97 Words: “Go Deep (Timbaland/Missy Remix)” by Janet Jackson

Vincent Anthony
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This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list.

If there was ever a golden age of the remix, it was the 1990s. There were house, hip-hop, and R&B mixes galore — and they were all on point! When Janet Jackson enlisted Timbaland and Missy Elliott to remix the fourth single from “The Velvet Rope,” she flipped it from funky bop to hip-hop groove. While Missy’s take on the hook lacks the catchiness of the poppier original, it definitely makes the song slap with a sly, sexy edge atop the Timbaland beat. Whichever variation you choose, Janet’s “Go Deep” will have you partying late into the night.

Watch the “Go Deep” video, stream the remix, or get “The Velvet Rope” on vinyl.

In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.

Check out our full “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist here.

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.