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R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

It is an extremely sad and dark day for music, as a man who made so many people happy and lit up any place with his music and performances has passed away. Yesterday, June 25th, after suffering a cardiac arrest and being taken to hospital whilst in a coma, at 2:26PM (Pacific Time) Michael Joseph Jackson was pronounced dead.

Millions of people worldwide are feeling the unexpected loss of one of the greatest to ever do it, he came onto the scene as 1/5 of the Jackson 5, but always stood out from such an early age, his ability as an artist and presence to command a stage all helped him bring him further into the spotlight, it was soon inevitable that the young Jackson would embark on a solo career, he had released solo albums, Got To Be There (1972), Ben (1972), Music and Me (1973) and Forever, Michael (1975), he grew more and more into the spotlight but continously looked at as a child star, everyone knew that there was more to come, the question was when? the answer is 1979, teaming up with the legendary Quincy Jones, Michael released the album Off The Wall, an album which has grossed a total of $20 million worldwide, 10 tracks of a mature michael, embracing a new fusion of R&B, Pop and Disco. Off The Wall is also the album to feature the classic (I think every track is a classic) Rock With You:

that would be a dream for most artists today, to peak at such a level, however Michael was just getting started, the next album was Thriller, an album which has sold way over $50 million worldwide, even if there was not any downloading today, no artist could match those numbers, Thriller boasts the hits Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, The Girl Is Mine featuring Paul McCartney), Human Nature and P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) to name a few, as well as the three real genre-crossing anthems, three songs so good that at least one should be in your all-time top 10, of course the title track Thriller:

The Van Halen assisted anthem, Beat It:

last but not least, most probably his most famous hit to date, Billie Jean:

Billie Jean was more than just a single, it was the first song Michael performed as a solo artist, a moment every Michael Jackson fan remembers, Motown 25 was not just the first performance of the song, but also the introduction of his signature move, The Moonwalk:

Michael Jackson broke barriers as an African-American artist, barriers which had constricted previous artists, he was the first ‘Black’ artist to be played on MTV, he continued to dominate in the charts and record sales alike, Michael Jackson’s music appealed to all people, regardless of their race, religion or colour. As a child growing up I too wondered and would ask “why is the man on my cassette cover a different colour and singing it doesn’t matter if you’re Black or White?”, but like the song says, “It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black or White”, Michael’s colour may have changed but the talent remained as he continued to make great music and perform with some of the most amazing live shows ever. A lot that we see today all derives from or is inspired in some way by Michael Jackson, we see Chris Brown dancing and singing, without being disrespectful because he is a great talent himself, but a singer + dancer of that style was seen before with Usher, who as much as they try to make their own name (and have done) will always be second to Michael, as will Ginuwine, Sisqo, Omarion and even Justin Timberlake, who all credit Michael Jackson as a major inspiration.

I wrote this out of respect, many know him more for his controversy and the negatives, I’ve always been quick to debate and i believe that he did not get to have a childhood with touring and being in the public eye so he was a big kid, he had money, fame and an insecurity, he was human after all, many can compliment you but if you do not see it yourself you cannot beleive it, but his mistake is a lesson for those in the future, apart from that, Michael Jackson’s name and legacy can never be matched, I wanted people to understand the importance of him and his music in many people’s lives, as a child growing up I have had my fair share of situations, pressing play on a MJ track was the only way I could find a slight bit of comfort, watching videos of him performing his hits, then practicing them, Moonwalking on the kitch floor until i had holes in my socks, the best thing about that is that I’m not the only one!!

The history kept being made as he continued to shatter sales records, he released Bad in 1987, selling over $30million worldwide, this album featured more contribution from Michael in terms of writing and production, the album which is obviously recognised to have the song of the same name ‘Bad’, however it also features, “The Way You Make Me Feel”:

“Liberian Girl”:

“Another Part of Me”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Dirty Diana” and “Smooth Criminal”, Then came the greatest and highest selling New Jack Swing album off all time, ‘Dangerous’, featuring “Jam”, “In the Closet”, “Remember the Time”:

“Heal the World”, “Black or White” (feat. Slash on guitar), “Who Is It”, “Give In to Me” (feat. Slash on guitar):

and obviously “Dangerous”. Michael Jackson went on to release the greatest his compilation HIStory, this man truely made history, his story will forever go down in history, it is hard to put into words the impact and influence this man has had on the world, it is even harder to put into words the feeling of his loss, however, they say “You don’t know what you’ve got..until it’s gone”, and i think a lot of people are realising this. Remember though, his music will never die and through it Michael Jackson shall live forever.

Michael Jackson
13 Guinness World Records, 19 Grammy Awards, 22 American Music Awards, 12 World Music Awards and the sale of over 750 million units worldwide – Michael Jackson R.I.P

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Lady Ny – Birthday Sex REMIX

The UK singer puts her own twist on the Jeremih chart-blazer that is Birthday Sex,

Firstly, the original Jeremih – Birthday Sex has become a major success for the young singer, so successful that many artists have done their remixes, including UK’s own Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 flipped it completely with First Place Wretch, Teairra Mari’s version was so good..she pretty much made it her own, even Brooke Hogan has a remix, however, now comes another remix but a unique one.

The extremely talented and just as beautiful Lady Ny has put out what I think is the best remix so far, the best thing about this track is that she does not follow the original’s catchy flow, Tiearra Mari literally reversed the roles and sang the same lyrics as Jeremih, however, with this effort Lady Ny has written a whole new song, her voice sounding better than ever, soft and smooth yet powerful and full of feeling, one of the biggest things missing in many of today’s singers is ‘soul’, that believable feeling, that relation, the way you feel when you hear someone like Robin Thicke grace the mic or even the late and great Marvin Gaye, Lady Ny has soul in abundance as she controls the melody, creating a classic of her own.

Fáris Rating:

Her single Dangerous is OUT NOW, make sure you get that, it’s a BIG track!! (check the OneFáris review for it if you haven’t already)

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Lady Ny – Dangerous (Video)

I reviewed this track a while back (with a little snippet) and have been waiting impatiently for the video, well here it is and what can I say?..if Lady Ny does not get the recognition and success that someone of her talent deserves after this then there is definitely something wrong!!

Like the song itself the video is dark yet sexy with a lot of impact, the song possess a certain spark and in the video that is provided by Lady Ny herself. I always a imagined a club scene video simply because of the feel that the song provides, usually a good song ends up having an average video but in this case, the director did Dangerous justice, maintaining a good balance between the audio and visual, certain shots show a deliberate push for sex appeal, however, they fit with the video well, whilst the special effects help emphasize the scene complimented by Ny’s acting.

It is no secret that I really like the song, now though, I like the video as well. Lady Ny has a voice that matches her outer beauty and with Dangerous must surely have a hit on her hands.

Fáris’ Rating:

I’m feeling generous today, or maybe I just think that you all should see this because it is that good!

Lady NY – Dangerous (Live PA):

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Lady Ny – Dangerous

Lady Ny has been consistent within the scene, with a voice to match her looks, she fits the word beautiful just right.

She is back, and with a banger, the track ‘Dangerous’ will be available for you all to hear soon and take my word for it, it is a hit.

Lady Ny – DANGEROUS (Exclusive Snippet)

Dangerous is catchy to say the least, it’s a fusion of sounds that can be labeled in multi-genres. “I’m about to explode, I’m Dangerous”, Lady Ny’s voice is smooth as ever and combined with the production, it really has an edge to it, it is urban but it’s easy listening values mean it could so easily be lighting up the charts, given the right promotion this could be a big hit for Lady Ny (She does deserve it).

Production wise, ‘Dangerous’ possess the funky house vibe that is currently blazing the country, you can’t help but to move to it, when this comes on in the clubs, even those that cannot dance will be moving someway or another. Obviously a voice for the Ladies, Lady Ny has a strong vocal presence on this song and it is such a feel good song that it really does have the power to break down any barriers, So the male audience can appreciate this as much as the ladies.

“Does it have to be, Something that I see, Or can I feel it..I’ll be just fine, and Do you even know..anything at all, What I’m thinking deeply down inside”

Keep an ear out for Lady Ny and this sure hit, I’ll be back with the track soon.

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