Monday, June 29, 2009

MJ Tribute @ the BET awards last night

Janet speaks on the behalf of the entire Jackson family,
and Ne-Yo and Jamie does Michael justice by sernading the
late, great King of Music with "I'll be there"

Certified tear jerker.

God bless Janet for her strength to even do this, God bless the entire Jackson family.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My feelings on Michael Jackson. . .

My brother, Dunklin Street, post was heart felt, and his personal message about the passing of such a major figure in pop culture-- But I felt the need to say something.

I know its been a very, very long time since I've posted a thing, but I had to speak on this. Michael Jackson was far more to me then just an entertainer, he was like a family member. I've watched him tv and listened to his music since way before I knew who he even was. I've seen him through his ups and downs, his times of joy and his times of sorrow-- It really felt like I knew him and that he was apart of my family.

It really has not hit me that he's gone. I mean, I see it all over the tv, but my heart refuses to believe the truth, I want so badly for someone to say this is a dream or just a very unfunny joke and that Michael is okay. . . But in reality. . . He's gone. But far from forgotten.

Michael Jackson will forever and always be my favorite entertainer, forever. His style is unmatched, and his legacy is invicible. Michael, my brother, may God hold you close to his heart, and don't be scoffing up the golden streets in heaven while you moonwalking! lol-- I love you, and thank God for you and all the blessed talent you had. I'll miss you and I'll bump "Beat it" a little harder. . . Just in case you in heaven listening. Love you always.

Forever Rest in Peace
Michael Joseph Jackson aka King of Music ((keepin it real))
August 29, 1958- June 25, 2009

You will be missed.

the one and the only. . .

Midwest Belle

Friday, June 26, 2009

R.I.P. The King of Pop

I know I'm a little late, but i had 2 show my appreciation to the greatest entertainer of all time. I'm still in shock. But i found out that recently he accepted Christ, so that calms my nerves to some degree. Some of my earliest memories of listening to music was his songs.

Mike i love you man. Your music and spirit will live on forever. God bless his three children and his entire family.

Michael Joseph Jackson
August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Is Jigga trying to remain relevent?

I know by now you've all heard Hov's new street single off The Blueprint 3 "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)". In it Jay takes some shots at every body's favorite studio tool. He even calls out persons in the "game" who frequently use the device. Even though Kanye West and Lil Wayne, two of his most frequent collaborators, use it very often. I love Jay-Z. I have everyone of his albums in my collection. I even liked Kingdom Come. But the one thing i always liked and respected about him, was that he is a trendsetter. When he couldn't get a major label to sign him, he started his own shit. Roc-a-Fella Records became one of the biggest labels in the history of Hip Hop. The "Hard Knock Life" Tour single-handily resurrected the idea that rappers could sell-out major areas and have no violence. Roc-a-Wear, Roc-a-fella Films, Armandale Vodka, the list goes on and on. When Jay-Z spoke, the rest of the rap game listened.
Now he is saying that the "game" needs a face-lift. And to certain degree, i totally agree with his sentiment. I mean have you listened to the radio lately? It's all bullshit. The same shit over and over again. You got niggas like Ye and Weezy claiming to be the best in the game, but don't know if they want to be rappers or singers. Don't Get me wrong, i loved 808's & Heartbreaks, but i miss that hungry rapper he was two, three years ago. The problem i have with Jigga is that now he wants to "down" talk Auto-tune, when he basically set this whole shit in motion, when he was President of Def Jam. He didn't support real hip hop artists like LL Cool J, Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Joe Budden. Even his Roc homies like Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Young Gunz and protege Memphis Bleek didn't escape the Def Jam's "shift". While those artists floundered, Southern rappers like Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and Ludacris became household names. The message was clear, if you wasn't a pop act or reppin the dirty south, you didnt matter. He sat back and allowed the Def Jam, the most important label in the history of Hip Hop, to become as relevant and Jive Records.
Now what am i trying to say? Maybe Auto-Tune needs to die. Maybe it has run it's course. But i just find it awfully convient that he wants to talk about this shit when he knows he got on of the most important albums of his career coming out in September.