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Michael Jackson’s Jam Revisited
Michael Jackson shocked the world when he suddenly died on this date 3 years ago.
Jackson has influenced Hip-Hop in many ways, including samples being included on songs like LL Cool J’s “Hey Lover,” Jay-Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”, and Naughty By Nature’s “O.P.P.”
Michael Jackson released his album “Dangerous” in 1991, which brought producer Teddy Riley’s popular trademark “New Jack” sound to the album which included hits like “Black or White,” “Remember The Time,” and “In The Closet.”
Although Michael Jackson was the biggest pop star at the time, he helped put Hip Hop on mainstream radio with his single “Jam,” featuring rapper Heavy D.
The video included Michael Jordan in an unprecedented feature that brought the biggest musical star in the world and the biggest sports player in the world together in a 1 on 1 game.
Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album has sold over 7,000,000 records to this date, and helped give Michael the updated sound he was looking for on this album.
Listen to Mister Cee’s tribute to Michael Jackson on his Ol’ School at Noon show today (June 25).
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