Damita Jo

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Janet Jackson trying too hard to be sexy.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

It's all fine.

Violence

Nothing noticeable.

Sex

Well, yeah...there are some very explicit moments.

Language

A word or two here and there qualify DAMITA JO for a parental advisory sticker.

Consumerism

Some brand names mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that a few key words and two very sexual songs ("Moist" and "Warmth") earned a parental advisory for this album. There is supposedly an edited version available, which turns out to be nearly impossible to find. Still, this CD is tamer than most labeled with an advisory sticker.

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What's the story?

The cover features a coyly posed Janet Jackson, airbrushed and topless, sporting a wink and a smile. The sleek and glossy DAMITA JO is fundamentally a makeout record -- with just enough explicit lyrics to earn a parental advisory sticker. Smoothly perfectionist arrangements set off Janet Jackson's sweet, breathy vocals nicely. But this 22-track CD gets monotonous pretty fast. It's a little too much of Janet trying too hard to be everything for everybody, and a little too much information about her sex life to be genuinely sexy. Janet seems obsessed with showing us all the \"real Damita Jo\" (her middle name), and in the process seems to forget the art of the tease.

Is it any good?

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With some judicious editing, this could have been a terrific album, but the mish-mosh of musical styles (funk, rock, soul/R&B, even a bit of country-western), no doubt intended to impress us with the artist's versatility, ends up coming across as unfocused. Janet Jackson is way sexier when she's not trying quite so hard.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why they think Janet is trying so hard to be sexy. How much does an artist's image affect his or her popularity?

Music details

Artist:Janet Jackson
Release date:March 29, 2004
Label:Virgin Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 17 years old Written bylinbetween April 9, 2008
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You've been warned

The albun has some really catchy tracks such as all nite, R&B Junkie and Little While however there is huge amount of sexual content including sexihibiton (from the title you'll know) Moist, SloLove and especially Warmth.
Teen, 17 years old Written byMusic&MovieLUVA April 9, 2008
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Is this too sexy?

Moaning, and breathy vocals sum up most of Miss Jackson's new album. This is a VERY sexual cd. The Parental Advisory version features two songs titled WARMTH and MOIST. They are the worst, but overall 13+ should handle it fine. I love the songs SEXHIBITION, STRAWBERRY BOUNCE, I WANT YOU, and R&B JUNKIE. Those are up tempo and fun. Overall the language consists of 2 "f" words (in STRAWBERRY BOUNCE) and 1 "n" word (in MY BABY). This definatley keeps my rhythm nation moving
Teen, 17 years old Written byKoOkYMoNsTa234 April 9, 2008
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DAMITA JO

There are tons of EDITED copies! I've seen them everywhere and they do not include the songs: MOIST or the other thing.

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