June 26, 2009

Rap Recall Friday

When he was ten, my brother was a ridiculous Michael Jackson fan. He had the Bad album on vinyl, got a black fedora for Christmas, and gave nightly choreographed performances. He owned Moonwalker--and watched it. So although there's less than twenty seconds of actual 'rap' in this song, it's the most fitting tribute to the hot mess that was the youngest member of a huge, sad, batshit family. His death is already being compared to JFK, but this time I feel it's an apt comparison for those who were born in the eighties: whatever you though of MJ, you had to think of him.

"Black or White" - Michael Jackson

RIP, Michael Jackson. The world reels from the loss of your particular brand of crazy.

[I'm not going to rip the video. Just watch and enjoy.]

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