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The Jacksons To Be Honored During Detroit Music Weekend

The Jackson 5 will headline Detroit Music Weekend and receive honors including the key to the city and the naming of a street after Michael Jackson. The Jacksons signed to Motown in 1969 and started having hits with “I Want You Back” and “ABC” and “The Love You Save.” At the press conference for Detroit Music Weekend at the Music Hall, Marlon and Jackie Jackson shared a story about singing in front of the Motown family of artists at Berry Gordy’s home. They also expressed their respect for Detroit’s neverending pool of creative talent and how they never take the iconic status of The Jackson 5 for granted. It is the second year for Detroit Music Weekend and The Jackson 5 will headline the event that will feature more than 500 artists on five stages. Last year Aretha Franklin was the headliner and honored with the naming of Aretha Franklin Way. 

The Jackson 5 concert is a free outdoor event that takes place June 16th on the Madison Central Stage. On the night of the 15th, there will be a tribute band led by Kern Brantley performing a musical tribute to The Jackson 5 and keyboardist Greg Philliganes who worked on several Jackson albums is one of the musicians. For more information about the event see DetroitMusicWeekend.org

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Throwback: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson-Scream

  Michael Jackson’s “Scream” was a duet with his sister Janet about his frustration with the media. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis wrote the song with the siblings and it was their first time working with Michael. HIStory : Past, Present and Future, Book 1 was Jackson’s ninth solo album. Jam and Lewis produced the album and “Scream”‘s funk and rock influences complimented Jackson’s angry vocals. The video set new standards for the medium with a budget of $7 million dollars and huge set built from seven sound stages. Mark Romanek directed Michael and Janet inside of a spaceship doing everything from crawling the walls, playing video games and dancing together. The black and white colors added to the song’s intensity and gave both singers a conspicuous glare. “Scream” leaked two weeks early on Los Angeles and Philadelphia radio until Epic Records had their lawyers serve them cease and desist letters. Billboard, The Grammys and MTV’s Video Music Awards acknowledged the clip for “Scream” with multiple awards. TLC, Ciara and Lil Mama have all used the “Scream” video as a prototype for their own videos.

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Media Questions Of The Week

Barack Obama New Orleans Katrina 10 2015

 

Why are some citizens criticizing Barack Obama’s response to Hurricane Katrina that took place in 2005 when he did not become president until 2009?

When will an artist come along and outdo Michael Jackson’s commercial accomplishment of five number one singles with the Bad album?

 

Is Yasiin Bey correct in his perception that there is too much disposable hip-hop putting a strain in the genre’s contemporary quality?

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Tall Black Guy Acknowledges Michael Jackson’s Birthday With Heaven Is The Prize

Today would’ve been Michael Jackson’s 59th birthday and Tall Black Guy chose to remember him with a flip of Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It” that he calls “Heaven Is The Prize 8.523BPM.” The title actually comes from comes from a line from “I Can’t Help It” and maybe TBG is implying that’s Jackson’s new home. The beat is short but memorable and it keeps up TBG’s track record of excellence.

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Mister Cee Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson With Birthday Mix

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Mister Cee acknowledges Michael Jackson today on what would’ve been Jackson’s 58th birthday. It is still strange for fans to think that Jackson has been dead for seven years. Spike Lee had his usual block party for Jackson this past weekend in Brooklyn and the pictures can be viewed at the Gothamist.

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