Got 'til It's Gone

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"Got 'til It's Gone"
Single by Janet Jackson featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell
from the album The Velvet Rope
Released September 22, 1997
Format
Recorded March–June 1997; Flyte Tyme Studios
(Edina, Minnesota)
Genre
Length

4:01 (album/single edit)

3:39 (radio edit)
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Twenty Foreplay"
(1996)
"Got 'til It's Gone"
(1997)
"Together Again"
(1997)

"Got 'til It's Gone" is a song by Janet Jackson, featuring rapper Q-Tip and folk singer Joni Mitchell. It was released as the lead single from Jackson's sixth studio album, The Velvet Rope on September 22, 1997. Written by Jackson, Jam and Lewis, with additional writing by René Elizondo, Jr., Mitchell, and Kamaal Ibn Fareed,[3] "Got 'til It's Gone" was considered a departure from Jackson's mainstream pop appeal, striving for a less polished and more authentic alternative hip hop and trip hop-influenced sound. Its lyrics speak of a great lesson Jackson learned — appreciate what you have while you have it.

"Got 'til It's Gone" was met with mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised its fusion of Jackson's pop style with "harder-edged hip-hop." Adversely, the song was also labeled "disappointing" with an "incongruous" appearance from Mitchell. "Got 'til It's Gone" was not released as a commercial single, making it ineligible to appear on the Billboard Hot 100. However, the song peaked at number 36 on pop formats and reached number three on urban radio. Internationally, "Got 'til It's Gone" reached the top twenty in most European markets, including France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

The music video for "Got 'til It's Gone," directed by Mark Romanek, portrays Jackson as a lounge singer during the time of apartheid in South Africa. It was called a "masterpiece" by critics, winning a Grammy Award for "Best Short Form Music Video."

Background[edit]

"Got 'til It's Gone" was released as the lead single from Jackson's sixth album The Velvet Rope, which chronicled Jackson's struggle with depression and intimacy. In an interview for MTV, she discussed how the depression had made her frequently sad and caused her to take breaks from her music career. She felt this was heightened by her estrangement from the rest of the Jackson family.[4] Jimmy Jam was aware of Jackson's depression during the writing of the album, noticing how she would spontaneously cancel recording sessions, appearing constantly troubled.[5] Jackson discussed "Got 'til It's Gone" and The Velvet Rope album during an interview with Rolling Stone, saying "Singing these songs has meant digging up pain that I buried a long time ago. It's been hard and sometimes confusing. But I've had to do it. I've been burying pain my whole life. It's like kicking dirt under the carpet. At some point there's so much dirt that you start to choke. Well, I've been choking. My therapy came in writing these songs. Then I had to find the courage to sing them or else suffer the consequences - a permanent case of the blues."[6]

The song's music video and promotional photos were the first glimpse of the new image Jackson developed for The Velvet Rope campaign, which combined elements from Gothic and African cultures and consisted of red hair, nasal and body piercings, and various tattoos.[7] "Got 'til It's Gone" was serviced to multiple airplay formats, including Pop, Urban, Rhythmic, and Adult Contemporary/Jazz, in early September, 1997.[8]

Composition[edit]

Janet's vocals repeatedly fade in and out with the song's haunting instrumental as Q-Tip performs ad-libs and Joni Mitchell contributes a vocal loop.

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"Got 'til It's Gone" was a departure from Jackson's mainstream pop appeal, striving for a less polished and more authentic alternative hip hop and trip hop-influenced sound. It also incorporates elements of diverse genres such as pop, R&B, folk, jazz, reggae, neo soul, and downtempo, featuring guest vocals from rapper Q-Tip and a sample from Joni Mitchell's 1970 song "Big Yellow Taxi".[9][10] It was written by Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and René Elizondo, Jr., with Q-Tip and Mitchell having written their own verses, and produced by Jackson, Jam & Lewis. Co-producer Jimmy Jam spoke of the song's crossover potential, commenting "Janet has always been one of those artists that bridges R&B and hip-hop and pop and rock", adding "We really thought 'Got 'Til It's Gone' would be accepted [by all audiences] across the board." [11] Jackson revealed "'Got 'Til It's Gone' is about a great life lesson she learned — appreciate what you have while you have it. When discussing the song with Jet Magazine Jackson stated, "In my life, I try to take nothing for granted, even if I don't always succeed."[12]

Jackson explained why she felt compelled to combine the folk elements from Mitchell with Q-Tip's rap verse, saying "Him and Joni Mitchell have something in common: what they write is poetry."[13] "I think of folk and rap among similar strands. Especially lyrically because you can put so much content into one song. Hip hop is great and I think it's good that it talks of the harsh realities of life in the ghettos[...]."[14] Speaking about Q-Tip's appearance, Jackson said, "Q-Tip represents all that's creative and strong about rap. He's real and right to the point, and I loved working with him."[15] Jackson has frequently mentioned Mitchell as an influence and artist she's admired throughout her career, which led to Jackson asking Mitchell to contribute vocals to "Got 'til It's Gone". Jackson stated, "As a kid I was drawn to Joni Mitchell records," continuing [...] "Joni's songs spoke to me in an intimate, personal way."[15] Jackson contacted Mitchell personally to ask for permission to use the sample, stating "everyone said it couldn't be done, but if [Mitchell] was going to say no to me, I had to hear it from her myself [...] I called her and told her I wanted her to hear it before she made a decision. Everybody was surprised when a couple of days later, she said yes."[16] Describing the situation, Jackson recalled "[...] I told her I'd like to send her a tape before she made a decision. She listened to it, and called back a few days later and said she absolutely loved it and would be honored if we did, so I was very excited."[17]

Critical reception[edit]

"Got 'til It's Gone received mostly positive reviews from music critics.[18] Rob Fitzpatrick of The Guardian described it as an "Absolutely sublime pop production," saying Jackson sounds "fresher than ever." Fitzpatrick also praised the song's simple production, adding the "revolutionary use of space and dynamics worked wonders on the radio and in clubs."[19] MTV observed the song "sets the tone for the new, more experimental material," complete with "a spooky vocal loop," "old-school DJ scratching," and "layering it all with Jackson's fragile, whispered vocals, the song is then, now and later all at the same time."[20] People Magazine applauded the track as "an understated, hip-hop pastiche that features the unlikely but inspired pairing of rapper Q-Tip and a sampled Joni Mitchell," commenting "if you sneeze, you might miss her vocals altogether." The excerpt concluded Jackson's "star power" and "thundering, damn-the-torpedoes production" make it "easy to overlook what's missing."[21] The New York Times considered it "hip-hop-tinged R&B", also noticing "a depressive sobriety" in Jackson's vocals, and Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph approved the song as "a deliciously light confection."[22][23][24] A review from San Francisco Weekly classified it as "a clever pastiche" which blended well with Jackson's vocals and Q-Tip's "low-key rapping."[25]

Larry Flick from Billboard said the song displays "finesse" and "marked maturity," saying "Apparently, 'tis the season for pop divas to explore edgy hip-hop territory," adding "this jam is a deftly structured study in subtle vocal styling and raw keep rhythms." The review also noted the departure from Jackson's upbeat pop and dance style might confuse listeners at first, though was ultimately a wise decision, adding "She's joined by rap superstar Q-Tip, who floats a smooth rhyme or two."[26][27] Entertainment Weekly decided the "relaxed groove" of the song is "certainly an enigmatic teaser", and Jet Magazine commented "Janet has her fans up on the dance floor with the album's first hit Got Til It's Gone", calling Q-Tip's guest verse "street smart."[28][29] Arena Magazine called the song "brilliant" and praised the "emotional turmoil that's gone into it."[30] Time Magazine considered it "an R.-and-B. reworking" which "draws smartly" from the sample.[31][32] Los Angeles Times also gave the track a positive review, saying the "cool, breezy hip-hop" of the single "cannily intertwines a Joni Mitchell sample and a seductive guest rap by Q-Tip."[33] Adversely, the song was also labeled "disappointing" and "a dreary reggae-influenced number" with an "incongruous" appearance from Mitchell.[34]

Live performances[edit]

"Got 'til It's Gone" received little promotion, with Jackson only performing the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The song was also performed on various tours, including The Velvet Rope Tour, All for You Tour, Rock Witchu Tour, and as an interlude on the Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour. MTV praised The Velvet Rope Tour's performance as "high energy", which served as the tour's encore performance on select dates, with the live version also described as a "hypnotic rendition" by The Washington Post.[35][36]

Chart performance[edit]

"Got 'til It's Gone" was not released as a commercial single, making it ineligible to appear on the Hot 100 or various other charts under the chart rules that existed at that time.[37] However, the song peaked at number thirty-six on Hot 100 Airplay and reached number three on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.[38] Internationally, "Got 'til It's Gone" reached the top twenty in several European markets — including, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland — as well as the top ten in Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom, also receiving multiple certifications. The song also became a #1 hit in Japan on Tokyo FM's J-Wave chart and in South Africa.[39]

Music video[edit]

Background[edit]

The video for "Got 'til It's Gone" was directed by Mark Romanek and filmed at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.[40] It made its worldwide premiere immediately preceding the MTV Video Music Awards, with the clip airing on other music channels such as VH1 and BET later the same evening.[41] Jackson wanted to work with Romanek because she believed him to be "amazing," commenting "I gravitate toward the directors that I really fall in love with [...]." After hearing the song, Romanek decided to use African photography as a motif, creating what he called a "pre-Apartheid celebration based on that African photography." Romanek commented on the video's theme, saying "[...] it was a situation of what I was into at that time, and I was really into this magazine that was popular in South Africa called Drum Magazine. I guess it was sort of like the 'Life Magazine' of the township, and the photography was stunning, and I said 'I would like to make a video that depicted Black culture that wasn't so obsessed, as a lot of the hip-hop videos were in that period and still are, with less materialism and sexism. I just felt like 'there's got to be other aspects of Black culture to depict.'" Joni Mitchell also commented "From the time [music] video began well into the late eighties there was a monstrous image of females being perpetrated without much exception. In the face of that I found this video to be full of humanity. Janet herself was lovely. It had dignity, and it was full of life."[42] Jackson stated that she is "very proud" of the video, adding it was "fun to make."[43]

Synopsis[edit]

In the video Jackson portrays a lounge singer during the time of apartheid in South Africa. Inspired by a blend of '60s and '70s African culture, the video depicts freedom and prosperity, opposing racial segregation and supremacy. It has been described as "a great study of the fashion and sensibilities of 1960s pre-apartheid South Africa", with Jackson wearing "vintage wide-lapeled brown leather jacket, men's tailored trousers, a printed halter top and individually-sectioned pigtails that bring to mind "the higher the hair, the closer to God."[44] The video wanders a massive house party and includes scenes inspired by the work of photographer Malick Sidibé. Images shown throughout the video include a cigarette lighter flicking by a man's groin, a young child peeking behind a man as if he had been magically birthed, a one-eyed boxer posing, a couple presses up as if simulating rear-entry sex, children jump on mattresses, a lone figure walking outside, and Jackson's shadow crawling up a wall like a stalking animal.[45] Joni Mitchell appears on a TV screen throughout the video, and Sudanese model Alek Wek also makes a cameo. The video ends with bottles thrown at Afrikaan segregation signs, which represents rebellion against discrimination and racism, celebrating freedom and embracing unity.[46]

The video is featured on the limited edition DVD released with the Special Edition of Jackson's All for You album as well as the video compilation From janet. to Damita Jo: The Videos. Photographs from the video are included in Mark Romanek's book "Music Video Stills."[47]

Reception and analysis[edit]

Award Nominated work Result
Grammy Awards Best Music Video, Short Form Won
MVPA Awards Video of the Year Nominated
Pop Music Video of the Year Won
Best Art Direction Won
Slant Magazine 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (#10) N/A
VH1 Most Stylish Music Video[48] Won
Complex 25 Most Stylish Hip-Hop Videos (#15) N/A

Slant Magazine considered the "Got Til' Its Gone" video a "masterpiece"[49] and listed it as the tenth best music video of all time, stating:

MusicOMH observed the video "stands out" in comparison to Jackson's other clips and "has a powerful impact, a nice shot of Joni Mitchell at the opening and a very dark canvas for Jackson and Q-Tip to work on".[51] B&S Magazine described the clip as "a genuine tour de force. Subtly (and not so subtly) conveying images from a party in the South African townships, together with flash-photography shots of Janet and herself and one Q-Tip of [A] Tribe Called Quest. The whole thing emphasizes the elusive, not to say, precious value of happiness as something to savor. As with the rest of the set, it is perhaps Janet's most mature vehicle yet."[52] Complex commented on the video, saying "This is about as cool as videos get. So many incredible style references in this one it’s like a moving Tumblr."[53] Jackson's appearance was also described as an "earthy, urban look".[54]

In "Unruly Media: Youtube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema," author Carol Vernallis' analyzes the video, stating "Romanek's environments somehow suggest both the miniature and the enormous. One feels space in Romanek's videos: a viewer's eyes seek out the set's corners and edges and quilts them to the song's features. One such example is [...] 'Got 'til It's Gone,' The video's dance hall is beige and narrow. To one side a window joins its twin — a similarly long blue-tinged room; murals gird both rooms' walls, or people wearing boldly patterned earthtones line up in tiers along them. These embellishments alongside an underlying structure — tiered people, murals, and duplicated rooms — complicate the video's sense of space, evoking the aforementioned monumentality and miniaturization. "Got 'til it's Gone"'s bass and acoustic guitar, shaped into lilting, wavelike gestures that seem to roll out into a more shallow, nonreverberant sonic and visual field, seem to match the song's space, its textures and colors."[55] Vernallis goes on to call the video progressive, commenting that despite the video's "bevy of loaded images tied to race and myth," its mood and tone are overwhelmingly warm [...] draw[ing] attention to Jackson's and Joni Mitchell's vocal similarities."[45]

Influence and usage in media[edit]

The song inspired the title of the novel "Got til It's Gone", published 2008, and is mentioned throughout the book.[56] Larry Duplechan's 2008 novel Got 'til It's Gone was also titled after the song and references Jackson in the book.[57] Producer DJRum credits "Got 'til It's Gone" as one of the songs which inspired him to pursue a career as a DJ.[58]

The song was used on the CBS science fiction series Now and Again, with the show's executive producer saying "the song's melancholy was appropriate" to be used during a scene where actor John Goodman's character passes away.[59] The song is mentioned in Jay-Z's memoir Decoded, in which he compares the song's meaning to the theme of "December 4th", which appeared on his eighth studio album The Black Album.[60] The song is also mentioned in the novels "Getting to the Good Part" and "In Due Time"[61][62] and in the economics book For the Love of Money: The 411 to Taking Control of Your Taxes and Building Your Net Worth.[63]

Covers and samples[edit]

In 2013, Jeff Bradshaw and Marsha Ambrosious covered "Got 'til It's Gone" for Bradshaw's album Bon Appetit.[64] Gospel artists B.Slade and Lalah Hathaway performed live covers of the song, which was included on Slade's live album.[65] Joni Mitchell incorporated Jackson's vocals and Q-Tip's verse during various live performances while on tour. Jazz musician Alexander Ethan Grey performed a cover of the song on the tribute album Smooth Sax Tribute to Janet Jackson.[66]

Track listings[edit]

Official remixes[edit]

Jackson commended the song's remixes, commenting "It is not an easy song to remix really. It's kind of a tough song. For one, the key that the song is in is really weird."[80]

Charts[edit]

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  95. ^ "British single certifications – Janet Jackson – Got 'til It's Gone". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 10, 2015.  Enter Got 'til It's Gone in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search