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    mm this should be in the tribute thread
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    whats interesting about this clip is that James Brown was MJ's influence

    check this clip love it when James says little Mike did James Brown moves but now he got his own. You could see how much Mike admired James Brown who equally respected him

    YouTube - James Brown Dies (Tribute w/ Michael Jackson)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyDay View Post
    mm this should be in the tribute thread
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    whats interesting about this clip is that James Brown was MJ's influence

    check this clip love it when James says little Mike did James Brown moves but now he got his own. You could see how much Mike admired James Brown who equally respected him

    YouTube - James Brown Dies (Tribute w/ Michael Jackson)
    Well I havn't cried yet,but this clip almost tipped me over the edge,it's bloody brilliant!!!

    I dunno what kind of funeral the Jacksons are planning ,I do hope it will be a public event,one thing I do know is that a lot of florists will be able to pay off a huge chunk of their mortgages in the comings weeks,this is like the lottery for them.

    I was also thinking last night,who do have left who's is legendary??I mean like old school and from a child great? the only person I could think of is Stevie Wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jett Black View Post

    I was also thinking last night,who do have left who's is legendary??I mean like old school and from a child great? the only person I could think of is Stevie Wonder.
    Well, Prince is also an iconic legend, not on the level of Michael though.


    And when I think of "LEGENDARY," I also think of Stevie and Smokey, Gladys, Diana and ALL the Motown greats who are still living.

    As well as Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Patti.

    Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Sly Stone, George Clinton, ...

    Then, there's also whoever are last original members of legendary groups/bands:

    Eddie Levert (The O'Jays), Lionel Ritchie/Walter Orange..,(The Commodores) Maurice White... (EWF), Otis Williams (The Temptations), The Manhattans, The Stylistics, Teddy Pendergrass (Harold Melvin & The BlueNotes), etc..

    I don't think there's any original member left living of "The Chi-Lites" but I'm not sure.

    IMO, probably because of my age, (lol) there are many "Legends" left around. They just don't have the worldwide "ICONIC" memory of MJ. But I will be affected by all of their passings. These people touched generations too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isis_sista View Post
    Well, Prince is also an iconic legend, not on the level of Michael though.


    And when I think of "LEGENDARY," I also think of Stevie and Smokey, Gladys, Diana and ALL the Motown greats who are still living.

    As well as Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Patti.

    Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Sly Stone, George Clinton, ...

    Then, there's also whoever are last original members of legendary groups/bands:

    Eddie Levert (The O'Jays), Lionel Ritchie/Walter Orange..,(The Commodores) Maurice White... (EWF), Otis Williams (The Temptations), The Manhattans, The Stylistics, Teddy Pendergrass (Harold Melvin & The BlueNotes), etc..

    I don't think there's any original member left living of "The Chi-Lites" but I'm not sure.

    IMO, probably because of my age, (lol) there are many "Legends" left around. They just don't have the worldwide "ICONIC" memory of MJ. But I will be affected by all of their passings. These people touched generations too.
    All those people are great for sure...but i'm actually talking about who do we have left who has the same scope(as MJ) and had that genius from child-hood...which there is video evidence of.?...and the only person I can think of is Stevie.
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    Actually, when I think about it some more,I think maybe I can include LITTLE RICHARD as I believe there is some footage of him doing his thang from an early age,plus Little Richard is someone who I forgot to put on my possible attendee's list at MJ's funeral.

    Thing is he doesn't get the same props from the black community coz he is a flaming gaylord and hella weird,however,he is one of the chief architects of Rock and Roll and does have mad skills!


    I was thinking more about Stevie and his trajectory and kinda comparing it in my mind with Micheal's.

    I think there's no room for debate that Stevie has written some of the most brilliant songs of ALL TIME,the brother plays drums,guitar,harmonica and can sing his ass off,so he's definitely on a level with MJ,only thing Stevie can't do is dance(that well)...although there have been perisitent rumours of him appearing on Dancing With the Stars,which would be quite awesome and I have no doubt he'd prove quite capable at it.

    I don't know enough about Stevie,his parents,his siblings etc ,but they must have instilled in him that he can do anything,also Stevie doesn't appear to have suffered with any identity issues(tis perhaps just as well he's blind),he married black women,had children with black women etc,etc,he rocked the braids,daishiki's,the whole 9.

    I guess you could argue that if had,had such a phucked up start as MJ,he could have easily gone that route too....???


    And then there's Quincy Jones,LEGEND!,who just about squeaks in there in terms of scope,i've seen footage of him as a teenager doing his thing on the trumpet,identity issues??? well he would require a whole seperate thread but it's well documented the hell he suffered with his Mother..so this probably has a lot to do with it.

    Obviously i'm not making excuses for mofo's but it's clear that what happens from an early age has a big impact and can shape your future.
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    I always liked Alien Ant Farm's cover of Smooth Criminal,the video is great,it has a million references to MJ's life ,the good and the bad.I always felt like they did this with love though.

    YouTube - Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (Music Video)
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    MJ and Prince were natural rivals...the best always clash...


    they didn't get along....and in fact...I heard Prince do a battle rap, heheh, against MJ back when Prince was doing the rapping thing....

    look up the "my name is Prince" video...and catch the rapping part...




    they both eventually had falling out with their record companies too....and after getting bent over by record company, after years of being racially (and sexually)ambivalent....they both started making comments about being Black and racism..etc.etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DtotheJ View Post
    Jett

    MJ and Prince were natural rivals...the best always clash...


    they didn't get along....and in fact...I heard Prince do a battle rap, heheh, against MJ back when Prince was doing the rapping thing....

    look up the "my name is Prince" video...and catch the rapping part...




    they both eventually had falling out with their record companies too....and after getting bent over by record company, after years of being racially (and sexually)ambivalent....they both started making comments about being Black and racism..etc.etc.

    I'm not sure they didn't get along,I think there was a professional rivalry maybe,however I do think they were friendly.

    'Bad' was supposed to be a duet between Prince and Micheal,but Prince bailed as he said it would be a hit without him.
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    "You've go to be Prince before you're king anyway"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DtotheJ View Post
    "You've go to be Prince before you're king anyway"
    Yeah I rememebr that line,it was a good one.
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    Michael Jackson appreciation ceremonies at the Apollo. Real nice photos:


    A Tribute to Michael Jackson at the Apollo Theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynGal View Post

    Michael Jackson appreciation ceremonies at the Apollo. Real nice photos:


    A Tribute to Michael Jackson at the Apollo Theater

    Those pics are great,picture number 12 killed it!

    Didja go BG??

    They are going to have a celebration outside the O2 arena on what would have been the 1st leg of his date(July 13th),gonna have to go.
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    @JettBlack,

    I posted that link right after we got home an hour ago!

    Wooooowwweeeeee!!!! Yall shoulda been there!


    It was hot and tight as hell but we managed to get inside.

    We left and folks are still singing outside!
    "Now Anna Mae, I done gave up that there narcotic."

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    *threads merged*

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    Nas 'It ain't hard to tell' and SWV's 'Rght here' made me want to lesson to MJ's 'Human nature' and vice versa.

    YouTube - Michael Jackson- Human Nature

    YouTube - Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell

    YouTube - SWV-Right Here (Human Nature Mix)

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    one of my favorite jackson songs...I thought this was one of the greatest videos when I saw it

    YouTube - Jackson Five - Can You Feel It
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    Quote Originally Posted by DtotheJ View Post
    one of my favorite jackson songs...I thought this was one of the greatest videos when I saw it

    YouTube - Jackson Five - Can You Feel It
    This armageddeon,rapture video was the shit when I was a kid....Looking at it now,it looks like it cost all of $8.00 to make,lol.
    I love the bit where Mike claps his hands together..... and the tune is tight,love the bass-line!
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    with youtube and current technology, i'm certain that tribute videos done to the entire jacksons, j5, and Mj catalogue will spring up



    I still dig the old school videos through.... music videos haven't been very creative in over 10 years.....so the early classic ones always are gonna be great.

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    comedian Eddie Griffin

    his last joke in this set involved MJ..

    from def comedy jam from early 90s(you were warned)
    YouTube - Def Comedy Jam - Eddie Griffin


    and just to show you how REAL he was.......in late 2008...paparazzi saw him out ans started asking him questions about MJ

    his response?


    YouTube - Eddie Griffin tells paps to **** OFF! (Michael Jackson related)

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    sort of a weird tribute


    long story short..

    there was a rap battle years ago...involving jay z....he performed at a large radio station show over here.....and dissed mobb deep....and then took it a step further by showing a real photo of one of mobb deep's members in full MJ outfit as a kid....over the big screen of the stage...




    "You was a ballerina
    , i got the pictures..i seen ya/"

    anyway....xxl magazine, .contacted Prodigy(from mobb deep) and got his views on MJ passing away..


    it's interesting
    XXLmag.com - » Prodigy Reacts To Michael Jackson’s Death From Behind Bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by DtotheJ View Post
    comedian Eddie Griffin

    his last joke in this set involved MJ..

    from def comedy jam from early 90s(you were warned)
    YouTube - Def Comedy Jam - Eddie Griffin


    and just to show you how REAL he was.......in late 2008...paparazzi saw him out ans started asking him questions about MJ

    his response?


    YouTube - Eddie Griffin tells paps to **** OFF! (Michael Jackson related)
    Both of these clips are stoooooooopid funny!

    Eddie was DOING the hell outta those moves though, wasn't he??,who knew?
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    that MJ joke and dance....is what made his career...lot of def comedy jam people had career defining jokes...

    the kind of stuff that separated them from the pack..

    somebody already posted the chris tucker mj/pimp joke

    eddie nailing the dance moves is what made the joke so funny...

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    don't know if the entire california raisin ad campaign aired outside of the states...but it was a popular series....


    and then they released the MJ version



    YouTube - Michael Jackson - California Raisins


 

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