by Krystal Franklin
October 5, 2017
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On October 7, 1997 a 31-year-old Janet Jackson released her sixth album that would go on to be number one on both the R&B and Billboard 200.
The Velvet Rope introduced the world to a new Janet. She flirted with sexuality and erotica. The album spawned several hits including Got ‘Till It’s Gone featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell.
And we can’t forget the super sexy I Get So Lonely. Both the original and the remix will always be a favorite. Watch below.
The iconic album continues to live on and has been covered by the masses. Watch North Carolina A&T University’s band pay tribute in 2014.
TELL US: What’s your favorite song on the album?
Black Music Month: New School vs Old School
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1. New School: Jazmine Sullivan
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2. Old School: Toni Braxton
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3. Old School: Andre 3000
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4. New School: Young Thug
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5. New School: Beyonce, Old School: Tina Turner
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6. New School: Solange
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7. Old School: Erykah Badu
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8. New School: J. Cole, Old School: Common
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9. New School: Miguel vs Old School: Lionel Richie
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10. Old School: Q-Tip vs New School: Chance The Rapper
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11. Old School: Prince
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12. New School: Ro James
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13. Old School: Snoop Dogg vs New School: Wiz Khalifa
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14. Old School: Marvin Gaye
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15. New School: Usher
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