5. "Lenny is an interesting name" In response to Reply # 2 Mon Feb-10-20 08:20 PM by obsidianchrysalis
They're both also legacy acts who could perhaps have one more good-to-great project in them. It's surprising they haven't collaborated before. Might have been a killer combo in the late-90's. Both somewhat straddle a line between genres (Lenny - Rock and Soul, Janet - R&B and Pop and Rock).
Out of the other names listed above, Saddiq would be interesting as would No ID. No ID seems to bring heat no matter the project. Raphael's legacy is unquestioned and he's also another artist who maybe has one more remarkable project in them.
Salaam would make for an intriguing combo as well.
8. "What's weird is that I just don't see a good lane for a Janet Jackson al..." In response to Reply # 0
I had this conversation with other folks and they are like she should work with Jam & Lewis but she did that a few years ago (2015) and that barely registered as a blip.
Then when you look around you have to wonder, what other 45+ black women are making music that registers in the mainstream? When has Mary had a hit (and she even worked with them Disclosure cats)? Missy?
The only thing I can see is a Solange type of album. Other than that, I got nothing.
I would hate to see her come with adult contemporary but also don't want her trying to battle with Ella Mai or Ari Lennox for a youthful lane.
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