Out of all of Ms. Janet Jackson‘s deliciously underrated grooves (“Got Til it’s Gone,” “Son of a Gun,” anything post-Nipplegate), perhaps none are as silky smooth as “Rock with U,” the second single served up off her ’08 Discipline record.
Cooked up by Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri and Eric Stamile, Ms. J’s strobe-lit sonnet was only received as a “bubbling under” chart success, but was welcomed with open headphones due to its oh, so sexy video. Directed by Saam Farahmand and provided with extraordinary choreography by Gil Duldulao, the bright, bold video features dazzling futuristic costumes and a buffet of on point dance moves that we’re still trying to copy. But what makes this video extra special is that it was shot in just one long take. which easily puts in the ranks of being one of Janet’s most creatively satisfying and dance-worthy clips right alongside “If,” “Miss You Much,” “Rhythm Nation” and “All For You.”
Those out there who’ve reveled in every step of the video for “Rock with U,” know exactly what we’re talking about here, and for those of you who haven’t, well, you’re certainly in for a real treat as we begin to set sail into 4th of July weekend.
Ready, set, rock.
Be sure to rock it out with Philly Mixtape on…….