Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50 & we will surely miss him.
I, along with the rest of the world, are in a state of shock with the news that Michael Jackson has died. I've been playing Michael & his brother's music since the beginning of the Jackson 5. His was the artist that bridged the generational & racial gap. He also was responsible for bringing together all type of music & artist. His music lighten our hearts & lifted our feet on the dancefloors around the world. Personally, I loved every record he released & over my 28 years plus DJ career I broke his records & made so many people eat their words, when they would come to my DJ booth to complain about the new song I just played, which would be a new release by Michael, like "Billy Jean". I remember playing that song the day I got it in the mail, Saturday, early 80's at 2001 here in Charlotte, NC. The club was packed, 2500 plus people were in the club. It was around 11pm & I began the mix into the song. By the time the vocals began, the crowd began to walk off the dancefloor. I immediately hit the mic & told them this was brand new from Michael Jackson, "Billy Jean". Some of the crowd stayed on the floor, others went to the bar. I told them, "remember where you heard this first, because next week you'll be standing in line outside of my DJ booth requesting this song. For the next 12 months, they did. Michael had the ability to bring us all together with his music, on the dancefloors, in our cars or homes & make use feel good. We may never see the likes of his genius again in our lifetime, so cherish his music. We pray that God will bless his soul & let his family & friends know that heaven has another angel singing in the choir.