Janet Jackson “Rock With U” Video + Pics

Janet Jackson’s new video for her single “Rock With U” debuted tonight on BET Access Granted. Janet and her record label wasted no time getting out a video for this club banger that is already rising up the charts. Expect a video for LUV to debut within the coming weeks because as much as I love Janet- Rock With U is just a lil too pop for me and most urban fans. LUV on the other hand is an R n’ B hit just waiting to be unleashed. In the meantime check out Janet below getting her gay club fix on- and a big thank you goes out to Janet-Xone for the quick video upload.

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And below you can check out a new photo shoot Janet recently did with USA Today.

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38 Comments

  1. I LIKE IT. SHE LOOKS GREAT. THE DANCING IS DEF ON POINT. ITS KINDA DIFFERENT FROM HER BUT THAN AGAIN ITS LIKE “WHEN I THINK OF U” VIDEO 2008 STYLE. AND MOST CLUB VIDEOS HAS THE SAME THING GOING ON. BUT THIS ONE SHE KEPT IT JANET.

    AND YES “ROCK WITH U” IS DEF MOVING UP THE CHARTS N SO IS “LUV” AND SHE WILL MAKE ONE FOR “LUV” ASWELL.

    I CAN ALSO PICTURING DIANA ROSS SINGIN THIS SONG. I WONT CALL IT A GAY SONG CUZ ITS KINDA ONE OF DEM JOINTS LIEK U CHILLIN N JUST ENJOYIN DA VIBE.

    CONGRATS ON THE NUMBER 1 ALBUM JANET N ALSO CONGRATS TO UR FIRST SINGLE “FEEDBACK” FROM JUMPIN FROM 53 TO 19 ON DA CHARTS. JANET IS BACK N IM DAMN PROUD SHE NEVA GAVE UP. STRONG BLACK SISTA TURNS ME ON.LOL. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

  2. I don’t like the song or video. I’m sorry, Janet may have debuted at #1 but those numbers are bad for Janet.

  3. Well honestly its not Janets fault that people like to illegal download. And she said n da label said that they are focusin on longevity. Hint- how promo started till album released.

  4. Love Janet, She is the Best. :bowdown: :dance1:

  5. Ok Steph. I don’t feel so badly now. I like the song Rock With U, but I watched the video 4 times and its just out of my experience range—I was feeling disloyal, but I can’t connect with it. I’ve never been to a club though. It is unique and I’m sure it is going to do very well in the mainstream.

  6. I”m still a Stan though. I think this was a good move. I hope there is a video for other songs as well.

  7. luv, luv, luv this song!!! The video is str8… luv the dancin’! “Rock With U” is my second fave song off the album. I knew this was going to be the next single cause MTV wore it the hell out last week.
    I LUV playing this song when I’m on the treadmill. That joint and Kanye’s “Stronger”?? WHAT?! I kills my workout 😎

  8. @Nne :dance: Feedback Rollercoaster Rock With you then straight to So Much Betta–The CD is a great workout CD. :hifive:

  9. I like listening to the song at bedtime. It helps put me to sleep.

    I’m sure the video will grow on me. I’ll watch it again :banana:

  10. I love “Rock With You”–I can not help replaying it. This song reminds me of those 80’s dance movies; you know the ones Fast Forward, Breakin’ and Breakin 2. The electronic guitar is funky. I havent watched the vid yet, my laptop is sooooo slow….

  11. Yeah I didn’t like Rock With You too much when I heard it either. It was too fluffy for me but it has grown on me a bit and I think it’s kind of cute. The choreography is very cute. It’s a lil dark in places though and looked much better on tv.

  12. Oh yeah Janet look gorgeous in the pics on page two. She is just so youthful looking. Black sure doesn’t crack :brownsista:

  13. Nefertari,
    How ya doin’? It’s me again, Smooth Thug. Let me see if I can clear the air a bit for everybody. I just viewed the “Rock With You” video. To begin with, Janet is singing in the genre commonly known as “House Music”. This style very often features a computerized, technotronic type of sound. In addition, in “House Music”, every beat of the measure is accented… 1,2,3,4. It is unlike “Pop” or “Hip Hop” which accents only the 2 and the 4…skip, 2, skip 4. In other words, when you clap you hands to a “pop” or “hip hop” song, you are clapping your hands to the 2 and the 4 beats of the measure. I hope I have explained myself clearly thus far. In addition, Janet singing “House Music” only goes to show that she is versatile and can sing in all genres and styles; now that’s talent! I have a feeling that if she wants, she could probably sing jazz, too. I also feel that the choreography was excellent. Why? “Rock With You”, as I said, has a technotronic type of sound. In keeping with the computerized quality of the song itself, the dance moves were also somewhat mechanical and robotic. To me, the dance moves were a very accurate interpretation of the song and the mood that Janet was trying to get across to us. Janet is trying to say that yes we live in a world where we are programed, deprogramed and then reprogramed to behave in robotic-like patterns of behavior while being swept helplessly along by the globalized, transnational flow of capital, but it is still possible for the human spirit to find togetherness, hope, love, even romance. But Janet sums it all best when she says, “I Wanna Rock With You”.

  14. The dancing was good, but the song is not my cup of tea. I don’t like it, but I know people who will.

  15. :booty: :koolaid: :dance2: :dance1: :dance: :banana: :bowdown: :brownsista:
    i luv me some JANET JACKSON….

  16. teeda.lol. thats not a wig.lol.

    AND THE CHARTS ARE IN BABY.

    Billboard update for week ending March 15, 2008

    The following list represents Janet’s positions on all of the Billboard charts for the week ending March 15, 2008.

    As was previously reported, Discipline makes its debut at the top of the album charts, selling 181,075 copies in its first week of sales in the U.S., according to Soundscan.

    Also interesting to note is that “Feedback” makes a significant jump on the Hot 100 this week, leaping from 53 to 19 as the result of a large increase in digital sales of the song. This is a new peak for the track on that chart and becomes Janet’s highest charting single on the Hot 100 since 2001’s “Someone To Call My Lover,” which peaked at No. 3. Janet now has a total of 33 top 40 hits throughout her career.

    “Feedback” also debuts on the various sales charts this week due to the February 26 release of the track’s vinyl single.

    Surprisingly, 2004’s “All Nite (Don’t Stop)” also re-enters one of the singles sales charts this week, four years after its release.

    UPDATE: Billboard.com is now reporting that “Feedback” sold 81,000 digital downloads this week.

    Discipline:
    The Billboard 200: debuts at 1* [Hot Shot Debut]
    Billboard Comprehensive Albums: debuts at 1* [Hot Shot Debut]
    Top Digital Albums: debuts at 1
    Top Internet Albums: debuts at 6
    Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums: debuts at 1* [Hot Shot Debut]
    Top Canadian Albums: debuts at 3*

    “Luv”:
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 46 to 34*
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: 46 to 34*

    “Feedback”:
    Hot 100: 53 to 19* [Sales Gainer]
    Hot Singles Sales: debuts at 2*
    Pop 100: 43 to 23*
    Hot Digital Tracks: 23 to 9*
    Hot Digital Songs: 22 to 7*
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 79 to 71*
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: re-enters at 71*
    Hot Dance/Club Play: 3 to 2*
    Hot Dance Airplay: 7 to 3*
    Hot Dance Singles Sales: debuts at 9*
    Hot Canadian Digital Singles: 14 to 2*
    Canadian Hot 100: 25 to 3* [Sales Gainer]
    Hot Videoclip Tracks: 16 to 15

    “Call On Me”:
    Hot Singles Sales: drops out

    “All Nite (Don’t Stop)”
    Hot Singles Sales: re-enters at 40*

    *bullet

  17. Janet does it again like noone else can! That was a great lighting technique-slowly pulsing the light instead of using a noxious strobe.

  18. @Slim Thug

    Thanks for the breakdown. I asked my husband to watch it last night and he told me the same thing that you posted. The problem with my analysis is that I’ve never been to a club (as the ladies in here know 😐 …so I knew that my reaction to it was mostly one of lack of familiarity with the environment. It might has well have been filmed on Mars for me….Which is really funny since I completely understood “Feedback”, all of which prompted my husband to remind me that he knows that on “the planet you come from–they only read books for fun” 😐 🙄

    But I love the song. I am happy about the video. I think she is on fire right now. I just didn’t “get it”. I’m sure all of the club people did get it though.

    Are most clubs like that? It is a sort of surreal environment. Were they high? I like the music though and it looks like fun.

  19. I am forever a Janet Stan but I don’t like the video and the song is mediocre.

  20. I could’ve written a better treatment for this vid. 🙁 I like the song, most definitely, but the vid. seemed as if it were shot in a meat locker. 🙁

  21. i liked the video. it’s cool. it has that same dark look to it like feedback did. i don’t mind. i love the theme….the whole futuristic blitz kids fashion. i have always liked the song. so i had high hopes for a video. janet did the damn thing.

    the weird thing is, is that i don’t really listen to house music….i’m not against it but i don’t really listen to it. now this song has a house beat……but i don’t think of house music and such when i listen to it…….i automatically think of breakdancing……hmm…. i wonder why?

    as for those pictures. she looks cool. can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures from her blackbook magazine photoshoot though.
    ayo stephanie,
    if you get those pictures post them up here.

    now i gotta split :booty: like butt cheeks :booty: !
    :lol2: :banana:

  22. I dont know who is out there rating Janet’s album but, there are ALOT of really good songs on this album. I wouldn’t say it’s a “comeback” album but It not one we should sleep on. There were many reviews about the robot sounds but really there are a great deal of slow ballads that are really similar to the old Janet like “Again”, “Come Back To Me”, and “Let’s Wait A While”. You wont find the “That’s The Way Love Goes” or “Any Time Any Place” hits but, this album is by far better then what is out there today in POP culture.

  23. STEPHANIE!!!!!!
    LOOKS LIKE SOMEBODY’S SPAMMING THE JOINT.

    @ ONLINE DATING ….WHOEVER
    WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE TOPIC?

  24. I love luv love Rock With U and the dancing in the video is outta sight! I was so thrilled when I read that Janet was all over the charts and had yet another #1 album. Take that haters! the Janet Stans rule! Just waiting for Feedback to be #1 on the dance chart next week and the dominance will continue. It’s a Janet world after all.

  25. @Blacksista

    The entire album is pretty amazing. I can switch from Coltrane’s Lush Life, to Janet’s newest album and not feel like I’ve been let down in any way. I’m not saying it’s classical jazz-but it is very good music.

  26. This is going to be more of a hit in Europe then in the U.S., they always have these kind of songs charting. I think America is stuck musically, my opinion.

    @NEF, child, get on the internet and you can see clubs live on the net. Plus, did you not watch Soul Train ever…not a club per se but close e-damn-nuff! Plus, many hip hop videos or filmed in clubs (unfortunately). Girl, I’m going to a club soon. In Dubai the clubs ain’t all that but hey, it’s the Middle East,I ain’t expecting much here. LOL

    ANd folks lets remember, Janet is an international artist…she just doesn’t belng to the US…so she has to change up the sound every now and again.

  27. Nefertari, La Domina, Kanyade,
    Good day to you ladies. How y’all doin’ today? I hope and trust that y’all are doin’ just fine.
    In response to my critique of the “Rock With U” song and video, the 3 of you said some very interesting things, very insightful things; the 3 of you hit on a few of the elements of the underground club/house music scene. Please allow me to define:
    Kanyade said that to her the video seemed like it was “shot in a meat locker.” Kanyade is on to something here. The vast majority of clubs are in the the so-called “underground”. That is to say that these locations are not sanctioned by the local police and fire department. Why? Because they are, for example, an old, vacant warehouse or factory. Without the police or the fire depatment knowing it, a DJ will set up his equipment in that vacant building. By mouth, the word will get all over the streets that there’s going to be a party at such-and-such a location. When you get to the club it will have a rundown look to it. House Music is played, non-stop, until the break of dawn. Eventually, oh, in about a month or 2, the police and fire department will find out and they will close the place down. Then the whole process starts all over again. But because the location is a secret known only on the streets, the word “underground” is applied to the entire scene. It is very appearent that Janet has a total knowledge of the “underground” club/house music scene and has mastered it all. She has incorporated “underground” elements into her “Rock With U” video since she is singing house music style; that is the reason the video has a “meat locker” look and feel to it. Janet is recreating an “underground” club scene. Nefertari asked, “Are most clubs like that?” Yes. Not all, but most. The clubs that do have a license to operate from the police and fire department are these high end places where the cover charge to get in is crazy high and drinks are usually $7 or $8 (Or More! ). La Domina said something very interesting; she said that although she doesn’t “really listen to house music”, when she does happen to hear some, she starts to “automatically think of breakdancing.”… she “wonder[s] why?” The essence of “house music” is that constant, never ending beat. What is happening to La Domina is her body is surrendering to the rhythm; her body recognizes that “house music” is a body thang, a soul thang. Her body is allowing the rhythm and the beat to move her. To conclude, let make a generalization about “house music” as a whole. What I’m about to say is very abstract and very theoretical. But as I’ve said, these absractions, theories and conjectures are facets that Janet has a total and thorough command of. Here’ we go…
    In “house music” , when the DJ sets up his equipment, what he is doing is appropiating an area. In doing this he is creating a point in space. At that juncture something happens. When the DJ plays the music and the people dance, they are taking that space and molding it, they are shaping it. That space now has meaning; it now has become an alternative landscape on the urban terrain; it has been transformed into a local system of signifcance.The environment that is located within that space is self contained and is fully capable regenerating and recreating itself. What is also happening is a discourse, an ideal grammar between the partyers and the music is being set up as a sociospacial construct. This construct procreates an identity and a self awareness among all who are present in the club. And this self awareness, this identity is simply this… house music is more important than the DJ… house music is more important than the venue… house music is more important than your ride… house music is more important than your clique of friends… house music is more important that your wardrobe… house music is more important than what your woman says… house music is more important than what your man says.
    Ladies, I’ve got to slide on out of here. Y’all have a very nice weekend. Take care and please be safe.
    Regards,
    Smooth Thug

  28. @ smooth thug

    i’m very well, thanks.
    you are a thinker. i like that. and yes my body does surrender to the rhythm. lol. i just used to wonder why people would classify that as a “house” song that mostly gay people would like. i’d think well i guess there’s an exception to that statement and she’s listening to this song (“Rock With U”) with a different genre in mind. oh well. i still love the song.

    @ Nefe
    soul train is kinda what a club looks like. but don’t you have some girlfriends? if you do….even if it’s just one, you could roll with them to a club or some hang out lounge and experience something new. you can’t be busy all the time. just try it once….going to a club….and if you don’t like it then so be it but if you do, just remember don’t get addicted to going out. lol. peace to you and yours.

  29. @ Smooth Thug
    Thanks for dropping the knowledge.

    I like the video. It’s like a nod to the seriously choreographed, highly stylized videos of the 80’s ( think Andre Cymone “dance eletric”). Sure beats all that booty clap mess their calling “dance” these days.

  30. @La Domina Hi…house music is just not for gay people, LOL. Some people think so but it’s a music really for those who well, like this style of music. Music is meant to bring people together…YES, it does effect some group of people more then others. Soul, r&b, hip-hop is DEFINITELY not regulated just for black folks. But I have noticed that these syles of music I mentioned in the last sentence are more embraced then say country music…(I have found outside the States except, Canada, folks don’t like country music much) throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East (though Arabs do have a thing for rock music too). I bet you guys and gals don’t know that they most respected form of music from the United States is jazz! People love jazz music. It sells more in France then the United States. You can find a New Orleans standard playing in some hotel, club or venue. So all you jazz musicians in the USA, head to Europe…South of France is beautiful and they will pay you good money to blow that horn and twiddle those piano keys. LOL. I love jazz.

  31. @LaDomina,

    I’ve seen soul train…looks hot and sweaty to me. :mrgreen: I’m 34 sis, I have girlfriends but they are older than me. But with a husband and 6 kids, I’m pretty sure that a club isn’t in my future. It looks like it could be interesting–but I would be studying people 🙄 So I’m just going to live vicariously through you. You go have fun–and then tell me about it! 😀

  32. Well if that’s house music, I just realized that I like it! Is that song “So Much Betta” house music too? Because that song is HOT. I play it everyday and dance.

  33. [quote comment=”22707″]@La Domina Hi…house music is just not for gay people, LOL. Some people think so but it’s a music really for those who well, like this style of music. Music is meant to bring people together…YES, it does effect some group of people more then others. Soul, r&b, hip-hop is DEFINITELY not regulated just for black folks. But I have noticed that these syles of music I mentioned in the last sentence are more embraced then say country music…(I have found outside the States except, Canada, folks don’t like country music much) throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East (though Arabs do have a thing for rock music too). I bet you guys and gals don’t know that they most respected form of music from the United States is jazz! People love jazz music. It sells more in France then the United States. You can find a New Orleans standard playing in some hotel, club or venue. So all you jazz musicians in the USA, head to Europe…South of France is beautiful and they will pay you good money to blow that horn and twiddle those piano keys. LOL. I love jazz.[/quote]

    did i say that? well that’s not what i meant. i never thought house music was just for gay people. oh welly well. oh and jazz is cool.

  34. [quote comment=”22709″]@LaDomina,

    I’ve seen soul train…looks hot and sweaty to me. :mrgreen:

    I’m 34 sis, I have girlfriends but they are older than me. But with a husband and 6 kids, I’m pretty sure that a club isn’t in my future. It looks like it could be interesting–but I would be studying people 🙄

    So I’m just going to live vicariously through you. You go have fun–and then tell me about it! :-D[/quote]

    haha….you might have to wait for those club going stories. i don’t like parties really. i guess i will one day but not now. :dance1: :dance2: :banana:

  35. Janet described this video as one for “the kids.”

    Janet is a mess….LOL

    I love the whole feel of the video…

  36. Rock With U is off the chain yo. @ 1st when i didn’t like it too much compare to “Luv” and “Feedback”. I taught it was very European and Madonnaish.. Then when she perfrom it @ Good Morning America, i luved it. The way the dance steps to the song was very grovy.. it almost looked like she was dancing on air. Then when the music video debuted, it was even better then the performance. :dance1: :dance1: :dance1: :dance1: :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:

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