In upper elementary/early middle school my little brother and I jammed to his music on a CD player and watch his old VHS video "Michael Jackson Moonwalker". I remember we used to share ear plugs and listen to his songs when we were on the streets of Beijing! I have mixed feelings about all the controversies that revolved around him, he was so awesome before all of that.
I LOVE THIS COMMERCIAL WITH HIM AND YOUNG CARLTON BANKS FROM FRESH PRINCE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eixxjOKFEoo
It's sad how everyone LOVED him in the eighties and then everyone forgot about his talent and focused on the allegations within the past few years.... and now that he's gone forever, people realized that they've taken him for granted and love him all over again... I'm totally in denial now, I can't believe he's actually gone. No one on this earth had the talent he had. The life of world famous entertainer :(
Despite the recent years, Michael Jackson is one of my all time heroes. He is the best dancer I have ever seen, and his artistry influenced my love for dance. If I had not seen his music videos, I wouldn't love drawing dancing figures as much as I do now. He is truly the King of Pop!
Since he is a music artist, I thought it wouldn't be proper unless I make some kind of art tribute to him. I kind of just did this small painting right now, like at 1 AM with photoshop elements. It isn't as grand as I wanted it to be (definitely doesn't do Michael enough justice), I'll make a better one later. For now this will suffice.May your soul rest in peace Michael Jackson :( I miss you already!