Rise & Shine: Watch Janet Jackson & J. Cole in ‘No Sleeep’ (Video)
Janet is back. The legendary pop icon hasn’t released any new music in more than 7 years. Next month, she will kick off her Unbreakable World Tour to promote what will be her eleventh solo effort (the first album of hers since the passing of her brother, Michael, in 2009). Unbreakable will reunite her with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the songwriting/production team behind some of her biggest hits. The album is also affording her opportunities to collaborate with new influences, a la J. Cole.
The forthcoming album’s first single, “No Sleeep,” is a blending of the breathy, super-sweet beauty of Janet’s vocals with J. Cole’s forcefully relaxed delivery. Now, the song has corresponding imagery in the form of the just-released music video. In it, Ms. Jackson serenades her love from inside a sprawling home, navigating from one room to the next, including her bedroom. It’s in the living room, however, that Cole joins her and the two share a few moments on camera together before Cole’s solo shine. Check out the video here, and stay tuned for news about the album’s release.