Any night I perform like Mike, anyone, Tyson, Jordan, Jackson, Action…wearing Michael Jacksons. (Jordan’s too)
When you give you first public performance at the age of 5, singing “Climb Every Mountain” and then gift the world’s highest selling album at the age of 24, branded into the history books. Spending 37 weeks at number one in the US Billboard chart, with roughly 50 million copies sold worldwide: Followed by the equally excelling Bad and Dangerous—Decorated with 13 career grammy awards (eight in 1984 alone).
Becoming the first black musician to break Billie Jean’s heart live on MTV. Earning a royal title in the Ivory Coast in 1992. Our man Michael Jackson is so fly: He earned an estimated $500 million during his lifetime. Even after his sun has set, Mike is still counting as he rests. Thriller was certified 33 times in February and as 2017 wraps up, he is still the highest paid entertainer of the year. It’s highly unlikely he could ever beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 but he has the best stats in the music game. When you speak of infinitely influential people, you can’t start the conversation without Mike. Spike Lee used him a concept for his Van Monroe custom “BAD 25” Jordan VII.
We are accustomed to seeing the King of pop ordained in elaborate costumes or look dipped and dapper in a suit and tie. But when he wasn’t moon-walking across stages, Jackson proved he could bring a global make appeal to anything he wore. He is highly underrated in terms of fashion. Aside from high socks and glittering gloves, Mike had a wardrobe filled with vintage letterman jackets including the ultra-rare SEGA varsity jacket. Born fly, in 1958, Michael may have gifted little sis Janet with style and grace as she often gave her approval when she liked his outfit during the early Jackson family years.
He lent his style to sportswear brand LA Gear in the 1990s becoming the brand spokesperson for his signature line. Michael Jackson was and still is unstoppable as his shoes are personified. A true sneakerhead can’t deny these. The shoe could compete with the biggest sellers early 1990s. Jordan made people want to dunk like him. Jackson had trying to dance like him. Plus he had signature kicks on the market with the NBA’s G.O.A.T.