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The King of Pop: Do you miss him?

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 and lived for 50years. He was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. He was the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Michael Jackson, also known as MJ, is more popular than many Head of States and arguably there is no President more popular than he was.

He was the eighth child of the Jackson family, In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. If you were born in the '80s your youth would not be complete without a favourite MJ track, everyone seem to have one, the respect was so huge, he was the world's Tuface, the young identified with him and the old accepted him. MJ was a great humanitarian, his presence was felt all around the world.
On June 25, 2009, Jackson lapsed into unconsciousness while lying in his bed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles. Attempts at resuscitating him by Conrad Murray, his personal physician, were unsuccessful. That was the end of the Pop king, who loved Diana Ross all through his life.

I didn't imbibe much of his pop culture while growing up, I could not even dare, I grew up as church boy and in Christ Apostolic Church, you won't dare go to church dressed like MJ, you'd be sent straight to hell. lol. I do love MJ, his music was for everyone, his videos...were the bomb, from thriller to we are the world, back to back were all hits, I can't remember any of his track that was not a hit. Why we love MJ was music, originality, ingenuity and many more. Now, I do feel his impact, I missed his mysterious dance, he was the progenitor of the modern break dance, his videos were like movie scripts, his stunt were real like Jackie chan's, all this qualities are now missing in music videos. Musical Videos are now all about women displaying their bodies - butts and boobs- showing off money and cars, there is no script, just a show.
I miss MJ, do you?


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