Video: Spike Lee, Greg Tate, Quincy Jones, Phonte, and Scorpeze remember Michael Jackson
As we continue remembering Michael Jackson this week, many who were touched by his life mourn and pay tribute to the King Of Pop. First up is this touching blog by Little Brother‘s Phonte, who speaks for many of us as he breaks down the real *facts* behind much of the hearsay surrounding the MJ scandals of the past. Phonte asks, poignantly, “What about this man wasn’t Black enough? …Why did we turn our collective backs on a man who always reminded us that he never forgot who he was, or more importantly, whose he was?” At the end of the day, Mike absolutely inspired Phonte and his music, and ‘Tay reminds us all that we should focus on remembering the music. He ends his blog with this potent question: “Why would people express such disgust and contempt for a man who constantly sang of love and peace, and used his talent to entertain, uplift, and inspire millions?” Next up, we’ve got OKP Lesson head, and one half of Windimoto, Scorpeze (aka scorp on the boards), with his beautiful MJ tribute blog. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. In the above clip, Katie Couric speaks exclusively with Spike Lee, and it’s all about Michael. Although the interview is a bit lengthy, it’s worth the watch. Also check out this in-depth Q&A with Qunicy Jones, where Jones shares some of his fondest, and weirdest, MJ memories with the fans. Finally, read the eulogy of all MJ eulogies, by our man Greg Tate, published in The Voice.