I have wanted to be Janet Jackson for as long as I can remember. Control, Rhythm Nation, janet. all spoke to different parts of my personality, but it wasn’t until Janet’s Damita Jo album that I realized the core of my obsession with her. Damita Jo, the album and the title track, speak to an individual who is complicated, multi-faceted, and complex. What appears to be a string of contradictions to others is nothing more than life to Janet…and me.

This album has been on heavy rotation in my house since January, so I figured it was time I share a few of my favorite tracks with my faithful readers. J And at the end of the playlist, I’ve even added an interview where Janet is discussing the Damita Jo album, which is undoubtedly one of my favorite albums ever. Enjoy!