Thursday, June 25, 2009

Did You See Mike Hit that Lean?!

Only days ago, I was thinking about Michael because of this now prescient post by Mr. Ta-Nehisi Coates (one of The Atlantic's impressive roster).
Mike used to be beautiful. My sister Kelly just knew she was marrying him. And he danced so smooth and easy. I hate to think that what gave him that ability, was the same thing that ruined him.
In another post, written a day later, Ta-Nehisi talks about his love for Smooth Criminal. I loved it too. It's one of the few songs with my name in the lyrics so as a little kid it always made me feel cool and then there was the video (below). When you see him dancing like that you realize what pretenders to the King of Pop crown dudes like Usher, Chris Brown and Timberlake really are.

Like TNC says, "Yo, did you see Mike hit that lean!"

Smooth indeed.

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