J. Cole Energizes Janet Jackson’s ‘No Sleeep': Listen

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The rumored collaboration between Janet Jackson and J. Cole is here: The rapper has hopped on a new version of her “No Sleeep” single.

This is the version that will appear on Janet’s upcoming album this fall, Billboard reports — though it’s worth noting that the J. Cole-less track hit was Ms. Jackson’s first top five Adult R&B hit in 11 years. The site also says the two artists recorded together in L.A. just two weeks ago. The fact that they decided to make this the official album version suggests Janet’s upcoming album is…still very much a work in progress.

Janet’s clearly a J. Cole fan, as she shared an Instagram photo taken at his concert earlier this week. The feature may also attract some new Janet listeners by way of Cole, as his 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release. J. speaks of getting “butterflies like M.J.” on the track (because what gets a lady hotter in the boudoir than a reference to her late brother?) and mixes a Matrix reference into his ode to late-night hookup marathons. Listen to the new “No Sleeep” below.

For those who want more, more, MORE Janet (aka, us), there’s good news: It seems that there’s a “No Sleeep” video on the way, and it’s directed by Dave Meyers, who’s responsible for several Janet clips including “All For You.”

If you’re looking to catch Janet on her Unbreakable World Tour, she’s added more dates and incentives to pre-order her album — you can check out the new dates here.

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