Friday, 26 June 2009

rip mj - August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

the King (of pop) is dead, long live the King. i grew up on mj, thriller was the first vinyl
I ever owned, my dad brought me the making of the thriller video when i sick in bed,
and that just tied into completely into my love of horror films and michaels music.
My mate even made up a dance routine to Thriller that we practiced.
I recently read in Johnny Cash's autobiography, that every one has their own Elvis,
the other King (of rock 'n' roll), for Cash it was the Elvis of the 50's, well for me it
has to be the Michael Jackson of the 70's.
When I heard Off the Wall, I liked it, not as much as Thriller at the time but as I grew older I grew to like it more than any of his contempoary stuff, and he still seemed outwardly untroubled and natural. So that's the mj i'll choose to remember and be sad at the loss of.

rip mj

Off the Wall: (Epic 1979)
* "I Can't Help It"
Aceyalone - "B-Boy Kingdom"
De la Soul - "Breakadawn"
Ginuwine - "U Want to Be"
Mary J. Blige - "Sexy"
* "Rock with You"
De la Soul - "Cool Breeze on the Rocks"
Puff Daddy ft Ma$e - "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down"
* "Off the Wall"
Chubb Rock - "Enjoy Ya Self"
* "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"
Ma$e ft Lil' Cease & Jay-Z - "Cheat on You"
Rebel MC - "Just Keep Rockin'"

Thriller: (Epic 1983)
* "Thriller"
Biz Markie - "Muddfoot"
Def Squad - "No Guest List"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - "Rhythm Trax - House Party Style"
Large Professor - "Mad Scientist"
NWA - "100 Miles and Runnin'"
Public Enemy - "911 is a Joke"
* "Human Nature"
Nas - "It Ain't Hard to Tell"
SWV - "Right Here"
Tupac - "Thug Nature"
* "The Lady in My Life"
Gangsta Pat - "I Wanna Smoke"
LL Cool J - "Hey Lover"
Three 6 Mafia - "Porno Movie"
* "I Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
MC Lyte - "Poor Georgie"
* "Billy Jean" (Drums)
Aaliyah ft Slick Rick - "Got to Give it Up"
Blackstreet - "Billie Jean"
Ice Cube - "You Know How We Do It"
ODB - "Got Your Money"
Refugee Camp Allstars - "Avenues"
* "P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)"
Kanye West ft T-Pain - "Good Life"
Memphis Bleek - "I Wanna Love You"
Monica - "All Eyez On Me"

this shows how infulental his music was sample tree

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