Thursday, June 25, 2009
The Los Angeles Times reports that Michael Jackson has died at age 50 after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center.
Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told the newspaper that Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home and CPR was performed.
TMZ.com reported that he may have suffered cardiac arrest.
Jackson had been due to start a series of comeback concerts in London on July 13 running until March 2010. The singer, whose hits included “Thriller” and “Billie Jean,” had been rehearsing in the Los Angeles area for the past two months.
The shows for the 50 London concerts sold out within minutes of going on sale in March.
His lifetime record sales tally is believed to be around 750 million, which, added to the 13 Grammy Awards he received, makes him one of the most successful entertainers of all time.
He lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on charges of child molestation.
There were concerns about Jackson’s health in recent years but the promoters of the London shows, AEG Live, said in March that Jackson had passed a 4-1/2 hour physical examination with independent doctors.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
gripplyaz & j mill
the red light, nice
you can see the mc sticker in the smoke room, n'mean
collective efforts backstage getting ready for the show, exclusive mc access
creashun, all dope atl dj's sported the mc logo on the deck, much respect fam.
this is og as it gets, for those of you that still own this shirt, much respect much love, only we know how far we go back. the original color way is black shirt with different logo a brown bat that said blunt on it and red pants. created in florida, before computers. when we actually drew shit and had to cut it out of ruby paper. then take it to the film guy and pay mad dough to get film made for you to shoot your screens. very time consuming expensive process. now you fools can pretty much do everything from your computers. this was before the internet and cell phones, some of you probably weren't even born yet. hindsight i can see opportunities we missed. i knew the internet was going to change the game, but some people around me doubted and my dumbass let that shit influence me. i mean i was on it learning programs, but i couldn't afford my own computer at the time, so the process was a bit delayed. then i couldn't afford a high speed connecting. i was on dial up till i was ready to kill myself.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
i took this shot a couple years ago at miya's tattoo spot before city of ink. his paintings are incredible. i made a shirt of this shot and sold it in the atl in very limited quantities maybe it's time to re-release them.
always just appreciated the opportunity to learn and move forward. this is the kinda stuff you have to do when you try to start a business with no up-front captial. just waiting and waiting....dude in the red shirt ended up picking a fight with me in my last days there. i was so off and on that this place. i could tell he always wanted to try me, why? i have no idea. so one day it went down. i should have beat his ass, but i just defended myself and helped him the the ground as fast and gentle as possible. i didn't punch him but still everyone looked at me like i was a brother on the real world. i still got mad love for everyone that works there and wish them nothing but the best.