Michael Jackson vs Kanye West, King of Pop Face Off

Kanye has since denied that he said the “King of Pop” statement but knowing what we know of his ego, I am not surprised if he at least thought it one time.

Anyway JumpOff TV has the comparison with these two superstars head to head for the ‘King Of Pop’ title.(Don’t worry  fans we all know that nobody can take the crown from Michael Jackson)

Here is a screen shot of Kanye’ firm denial of the story.

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[video] TV One Special on MJ

Michael Jackson’s life is told in this incredible, revealing special airing on TV One. Watch the FIRST FIVE MINUTES right here then watch the whole thrilling documentary Sunday July 26 at 8pm and again July 29 and 31 at 9pm and 11pm 

How did Michael Jackson really feel about being Black? Rev. Jesse Jackson, a close friend of the family, breaks it down. See the interview at tvoneonline.com.

Jackson Family Weirdness: Jermaine and Randy Jackson have 2 children by the same woman(Update #2)

Update #2
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Here is the third episode to The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty:
In Santa Barbara at their secluded location, hoping to focus on nothing but their upcoming concert, Jermaine continues to confront his brothers about their lack of support for his delayed Michael Tribute concert.

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Here is the second episode to The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. This episode is called The Jacksons Abroad. I actually like this show and I think it dispels a lot of the negative talk that the media has associated with the Jackson brothers for decades. They are a real family and I believe this is the first glimpse that we have seen them humanized in a very long time (Jermaine is a different story).
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Now I am not into digging up or exploiting anybody else’s family but this just seemed to weird not to post. Last night I was watching the Jackson movie on Vh1. I decided to google Jermaine Jackson when the movie showed him getting ready to marry Berry Gordy’s daughter. I was reading Wikipedia and discovered that him and his brother Randy have 2 children each by the same woman.

So in essence their children are brothers and sisters and also cousins. Picture 20I was amazed at this and still tried to understand and wonder how this would work in any normal family. I just found it plain weird and thought that I would not be in the minority. This makes Michael’s dealings with Debbie Rowe and the sperm donor seem like a drop in the bucket. Anyway here is a pic of the happy family:

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Left to right - Genevieve with brother Randy, half brothers/cousins - Jermajesty and Jaafar, mother, and adopted brother. (Randy and Jermaine have two children from this same woman)

Pic: Scoopedlikeicecream.com

[Audio] Unreleased Michael Jackson Leaks “A Place With No Name”

Source: TMZ

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[Audio] Click Here for “A Place with No Name”

The song — “A Place with No Name” — sounds similar to the song “A Horse with No Name” released by the group America back in 1971. We’re told several years ago America’s manager gave his group’s permission for Jackson to record the song, “A Place with No Name” — despite the similarity.

America’s current manager, Jim Morey, who was also Michael’s manager in the late 80’s and early 90’s, tells us, “The band was honored that Michael chose to do their song and they hope it becomes available for all Michael’s fans to hear.”

It’s unclear when Michael recorded the song.

Hot Toys Michael Jackson Thriller Figure

In light of the video of Michael Jackson being burned during the Pepsi commercial here is something much more enjoyable. Hypebeast threw us this great artwork for a dope MJ doll  sure to be a collectors item one day.

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via Hypebeast

Paying tribute to the King of Pop, premier vinyl specialists Hot Toys work up a new set of Michael Jackson figures, showcasing the masterful work exhibited on his famous Thriller music video. The figures will come in a 1/6 scale, featuring all the intricate details one would come to expect from a Hot Toys release. A launch is set for December 2009 with a suggest retail price tag of ¥24,000 (Approx. $255 USD).

Latoya say Michael was murdered for billion dollar publishing rights

Probably the most poignant statement she said was that Michael was ‘worth more dead than alive.’ Anyway here is the growing story from Latoya who firmly believes that conspirators killed Michael for the billion dollar publishing rights so coveted by those in the music industry.

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Picture 21In an astonishing exclusive interview, La Toya, 53, reveals secret new facts about the 50-year-old superstar’s sudden death, drugs found in his body and a $2million stash of cash and jewels that has gone missing.

She also speaks movingly about Jacko’s final resting place and tells how his children are struggling with their grief. La Toya said: “We don’t think just one person was involved in the murder. It was a conspiracy to get Michael’s money.”

La Toya bombshell

  • They got hiim hooked on drugs
  • He was lonely and vulnerable
  • Didn’t want to perform in London
  • I ordered second autopsy on his body
  • $2m cash missing from his mansion

Grief-torn La Toya last night dramatically vowed revenge on the people she claims MURDERED her brother Michael.

And she vowed: “I know who did it and I won’t rest until I nail them!”

La Toya’s astonishing revelations come just two days after the chief of Los Angeles police admitted they were investigating Jacko’s death as possible homicide.

In a moving exclusive four-hour interview with the News of the World, grieving La Toya – the closest person to Michael from the whole tight-knit Jackson clan – revealed she and the family are convinced her brother’s apparent drugs overdose was “foul play” by a shadowy group out to get their hands on his £1 billion fortune.

“Michael WAS murdered,” declared La Toya, 53. “And we don’t think just one person was involved. Rather, it was a conspiracy of people. I feel it was all about money. Michael was worth well over a billion in music publishing assets and somebody killed him for that. He was worth more dead than alive.”

FULL STORY HERE….

TMZ’s Harvey Levin Speaks About Michael Jackson and More!

Source: Kara Swisher/AllthingsDigital

This is a very insightful interview about new media giant TMZ who broke the story of the decade with the death of Michael Jackson. TMZ honcho Harvey Levin talks about the scoop and what is to come of the MJ coverage. Interview by Kara Swisher who does some great stories over at AllThingsDigital.

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Time Magazine writer equates King of Pop furneral procession to OJ Simpson Chase

James Poniewozik, TIME Magazine writer criticizes Michael Jackson Memorial calling Jacksons casket gaudy.

James Poniewozik, TIME Magazine writer criticizes Michael Jackson Memorial calling Jackson's casket gaudy.

While checking out the CNN website I could not help but to notice their partner, Time Magazine’s, “A strange, gaudy and moving farewell” headline.  James Poniewozik, who certaintly will never experience the universal love that Michael Jackson received from his fans, disgustingly found it appropriate to make sly remarks about the King of Pop Memorial Service.

“(Gordy also called Jackson “The greatest entertainer that ever lived.” Was there hyperbole? Sure. It was a memorial.),” Poniewozik writes questioning the unmatched talent and popularity of Michael Jackson.  Michael Jackson received the Memorial of a King because he was a King, not only in the realms of music but as a humanitarian.

To James Poniewozik, it is easier to see the world from a critical view but I challenge you to take a look in your mirror and make a change within yourself and the world around you.  Disrespect and sly remarks do not go unnoticed and while you focus on being negative the world Michael Jackson celebrates around you, Bill O’Rielly and Pete King.  Who will celebrate you when you are gone?

If you feel Poniewozik was disrespectful send a letter to: letters@time.com

It is hypocritical for TIME to make money off of celebrating MJ on their cover and allow these undercutting sly remarks in the same moment.

[video] The World Stops for the King of Pop Memorial (STICKY POST)

Even in his farewell, Michael Jackson has united people acoss the world and provided us with an opportunity to focus on the power of love rather than on our differences. Anyone who tuned into the live broadcast of the memorial for the King of Pop would at the very least have been moved when Paris Jackson tearfully told the world that “my daddy was the best father.”

While receiving worldwide coverage, Michael Jackson’s memorial was heartfelt and intimate as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Brooke Shields, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz, Usher, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Motown founder Barry Gordy, Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and Bernice King shared their stories.

From Magic Johnson’s story of Michael Jackson enjoying Kentucky Fried Chicken to Al Sharpton telling Paris, Blanket and Prince that there wasn’t anything strange about their father brought truth center stage.

With such a beautiful out pour of love for Michael as he is laid to rest, we cannot help but wish that he was here see and feel our embrace. What if we would have stood up for him when mainstream media sought to destroy him. Only after his death do we hear so many public professions of love and stern proclamations of Michael’s innocence against the child molestation allegations.

Even the admission of Jordan Chandler that his father pushed him to lie on Michael Jackson is not enough to shield MJ from the critics venom as we were forced to listen to damning speculations and negativity that usurped his legend in the mainstream media throughout the week. And while critics took shots, the fans persistently celebrated his life with tributes from NYC to China.

In this, I hope we learn that it is our obligation to stand up for truth and seize the moment to share our love for each other while time allows. Furthermore, we understand that we, the people, the public, have the power to shape to provoke and accomplish real change.

Thank you Michael.

The Day The Earth Stands Still

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The ending of an era is coming to its pinnacle and the beginning of a new age is embarking on the world as well.  The way the world knows, understands, appreciates and honors the legacy of this KING amongst men is about to undergo a drastic transformation.  A true STAR is preparing to take its place amongst the constellation of late great LEGENDS of this era. Music icons like Ray Charles, James Brown, Sam Cook, Bobby Womack, Gerald Levert, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and more will be the first in line in the Halls of the Pearly Gates waiting to welcome the KING of POP amongst the ranks of the GREATS who art in Heaven. Like Jigga the God MC famously said, numbers don’t lie and Micheal’s magic lie in his numbers.

Him being the 7th son who made his transition on 6/25, which amounts to 7 once you add the 2 and the 5. Do the knowledge “God” and you k the rest. The GOD is being laid to rest on the day of his completion, 7/7…7 days after being memorialized in Harlem by way of the Apollo.

Interestingly enough Michael’s astrological sign, the Virgo, which also is representative of “Seven” is represented by the woman who is referred to as the “Moon.” And suprisingly 7/7 is also a Full Moon in Capricorn, and the day plays host to a “Lunar Eclipse” the very same day.  World renown astrologist Jan Spiller interpets it to mean:

“Given that this Full Moon is in the sign of CAPRICORN and combines with a LUNAR ECLIPSE, the emotional energy is likely to be even more stirred up than under the normal monthly Full Moon. You will be more aware than usual of your own needs for control of your destiny.”

Michael poured all his love and energy into a cause dear to his heart. He vehemently protested the abuses being done to the Planet by her inhabitants.  His video for PLANET SONG is one of the most compelling clips I’ve ever seen thus far. Let us all take a look at the man in the mirror before we cast judgment on how someone else is shuffling their cards. The way to honor the legacy of this musical genius is by continuing his work, which is never done. Children are still suffering, forests are still dying and animals are on the brink of extension under the weight of the world, so let us all play our individual parts to bring about “Change” in the name of the LEGEND.

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Hip Hop Weekly Rushes Special Michael Jackson Tribute Edition to Print

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Miami, FL 7/2/09 – Hip Hop Weekly is releasing a Michael Jackson Commemorative special publication with alternating covers: a Silver young Michael, and a Gold mature Michael. Collectors and fans will want to own both.

While Michael Jackson holds iconic status for all lovers of popular culture, Hip Hop Weekly is presenting Michael from the point of view of a culture and genre of artistic expression that flourishes today in part because of Jackson ‘s incredible achievements. Following its typical format, Hip Hop Weekly is covering Jackson ‘s life story, the news surrounding his death and life, his music, his style and his contributions to the culture.

Several people intimately involved with Michael Jackson’s career have given Hip Hop Weekly exclusive interviews:

* Super-producer Teddy Riley who worked with Michael on his huge Dangerous and Invincible albums

* Suzanne de Passe, the former Motown Records executive who discovered The Jackson 5 and nurtured Michael throughout the early years of his career, and went on to great success in the field of television, including producing the famous “Motown 25” TV special where Michael’s incredible moonwalking dance was first viewed by millions of fans Continue reading

BET apologizes for Drake and Lil Wayne Performance

This was an epic fail for BET and once again they prove that those in charge are idiots to the tenth degree.
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via ALLHIPHOP

By Houston Williams
BET has expressed remorse over a performance by Lil Wayne, Drake and Young Money Records that involved underage girls during songs “Best I Ever Had” and “Every Girl.”

The songs, which have overt sexual references, were performed during the Sunday BET Awards ’09 show as a bevy of young girls danced on stage. The group of girls consisted of Lil Wayne’s daughters and her friends.

In an exclusive statement, BET has responded to the criticism and the public outcry over the segment.

“BET Networks deeply regrets the performance by Young Money at the BET AWARDS ’09 (featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine),” a BET representative told AllHipHop.com exclusively. “Elements of the performance were unplanned and should not have happened.”

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Shoes Key to Jackson’s Smooth Criminal Vid

One of my all time favorites. This move was magical and still is though we now know how it was done.

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This drawing from the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows the famous 45-degree lean Michael Jackson performed in his "Smooth Criminal" video (USPTO)

via MYFOXNY

In a famous scene from Michael Jackson’s music video for “Smooth Criminal,” the pop singer and his troupe of dancers are seen leaning forward at a 45-degree angle. How did he do it?

Dvice.com reports that the singer and his dancers used wires and harnesses in the 1988 music video. But when Jackson performed the song live, he had the help of special shoes. The shoes were actually patented in 1993.

US Patent number 5255452 explains that the shoes contain anklets that imitate the rigidity of ski boots and also latch on to pegs that rise out of the floor, thereby allowing Jackson to defy gravity.

The patent states that the shoes are “a system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes which will engage with a hitch member movably projectable through a stage surface. The shoes have a specially designed heel slot which can be detachably engaged with the hitch member by simply sliding the shoe wearer’s foot forward, thereby engaging with the hitch member.”

Jackson may have come up with his own unique leaning move, but it appears he may have been heavily influenced by dance legend Fred Astaire. One YouTube user created a video that blends Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” with scenes from Astaire’s 1953 film “The Band Wagon” that shows similarities between Jackson and Astaire’s dance moves.

[video] Michael Jackson Memorial at Apollo Theater

Today was a long day as I, along with thousands of other Michael Jackson fans waited for our chance to pay homage to our King of pop at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Not deterred by the long lines, blazing sun or pouring rain, the crowd often burst into “Michael, Michael, Michael!” chants. The Apollo did their best to usher in 600 fans at a time for a 45 minute celebration filled with music, videos and the chance to leave memorabilia at the Apollo Stage. At the close of the day the thousands of fans that did not have the opportunity to enter the Apollo stood outside singing some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits.

Jackson Assets Worth $1Billion Dollars

Whoa.Reading this story is just amazing. Michael Jackson was an industry onto himself and we will never see anything like this in a hundred lifetimes. This article is about any potential will that Michael left but none have been proven legit so the legal wrangling is just beginning.

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via WSJ

Unwinding Mr. Jackson’s estate is likely to be a thorny challenge, given the size and complexity of both the assets and the debts involved. In all, Mr. Jackson died with around $500 million debt, but the value of his assets probably outweigh that, possibly by $200 million or more, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Jackson’s most valuable asset is believed to be his 50% stake in Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a joint venture with Sony Corp. That stake is collateral for a $300 million loan held by Barclays PLC. And Mr. Jackson’s level of control over the venture was reduced in a 2006 refinancing. For instance, he no longer has veto power over key executive appointments, according to people familiar with the situation. Sony also has the right to buy half of Mr. Jackson’s 50% stake when it chooses.

Mr. Jackson’s other assets include Mijac, a publishing catalog that comprises his own musical composition that is collateral for a separate $73 million loan. And control of the master recordings of his albums, currently in the hands of Sony, is set to revert to him in five years, according to people familiar with the matter.

But Mr. Jackson last year defaulted on a $24.5 million loan backed by another major component of his portfolio, Neverland Valley Ranch. He then became a partner in a venture — Sycamore Valley Ranch Co., LLC — that now owns the property. It is not clear what will become of the property once the will is executed.

Read Full Story Here…

[video] Fans celebrating the Life of Michael Jackson in NYC (Dancing in the middle of traffic)

On June 25th we lost one of the Greatest performers of all time in Michael Jackson. Rather than spend all of our time weeping, we took to the streets to celebrate life of the King of Pop and his many contributions to us his fans!

New Yorker, Ray Fiore gets the party started on West 3rd out side of Negril when he drives up in his eccentrically painted car and begins blasting our favorite Michael Jackson hits.

For More of New York Celebrating the Life of Michael Jackson visit:

“Man in the Mirror” on West 3rd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rm6DzKIqsQ)

“Thriller” on West 3rd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii6KMhqwm9k)

[video] “Thriller” Prison Remix + Mini Michael Jackson

LMAO! 1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at practice! This is not the final routine, and definitely not a punishment! just a teaser.

After hanging out in Harlem all day and seeing people dance for hours straight to Mike’s discography, I felt this hilarious clip was appropriate for the times. This is a testament to his transformational powers, he even gave midgets swag…unbelievable.

Sale of Michael Jackson’s Property Canceled

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via NY Times

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Hours after an extensive collection of memorabilia owned by Michael Jackson went on view for a public auction, the auctioneer and Mr. Jackson announced Tuesday that they had agreed to cancel the sale and return the property to him.

Mr. Jackson hired Julien’s Auctions last year to sell the contents of Neverland Valley Ranch, his former estate northwest of Los Angeles, and the company put together an auction of more than 1,000 items. But last month Mr. Jackson’s company, MJJ Productions, sued to prevent the auction, saying that he had not been given an opportunity to review the items in advance.

The terms of the agreement were not revealed. But in a joint statement, MJJ Productions and Julien’s said that the exhibition, at a former Robinson’s-May department store, would remain up until April 25.

“From an artistic standpoint we are very disappointed,” said Darren Julien, president of Julien’s. “It’s just kind of a relief for us, because it’s a resolution. Litigation is not fun for anybody.” Continue reading

Micheal Jackson Tickets Going for $10,000

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via  JohnJohnSaidIt

Tickets for Michael Jackson’s comeback gigs are selling on the Internet for nearly $10,000.

The Thriller hitmaker, Michael Jackson, announced his return to the stage last week at a press conference in London, unveiling a residency of 10 shows starting in July.

More than a million people registered to buy tickets and when pre-sale seats were made available on Wednesday they were snapped up within minutes thus prompting the singer to more than double his run and extend the residency until September.

The tickets which go on sale to the general public this Friday are expected to fully sell out and are already being offered up on the Internet, with one pair of seats on eBay reaching $9,999.99.

Adding to the Jackson mania is a rumor that says he will extend his tour to the United States to perform 30 shows in New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

We’re the first to make fun of Jackson’s odd behavior, so its only fair that we congratulate the mysterious King of Pop on a successful comeback so far.

Congrats!

Micheal Jackson set to do comeback U.K. concerts?

I will believe it when I see it.

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via Billboard

Reuters

Michael Jackson is expected to announce a series of comeback concerts in London, music industry sources said on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old last appeared at the World Music Awards in London in 2006, but the much-hyped return of one of the biggest selling artists of all time was a critical flop after he sang only a few lines of “We Are The World.”

The sources, who asked not to be named, said the singer may appear at a press conference at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday. His record label Sony did not have any immediate comment.