Friday, July 17, 2009


Straight from the beginning of MJ's death, TMZ has been really killing the coverage game as far as exclusives. They reported him dead first, they've disclosed the autopsy results before erryone else ... etc ...
For those, like me, that didn't know, the guy who started the site was 'outside reporter/pollster' for The People's Court.

"You think he's at fault?", was usually the question of choice as Levin gave 20 seconds to the staple crowd of out-of-work ladies just passing by.

I know this, because, yes, I watch daytime television.

Today, they've gotten the dibs on an unreleased MJ track that is supposed to be coming out w/ a bunch of other never-been-released tunes.

A looped snippet of the song can be heard here:

You'll probably recognize the melody from America's "Horse With No Name", released in '72.

America - Horse With No Name (Todd Terje Edit)

A) It's cool that Jackson was into this song enough to rock it his way; and B) it reminded me of once hearing that around this same time period, Jackson and Quincy were really into Yellow Magic Orchestra, and recorded a version of one of their songs as well -- read more about it w/ tons of interesting linkage here.

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Behind The Mask

I'm kinda hoping for a Chicago cover or other jams from that era to surface.


And completely unrelated, this track has been burning on the local pirate stations for the last couple months - just tuned in yesterday, was playing, reminded - hence this.
As far as predicting future shot-callers, they've been on the cusp of pretty much every thug-transforming-into-national-star since I've been listening to em. Everything from playing "Hustlin'" months before people in Miami even paid attention to Rick Ross, to bouncing gully Yung Joc album cuts ("A Couple Grand") before "It's Goin Down" even broke.

Yeah, Khaled's Folded Him Into His Camp

Ace Hood - Born an OG (ft. Ludacris)

His other anthem is "Get Em Up"; which is getting play in ATL and N.East; but i put this one up just cuz you prolly wouldn't listen to it if there wasnt a 'name' on it. Eh.


B-RAE said...

Well TMZ is affiliated with Turner Broadcasting, so they have the resources to pay $250,00 or something like that for MJ's ambulnance footage, and being new web media, they are not bound by the the "morals" most long-standing news companies (still?) adhere to. But yeah, TMZ is killin'! Berry Berry Informative Post! MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!

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