My first text came from Gabe.
Once I saw the text-whatever world I was living in came to a halt. Whatever thought was on my mind disappeared. What ever had me annoyed was non existent. Michael Jackson was dead.
*Blank Stare*—-> quite possibly the blankest stare I’ve ever produced.
A large portion of my childhood revolved around the era that was declared the Decade of the King of Pop.
Mike, ain’t Dead? Right? *voice cracking* Right?
He wasn’t meant to live forever?
The First Man I EVER wanted to be like. My first hero before I knew what a hero was. The definition of cool. I didn’t know my right from my left, hardly knew my full name-But I KNEW who Michael Jackson was.
Our tribute after the jump…
He was the baddest, freshest, dopest of them all. Touched by None. Let’s be Clear-who holds a torch to Michael?
Who else had fans fall out in concerts by the droves? Who’s Concert’s came complete with several ambulances and oxygen Masks? Who laid people out in the aisles without holy water and the Holy Bible? Michael. His influence is Legendary. The rest are Secondary. His imperfections are minute on the scale when compared to the way he made the World feel with his Music. You can feel how you want to about the man-But you Will respect the art that is his Music.
Duplicated, replicated, imitated, emulated, dualistic, correlated, copied, re-produced, remixed, cloned, remade and counterfeited- But never equivalent.
For most artist, Mike is the reason you want to Sing. The reason you want to Dance. The reason you want to perform. The reason you want to BE.
His reign at the top is the evidence that keeps hope alive in the music industry. Who doesn’t want that type of longevity?
No man is without Flaws, and Mr. Jackson like many of us had a few. I know the Media and the World will not find it in their hearts to forgive Mike for his past allegations, accusations, and tribulations. Let me for one moment say that we all have skeletons-at this point Mike is off to meet his maker-who will deliver the Final Judgement call.
His Music will live on.
How many of today’s artist are really producing hits that will live a lifetime? When can you ever hear P.Y.T. and not mouth the lyrics, When can you hear Rock With You and Not move your body out of your seat? How many Albums can you listen straight through without interruption?
My heart is heavy.
I pray that Mike reaches a place of peace and serenity. There’s a lot about Mike that we know nothing about. We only know what has been made public, and the stamp of truth may or may not be upon that information. He’s been at the top and sunk to the bottom. Loved by Millions, detested by just as much. He’s led a pretty secluded life do to his Superstar status. Can you really experience life if you’ve never experienced it? Can you experience one phase without coming from another? Could you function if you went from infancy to adulthood with no substance in between?
He handled the cards he was dealt…
He will forever be a Legend and an Icon.
R.I.P. Michael Jackson.
We Love you
-The Fly Guys