Category: Michael Jackson

PARIS JACKSON SAYS IT LOUD: SHE’S BLACK (AND SHE’S PROUD)

So, last week, Michael Jackson’s 18 year old daughter, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, gave her first full-length print interview, which was published in Rolling Stone magazine. In this very forthright interview, she opens up about many personal topics, include her past alcohol abuse, her suicide attempt, and many anecdotes about life with her father and how…

Michael Jackson Vs. Prince

Having gone over the pros and cons of usage of the N-Word last week, I am now prepared to delve into an even more controversial topic. One which has divided millions for over 30 years now. Before I even start writing this I know that no matter what I say, someone who reads this is…

INVINCIBLE by Michael Jackson

Released in 2001 on Epic Records, this was the final full studio album of new material that Michael Jackson released before he died. It had been 4 years since he had released his remix album Blood On The Dance Floor, which contained 5 new songs, and 6 years since his last full album History. So…

HISTORY by Michael Jackson

This album was released in July 1995, on Epic Records. This was a double album, with one disc containing a bunch of Michael’s previous hits, and then one disc containing 15 newly recorded songs. Of the new songs, Michael wrote or co-wrote all but two, which were covers, and once again he produced most of…

DANGEROUS by Michael Jackson

After fully embracing pop music on 1987’s BAD album, Michael seemed to purposely re-embrace his R&B music roots on this album. This time Michael did not hire Quincy Jones to produce his album, instead producing most of the album himself along with producers Teddy Riley, Bill Bottrell, and Bruce Swedien. Riley’s involvement is felt most…

BAD by Michael Jackson

If every singer wanted to be in Michael Jackson’s place when he recorded the biggest-selling album of all time, 1982’s Thriller, none of them wanted to be in his place when he was faced with the task of trying to follow-up on that album. In 1987 Michael did just that, with BAD, released on Epic…

THRILLER by Michael Jackson

Released in November 1982 on Epic Records, Michael once again enlisted Quincy Jones to produce this follow up to 1979’s Off The Wall. This time they moved away from the Disco influence, and started moving closer to pop music, while still keeping Michael’s R&B roots. Word has it that despite it’s multi-platinum success, Michael felt…

OFF THE WALL by Michael Jackson

Released in August 1979 on Epic Records, this was Michael Jackson’s first solo album as an adult (after having released 4 solo albums on Motown Records as a teenager). Michael enlisted producer Quincy Jones to co-produce this album with, which turned out to be a very wise choice, as Jones had a knack for finding…

MICHAEL JACKSON AND ME

I’ve heard a little about the upcoming trial of Dr. Conrad Murray regarding the death of Michael Jackson. I haven’t followed it deeply, so I can’t yet make a definitive judgment on the case, I’m not even sure exactly what he is charged with. All I can do is look at the superficial facts. If…