bedelia.

1:08:03, From Episode 4, Grand Dragons, The KKK, McSkat Kat

1:15:38, From Episode 4, Extra Chat Korner

TIGER MANDINGO

http://www.queerty.com/college-wrestler-gets-30-years-in-prison-for-reck...

http://www.towleroad.com/2014/07/michael-johnson-feature-explores-the-da...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/steventhrasher/how-college-wrestling-star-tiger-...

SLAVE TETRIS:

http://kotaku.com/this-is-a-screen-shot-from-slave-tetris-which-i-can-as...

http://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2015/09/03/slave-trade...

QUIZLET

http://www.queerty.com/who-stole-gay-silent-film-director-f-w-murnaus-he...

Amber's No Good, Terrible, Bad Day, Giving Birth, Chased by Bees, and Started a Forest Fire story:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-woman-lost-forest-20150630-s...

Minority Korner 44.5: JamKay Needs a Break!: North Dakota Pipeline Update, LGBTQ Royalty, Janet Jackson, Olympics

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James and Nnekay have been running ragged! James has a show debuting this week, Champagne White is Disastrous! (Oasis SF) and Nnekay's uterus is On. The. Mend! So they need a break. But of course they would never leave you guys high and dry! So here is a little bite sized episode of Minority Korner. Some how we still manage to cover the olympics including: that turd Ryan Lochte and dear sweet Gabby Douglas. We give an update on the North Dakota Access Pipeline... James lets us know about a Prince from Jordan seeking asylum. James lets us know about Britney's new album... we even manage to squeeze in a tiny little Quizlet Korner... about good ole Janet Jackson! We'll be back with a regular sized episode next week... in the mean time keep sharing the love and spreading the news!

Links!

GO SEE THE SHOW JAMES IS IN: http://sfoasis.com/event.cfm?id=170572

http://awdnews.com/top-news/jordanian-homosexual-prince-i-live-with-this...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/north-dakota-pipeline-construction-ha...

Pop Rocket: Episode 26 UnReal, Vince Staples and Jumping the Shark

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Oliver Wang
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Wynter Mitchell
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Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn guests on an episode in which we decide which celebs will narrate our autobiographies, call out the elements of pop culture we think have jumped the shark and discover which member of the team is secretly into pool porn.

With Oliver Wang, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Jesse Thorn.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd
Oliver Wang - No Sleep by Janet Jackson
Margaret Wappler - Go by The Chemical Brothers Feat. Q-Tip
Jesse Thorn - Let Your Hair Down by The Temptations

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Ciara v. Janet

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Above: Ciara's totally awesome video for her totally awesome dance single Gimme Dat. Another part of what Behold the Destroyer correctly identifies as her 7-year effort to be Janet Jackson, circa 1986. Which is totally the best Janet Jackson to be, and is just a great Janet Jackson, overall.

Below: Janet's 1989 video for Rhythm Nation, which is a jam of epic proportions, and is aped in the second half of Ciara's video above.

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