Friday, June 26, 2009
R.I.P. Michael Jackson
there isn't another artist who influenced me more. from the time i was born, michael jackson was music to me. i remember at one of my birthday parties dancing and entertaining everyone in my red leather jacket. me & my cousin used to have dance battles on who could moonwalk the best. in fact my cousin is a dancer today, because of michael jackson.
a few months ago i was listening to the thriller album, and jamming out. and i proclaimed, that michael jackson is a genius. this man wasn't just a singer. an entertainer. a songwriter. a producer. a dancer. a choreographer. a engineer. a composer. he did it all. his videos were original, fresh, creative, & unique. it doesn't matter what you thought about him as a person, as an entertainer there was no mistaking who was the King of Pop. the guy who had grown ass men fainting & crying. the guy who could walk into any store in any country and cause mass hysteria. the guy who was misunderstood because of his kind spirit. the thing is, if you ever had a problem with him it was because of situations that didn't even involve you. it was because of speculation, rumors, or accounts based on your views of how he was perceived, not how he was.
i had the honor to meet him. i remember walking in the studio and he was sitting there and my heart stopped. i couldn't talk. i looked at him and said, "dude you're michael jackson...i'm standing in here with michael jackson". and all he did was laugh. there was no ego. there was no weirdness. there was just a man. a musical genius. someone who was so far ahead of the game, that he didn't even have to record anymore. his music is timeless. he will live forever, because his put his soul into everything he ever did.
thank you michael for inspiring me. thank you for putting the love of music in my heart and nurturing it. thank you for creating something that means so much to so many people. you will forever be my musical mentor.