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As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

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MJ hugging people

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Perfect breakdown of the 1988 Grammy performance:

This is not the Grammys. This is church.”

"He’s like a magical faun with a curl. Very rare."

This might be the most beautiful performance of our most beautiful song.”

"Mike just Eastside Stomped all over the Grammy stage. He is the chosen one."

"If you aren’t moved by this, you don’t have a soul."

Few people have ever “left it on the field,” like Michael Jackson at the 1988 Grammys. No one’s ever done anything like this.”

"I just don’t get it. I don’t know how you remain glued to your seat as new religions are being formed onstage."

"Michael is shouting ad-libs at the audience, which is important, because if there’s one thing this performance is, it’s a sermon. He’s just up on that stage, converting lost souls.”

"In our eighth minute, we finally reach the filthiest breakdown in a live performance that I’ve ever heard. It’s just disgusting how good this is. And that’s only aided by the fact that Michael is writhing on the floor."

"Respect this mythical creature and his hops."

"I think Michael has blacked out. I don’t think he has any idea where he is."

"And now he’s deep-voice scatting and screaming. Yep, definitely blacked out. One hundred percent thinks he’s in Gary. So pleased with him."

"Look how frizzy his little curl mullet is. That’s what hard work looks like."

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Biting that lip.

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Heey guys, I just wanted to wish y’all a merry merry christmas :D I hope you have a great day, filled with love, joy and peace with your family, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend or just by yourself… And if you don’t celebrate christmas, I hope you have a nice day anyway. Thank you all for always being so nice to me, I love y’all. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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michael jackson robotdance

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