Today was unreal at the BET awards mad love to the old school like the O-JAYS it was a great tribute to them Jamie Foxx I feel was on point .Big up to BET for the MJ love and to Janet and the Jackson fam we love you.Tonite I witness mad love for a legendMichael for the past years the bet have been bout bling and stars. Tonite The star MJ the bling was peoples eyes when they hear or talk about the King of Pop Michael Jackson r.i.p. fromL.A.
Today I sat and spoke with some of the biggest stars of entertainment,Rick Ross,Ryan Leslie,Hurricane Chris,Ace Hood,Day 26,Cousin Jeff,and Sean Paul just to name a few. All from differnt parts of the globe and backgrounds with one thing in common, "WE LOST A GIANT IN MICHAEL JACKSON WE LOST THE BEST".In the world of hip-hop it is common for us to see these stars as macho, tuff and strong but today here in Los Angeles I saw something very differnt. They were very open,sensative, and yes even hurt over the death of "The King Of Pop". Sean Kingston shared with me that his mother was overwhelmed with grief. Ace Hood replays to me how he practice as a child the moon walk like Michael Jackson. Rick Ross how Michael Jackson raise the bar for years on making music videos a movie. His influence on fashion and dance. I do not think Michael knew how much he hip-hop as he was pop. Nor how much hip-hop was him but one thing for sure it is a marriage that will not die with Michael. Before we left the Shrine I ask them all one by one what is next for us and music they all said something like this "The Uknown" BET will be the first to honor Michael since his death this week. I pray and hope that they also get it right,I will be there in the audience to see for myself what should be something specail. From LA Tap Money wishing Michael Jackson everlasting peace..Gone
Wow what started as a busy travel day to Los Angeles ended up being a day that the King Of Pop voice was silenced. I layed on my bed at the Omni Hotel in down town LA wacthin a tv news break from KTLA. "Michael Jackson rush to UCLA hospital due to cardiac arrest was found not breathing". OMG not breathing not good then I hear what I did not want to hear "THE KING OF POP HAS DIED". Gone at the age of 50. I was here in the very same city he died in just a few miles from my hotel I saw what was the helicopter transporting his body to the mourge. Everyone loved thriller but Off The Wall was my joint. Reaction here in Los Angeles and across the world is shock,sadness and just plain hurt. Michael Jackson was alot of things Icon,entertainer,singer,etc. But he was also someones brother,uncle,father,and son..I heard someone say the world lost a great voice and everyone who loves music period lost their soul and every performer can trace their dna of entertainment to Michael. I hear older people say all the time "Where I was when Elvis died". For me i was only blocks away from him on Olive st in downtown LA talking to Shosmoove. This sad day June 25 2009 was my genrations Elvis. Good bye Michael R.I.P.