Janet Jackson – Damita Jo


Joined by New Orleans singer and songwriter Dawn Richard (also known as DΔWN – @DawnRichard), the Late Era crew dives into Damita Jo, Janet Jackson’s conceptual, suite-like 2004 album. Released shortly after her scandalous Super Bowl performance and unfairly eclipsed by an intense industry backlash, it is a fascinating document of a fearless artist at a crossroads. We reflect on Janet’s career-long battles against the mainstream, her ever-inventive choreography, and her lasting influence on today’s pop and R&B.


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Late Era is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Winston Cook-Wilson. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producers of Late Era are RJ Bee & Brian Brinkman.


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