Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a huge Michael Jackson fan. I would go so far as to say I stan harder for Michael Jackson than I do for Cardi B. I have never offered to give anyone the hands over Cardi B, but I am absolutely intolerant of Michael Jackson slander, and I absolutely will fight you over it.
As people around the world celebrate Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday, Janet Jackson paid homage to the King of Pop aka her big brother Michael Jackson, by releasing a teaser video for her “Remember the Time” inspired video.
Imagine it’s the early 1990s and you spot an audition in the newspaper to be a dancer in Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember the Time” video. So, at a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 17-years-old, you show up to the audition and nail it. You get the gig. There’s nowhere to go but up from there, right? Wrong! Well, wrong-ish.
As Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday approaches, mediocre British singer Sam Smith had the audacity to come for the King of Pop. While vacationing with fellow singer Adam Lambert, a video was posted of Smith saying that he doesn’t like Michael Jackson.
Joseph Walter Jackson, who aspired to be a musician himself, instead became the mastermind behind the most successful musical family in pop history, attracting much controversy along the way. He died Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. He was 89.
It was only a matter of time before we’d see “Michael Jackson: The Musical.”
Since my daughter was born, I’ve had two very clear objectives: 1) Raise a good human being who goes to Spelman College, and 2) Turn my daughter (and the rest of my kids) into music heads. I want my kids to be the ones who go to school talking about that new Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear album. I want them thinking that…
Next month, a Detroit street on which people will be easing on down will be renamed after the King of Pop. On Thursday, the Detroit City Council announced that Randolph Street between Gratiot Avenue and Madison Street in Detroit’s Theater District will be renamed Michael Jackson Avenue to honor the late superstar.
I can be prone to hyperbole. I can see proof of it in my daughter, who has adopted my penchant for saying, “This is my favorite song ever” for nearly every song she hears that she likes. We don’t do things small in the My-Last-Name-Isn’t-Really-Jackson household.
Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known to most as Chance the Rapper or Lil Chano, gave a rousing commencement address to the graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans on Saturday, a not ahistorical speech, charging the graduates to strive to surpass those who came before them.
The entire span of my 30s has been an exercise in attempting to give the fewest fucks possible. It hasn’t been easy. Fucks are sticky. Fucks are Velcro. Fucks are pieces of confetti you still occasionally find in a sweater you wore to a New Year’s Eve party in 2015. Just when you think you’re out of fucks, they pull…
How you were raised largely dictates how you will turn out as an adult. I have zero science to back this up; nor do I have a link to a white paper from the Atlanta Conference of Negro Problems’ (that was a real thing, by the way) early writings that proves this axiom dating back to the 1870s. Truth is, some shit is…
I love a good bad movie. You know them: Meteor Man, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Undercover Brother [Editor’s note: Undercover Brother is a brilliant movie, making it good good. —P.J.], Pootie Tang, Crash. Films that are laughably absurd, either on purpose or by accident, but still manage to entertain.
A Los Angeles judge threw out a lawsuit brought by a choreographer against Michael Jackson that alleged the singer had molested him as a child. According to USA Today, the lawsuit was one of the last major claims against Jackson’s properties.
Blackness. It’s a dynamic state of interwoven race, ethnicity and culture that’s both unifying as well as mystifying. While being a member of the black community comes with an immeasurable number of intrinsic benefits and inherent perks (see: people assuming you’re cool/people assuming you can hoop/people always…
It’s amazing how quickly something can go from awesome to WTF, but last night during the Silver Spring, Md., stop of Jagged Edge’s tour, they leveled that shit all the way up, leaving an entire crowd both dumbfounded and pissed and their Twitter mentions deservedly in shambles.
Thursday marks the 35th anniversary of the release of what is probably Michael Jackson’s most popular album, Thriller. This album changed the game in a lot of ways, but most especially where it comes to the music-video genre. In short, it was a work of genius.
The older son of the King of Pop was rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital Thursday when his motorcycle decided to moonwalk down a slick street, causing a minor accident.
I’m a Bobby Brown fan. I’m not sure I’m at stan levels, but I did shell out the money to buy the hardback copy of his autobiography (written with the assistance of Nick Chiles—it’s painfully obvious where Bobby either had help or didn’t write at all) and read it immediately in one sitting.
On this day 59 years ago, the world was blessed with the birth of one Michael Joseph Jackson. From his humble beginnings in Gary, Ind., he would rise to a worldwide level of stardom that most entertainers can only hope to achieve. Eight years after he left us, his music lives on and continues to fuel our fondest…