Michael Joseph Jackson was more than a perfectionist, an artist, or an entertainer. He was an institution, a way of life that raised the criteria above and beyond more than any other artist before or after him (Trust me..I was a fan long before Thriller and Off The Wall..). There is no question that he was an extension of the greats before him (ie, Ray Charles, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr, Fred Astaire, The Nicholas Bros, etd) . There are very few artist that can stay on the pulse of art and culture for over a lifetime, while raising the bench mark. I could go on forever and a day to speak on such a great man and a gift to the world who taught me the ultimate definiton of the word ICON. At the moment, I am still in shock and am having a hard time putting together how I truly feel in its full essence.
Thank you Sir Michael, I will always love you!
Ps: We send all of our Love and Prayers to The Jackson Family and friends.
Msg: To all of the fans, we must stay strong and keep jamming MJ in your boombox, ipod, in your car or truck and lets celebrate his Homecoming! He is at PEACE..No one can hurt him anymore..
June 26, 2009 | Categories: RESPECT, Unique 74 | Tags: American Music History, Art, Artist, Black Music Legacy, Business, Dance, Fashion, Humanitarian, Icon, Innovator, International, Larger Than Life, Maverick, Michael Jackson, Musician, Philanthropist, Producer, Publisher, The Greatest Entertainer, Visionary, Writer | 1 Comment »