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Janet Jackson: Unbreakable

Legend Janet Jackon owes us nothing. That she just gave us a records as fascinating and damn-near satisfying as Unbreakable is pure bonus even with its lyrical flaws.

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Blues, jazz, funk and hip-hop have always masked white transgression, aiding generation upon generation to distinguish themselves from the conservative norms of whiteness bequeathed them; here was our generation’s Elvis, mocking and masking anything authentically black, trading love of the craft for sheer fame. And here on the black and white pages of Sex, she was showing us her beautifully dark skin friends, bragging about how much of a bad girl she was.

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