FEATURE: Michael Jackson, Long Live The King

There’s no denying Michael Jackson’s influence on hip-hop. From the countless samples to frequent MJ lyrical references, Jackson has been a hip-hop staple from the beginning. While other legendary black artists dissmiss hip-hop or refuse to be associated with the art form, the king of pop embraced it — collaborating with rappers like Heavy D, Treach, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z just to name a few.

Unfortunately, with Mike seemingly going through constant scandals and legal trouble in recent years, the gloved one became somewhat of a punchline. Today, XXL pays tribute to MJ by highlighting some of the more flattering lyrical shoutouts MCs have given him over the years. There are just too many, so we’re counting on XXL‘s always knowlegeable users to chime in with any mentions we left out. R.I.P. Michael Jackson. Long live the king. —Compiled By Matt Barone, Carl Chery, Clover Hope,  John Kennedy, Rob Markman Vanessa Satten and Bonsu Thompson

“I’m growin’ and glowin’ like a forest blaze/Do you like Michael Jackson, we like Cool J.”—LL Cool J “Rock The Bells,” Radio

“Prolly rocking door knockers with her hair in the twist/with the ill Michael Jackson wrist band on her wrist”—Black Thought on The Roots’ “Act Too – Love of My Life Remix,” Brown Sugar Soundtrack

“Pseudo psychos I play like Michael Jackson when I’m bustin ass and breakin backs”— Jeru the Damaja “Come Clean,” The Sun Rises in the East

“So do like Michael Jackson and “Remember the Time” (DO YOU REMEMBER?)/Put on your dancin shoes or somethin cause ya sho’ can’t rhyme”—Phife Dawg “Scenario” Remix, Scenario 12”

“Come and rock with us, all night like Michael Jackson/Leave your guns and knives at home, black, that’s all I’m asking”—Mr Lawnge on Black Sheep’s “Black Sheep,” Non-Phiction

“Loot like Michael Jackson kicks like Bo Jackson/Benz like Freddie Jackson, no need to ask in the crew/
Oooh! No frontin, no fakin moves”—The Notorious B.I.G. “Microphone Murderer (Demo),” Notorious Soundtrack

“Raw Nights I perform like Mike anyone Tyson, Jordan, Jackson pack guns action”—The Notorious B.I.G on Puff Daddy’s “Victory,” No Way Out

“Leave you lookin like that Michael Jackson jacket with all them zippers”— 50 Cent “Patiently Waiting,” Get Rich Or Die Tryin

“Black serial killer, man turns to gorilla/Provoked I change faces like Michael Jackson’s Thriller”—Wyclef Jean on The Fugee’s “Ready Of Not” Remix, Bootleg Versions

“This is bad, real bad, Michael Jackson/Now I’m mad, real mad, Joe Jackson” —Kanye, on Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down”

“Black lights, stamina, uh, uh, uh action!/You been gettin more butterflies than Mike Jackson”—Ludacris on Amerie’s “Why Don’t We Fall In Love” Remix

“Same sword they knight you/they gon’ goodnight you/with, shit, that’s only half if they like you/that ain’t even the half what they might do/don’t believe me, as Michael.” —Jay-Z “Hot 97” Freestyle

“I used to hustle, now all I do is relax and strive/when I was young I was a fan of the Jackson 5″—Nas “Halftime,” Illmatic

“Hippa to the hoppa and you just don’t stoppa/I control Michael Jackson’s Thriller”—Old Dirty Bastard “Rollin With You,” Nigga Please

“And plus I’m bad as Michael Jackson, even though he Dangerous”—Erick Sermon “Erick Sermon,” No Pressure

“Me and you kid we gonna me some cash/Jackin old beats and makin the dash/
They jacked the beats, money come wit ease/But son, he couldn’t stop, it’s like he had a disease/He jacked another and another, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder/Set some R&B over the track for ‘Deep Cover’”—Mos Def “Children’s Story” Talib Kweli and Mos Def Are…

“I guess, Michael Jackson was right, “You Are Not Alone”/Rock your hardhat black cause you in the Terrordome”—Mos Def “Mathematics,” Black On Both Sides

“The Mike Jordan of rap, Mike Jackson of pop” — Jay-Z on Michael Jackson’s Rock My World,” Invincible

Ja Rule – “”Off the Wall” like MJ in his early days/It’s the Inc. and Lopez now”—Ja Rule on J-Lo’s “Ain’t It Funny” Remix, J-Lo

“Give my ladies dick, my young hoes pee-pee/Hits in a row like MJ (Hee-hee!)”—Jay-Z “It’s Hot” (Some Like It Hot),” In My Lifetime Vol. 3

“Cops caught me red-handed/Blood On the Dance Floor/or was it Michael Jackson?”—Method Man “Step By Step,” Tical 2000: Judgement Day

“Yo we in the streets where it’s nothin but love/I’m them leather shits, you the Michael Jackson glove”—Sheek Louch “In/Out (S.P.),” Walk With Me

“Leave me alone like Michael Jackson/Or there will be more than butterflies in your stomach, waiting to see what happens”—Talib Kweli “Good To You”—Talib Kweli “Good To You,” Quality

“Now they wanna do ya boy like Mike in his prime/Billie Jean, the goddamn boy ain’t mine”—Jay-Z “American Gangster,” American Gangster

“I’m watchin’ that/like the boxing match/in the ring of Manila/I wanna keep it comin’ like the singles of “Thriller””—Fabolous “Baby,” Real Talk

“Come to Compton see “Thriller” like Mike Jackson/I might be, Spike Lee, of this gun clappin’”—The Game “Westside Story,” The Documentary

“No lights, no camera, but lots of action/No moonwalkin backwards, kid, like Michael Jackson”—Parrish Smith (EPMD) “It’s Going Down,” Business Never Personal

“Walkin with a trenchcoat to part the pumpin’/Like MJ, I wanna be startin somethin’”—Redman “Lick a Shot,” Malpractice

  • latino heat

    i guess everybody’s comments finally made XXL put something up here.
    R.I.P. Michael Jackson.

  • http://myspace.com/sonicbank OhSoFly Productions

    Yesterday, the greatest entertainer to grace this earth since the late/great James Brown had his final curtain call. In remembrance of a life that was so influential to the world, I task any and all who are in the music industry, aspire to be, and or are just lovers of music to pay homage by not just talking about how good he was, but to strive to be the best you can be. I, for one, am a aspiring producer/singer/emcee/songwriter who has made a personal vow to change the dismal landscape what is considered music by today’s standards. Music lovers…I implore you to help by no longer supporting what these money hungry record labels are passing as music. In your heart of hearts, you know what good music sounds like and how it becomes a cherished addition to the soundtrack of your life. If you listen to radio, call and complain about what they are trying to force-feed your soul. Real music takes time. A few weeks or a month is not long enough. Many have fought and died for your right to be heard and justice to prevail. Change starts when you have the courage to fight for what you believe. If you buy albums, downloads, what have you, you are casting your vote for the taste-makers of your generation. Rap is not Hip Hop. Pop is not Soul. Whatever they passing as rock music is definitely not IT!!!! Where is the substance? Where is the relevance? Artists, I dare you to be original. There is only one Jay-Z, Kanye, U2, The Clash, and of course there was only one Michael Jackson. My point is, you all say that your music is different…prove it. And finally to the execs…first of all you all need a kick in the ass for bastardizing one of man’s gifts to this world. Sure, I know at the end of the day it is a business, but why muffle the voices of reason? If you are not a music lover, then I say, find a new job. You can make money selling crack if you that greedy. Your doing the same thing to society but on a much larger scale. WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!!

    • $ykotic

      Fam I challenge you to make a real campaign movement behind what you just stated.

      Because it holds a lot of weight. Other people feel the same way.

      • http://myspace.com/sonicbank OhSoFly Productions

        Until I breathe my last….

    • EXADUS ENT.

      @ ohsolfy productions that was one of the realest statements i’ve heard for a true music lover (no matter the genre) in a long while Im also a aspairing artist and the content of my music deals with my reaily but more importantly my music has lots of substance and your right music that comes from the heart could never be made in seconds (freestyle) let alone hours not to say that i dont have songs that ive completed in hours but those songs cant hold a candle 2 the one from the heart EXADUS ENT.4LIFE LAS VEGAS FINEST YA BOY A-ONE

  • dutch

    “Glistenin’ wrist on chiller, gun in the same palm of gorgeous killer/ I put this on my lord my niece was 4 when she felt chincilla/ I past the shore for that shit that made fiends rise frome the dead like thriller” – Pusha T “What happened to that boy”

  • ryan

    “Got a light skin friend look like Michael Jackson/ Got a dark skin friend look like Michael Jackson” – Kanye West “Slow Jamz”

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    words can’t even, express how big of a loss this was. to all of us. i seen that Jackson 5: The American Dream movie at least 8x’s, in its entirety, i love that movie. hence, i fell in love with their/his music. but he definitely will never be forgotten.

    R.I.P. Michael Jackson aka The King Of Pop

  • Pierzy

    Some typos up there, but I won’t complain.

    “my whole Clan is on the run like Natural Born Killers/Record-breaking the album Thriller”

    -GFK on “Guillotine (Swordz)”

  • Kristin

    Yeah, uh, yo, I stroll in the club with my hat down
    Michael Jack style (he he)
    Hot 7 who the Mack now?

    -Fat Joe “What’s Love” feat Ashanti

  • Chris Cash

    Gotta white friend look like Micheal Jackson/ Gotta Black friend look like Micheal Jackson – Kanye.

    *R.I.P*
    *no shots*

    • Eric

      Get it right!

      Gotta light skinned friend look like Michael Jackson/gotta dark skinned friend look like Michael Jackson

      • Chris Cash

        lol yeah my bad, havent heard that song in a few yrs and i was to lazy to look up the actual lyrics.

    • Old School

      No disrespect on MJ but Jeru on the song “My Mind Spray” said “don’t molest no shorty still in all, I’m dangerous”

      MJ was a great artist but with many great artist they have their demons. RIP MJ

  • Around and Around

    Wow how late is this?…took you long enough to put up something dam. Garbage.

    And BET having some fuckin infomercial’s on this morn, while everything else on cable is MJ says a lot.

    Baddest man to touch the mic (no homo)

  • ri067953

    Yo, I heard Michael Jackson’s last word were “take me to the children’s hospital”.

    • real talka

      Lame as fuck, show some respect

    • D-Block

      lmfaooooooo

  • MT24

    R.I.P. …”man in the mirror” changed my perception of music and to an extent, my life…the legend he posessed, i still tripp’ on the fact he’s been doing it in huge ways since he was like 5… THRILLER is the sh*t, the moonwalk was my move in high school(i got all the ladies! THANX Mike)… RIP Michael Jackson, my sincere condolences to family, GOD BLESS.

  • King Joffy Joe

    That’s a pretty descent list y’all got up here XXL. God bless the talented soul of the original “MJ”, not just the “King Of Pop” but the “King Of Music” period. Rest in peace to the greatest entertainer to have ever lived.

  • BGZ

    Am I wrong for not feeling sorry for MJ?
    I don’t even accuse him of anything he has been legally aquitted of, but dude did everything he could to deny his racial background.

    And I dunno where he got those kids from, but they sho’nuff not Janet’s and Jermaine’s nephews and nieces.

    Take away the money and the fame, and you got a 50-year-old weirdo hooked on medication who had a fucked-up self-image, no healthy human relations and walked around in his pyjama.
    He was a trainwreck waiting to happen.

    • http://xxlmag.com KIILER MIKE

      YO BGZ , YOU HAVE TO BE THE WORST FREAKIN LAME IN THE WORLD. YOUR DADDY PROBABLY BUST A NUT IN YOUR MOMS TO MIKE JACK YOU RETARD. YOUR GIRL/WIFE PROBABLY WILL KICK YOU OUT IF SHE SEEN THIS COMMENT U IDIOT. IF U REALLY THAT HARD OF A HATER GO TO NEW YORK TONIGHT AND SAY THAT SHIT OUT LOUD BET YOU WONT SEE ANOTHER DAY.

      STOMP YEAH THATS THE IDEA!!!

      BGZ= A DAMN FRUIT CAKE

    • Eric

      To answer your question, yes, you’re wrong.

    • Around and Around

      BGZ you are a simple ass ho cake…shoot yourself.

      BGZ says,
      “Take away the money and the fame, and you got a 50-year-old weirdo hooked on medication who had a fucked-up self-image, no healthy human relations and walked around in his pyjama.”

      -Stupidest shit ever said..take away Barak’s law degree from Harvard, a mother who drove his ass to become educated and you have a factory workeer…

      See how stupid that sounds?

      • BGZ

        I won’t shoot nobody, least of all myself.

        We could argue whether it was his mom, grandmom or hisself that drove Pres. Obama for higher education, but he would be a great man as a factory worker, community organizer or whatever.

        MJ was a talented performer and his music was very popular, but I never felt him being honest to his audience.
        I felt more sorry when Tupac, Biggie, ODB or James Brown passed away.

        Dude was so removed from reality, I don’t think he had a happy life; it’s probably better for him wherever he’s at now.

        Was he a great musician in the 70s and 80s? Without a doubt.
        Did he make a lot of great music the last 20 years? Hardly any.

        • 619

          R.I.P. Thriller came out when I was a little kid. I used to play it on the jukebox everytime I went to the pizza spot. Nobody ever gonna sell records like Mike did. Even though most of the shit BGZ said was outta bounds, he was right about one thing, no way are those kids Mike’s. Those kids are white, they have none of his genes.

  • http://xxlmag.com its me snitches

    YO BGZ , YOU HAVE TO BE THE WORST FREAKIN LAME IN THE WORLD. YOUR DADDY PROBABLY BUST A NUT IN YOUR MOMS TO MIKE JACK YOU RETARD. YOUR GIRL/WIFE PROBABLY WILL KICK YOU OUT IF SHE SEEN THIS COMMENT U IDIOT. IF U REALLY THAT HARD OF A HATER GO TO NEW YORK TONIGHT AND SAY THAT SHIT OUT LOUD BET YOU WONT SEE ANOTHER DAY.

    STOMP YEAH THATS THE IDEA!!!

    BGZ= A DAMN FRUIT CAKE

  • Kappa9

    I know it doesnt mention his name, but it does refer to his album

    Ya boy’s off the wall, these other niggas is Tito. – Jay- Z “Party Life” American Gangster

  • BeerGangsta

    RIP Michael Jackson!! There is no dam kings out here. God is the only king forever. That don’t die. Jackson family was weird! Michael had talent that every Negro wish they had. Michael was also Brainwash! Having sex with kids. Bleachin his dam noose. It’s a dam shame that people don’t talk about you until you die.

  • CLJ

    all i can say is….. i hope he had his life straight with God….. that’s all you can say about anybody that pass away….

  • anutha_level

    you can finally rest my nigga. GOD bless and keep you.

  • latino heat

    “i perform like Mike, anyone, Tyson, Jordan, Jackson action pack guns ridiculous and i’m quick to bust if me ends you touch.” B.I.G. from Victory.

    • latino heat

      damn i read the lines up top twice before i posted this and swear i missed that Victory line both times. i thought i was adding something new. sorry.

  • $ykotic

    Ya’ll little n*ggas are lame & hopeless. Your motives are questionable. Inexperienced. How you talk/type and what you say shows this.

    So what he rubbed clear on himself? It’s proven that Beyonce did it. Still hoping for some ass you will never get?

    THE WHOLE WORLD IS FEELING THIS. MICHEAL JACKSON AFFECTED MILLIONS OF LIVES. You “local yokels” who don’t know still don’t understand the fact that he was doing this BEFORE YOU WERE SPERM. He’s even older than some of your daddy’s!

    THE JACKSON FAMILY IS THE BLUEPRINT OF THE ULTIMATE GRIND! POOR ASS BLACK FOLK WITH A DREAM! WATCH THE MOVIE CLOWNS! BET IT MIRRORS YOUR LIFE SOMEHOW!

    Oh I forgot we do have silver spooner’s commenting to.

    RESPECT THE DEAD. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY THEN FALL BACK. WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT POST.

    RIP Micheal Jackson. Thank you for everything you gave me. I will never forget you.

  • mizzensch

    get this one up there

    “And when it’s time for some action, jump on the mic-hael jackson / do a spin, grab my nuts… and start taxin’” – EPMD “Let the Funk Flow”

    • $ykotic

      LOL

      Good ish! That’s actually one of my fave EpMd cuts.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Loved by billions, best entertainer of all time. I shed a tear or two over this. Michael is the BEST EVER @!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Beast McCoy

    We all miss you, Mike. You are more than an icon or legend in your own day… you were the best just like JB & Luther but you did it on just a whole nother level that you may have never dreamed of reaching. RIP and All Should Hail The King! You have all our love.

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  • Chris S

    ltes put some things in perspective:

    1) rappers and most artists are extatic now if they go platnum. Thriller sold 50 MIL!!!

    2)Dangerous (an album viewed by many critics as a disappointment) sold 32 MIL!!!

    3) overall, he’s sold 750 million records… or 3/4 of a BILLION

    4) the only features he had on thriller were: Paul McCartney, Eddie Van Halen, & Vincent Price. think about those names

    5) his recent tour scheduled in london sold out in a matter of SECONDS.

    6) on a night where Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and other legends performed, he stole the entire show and night with the most famous series of dance moves of all time, ending it with a moonwalk into 3 spins with a tip toe balance.

    7) think of someone you know that’s around the age of 10…then compare him to Michael performing I Want You Back, ABC, and The Love You Save.

    as far as music is concerned…it goes Michael Jackson, John Lennon, & Elvis Presley. nobody else will ever, ever reach their level.

    very few people are literally larger than life. MJ was one of those few. just a special, special individual…

    • Nehemiah

      Co-sign! He was and will probably be the greatest pop star ever I dont see anyone taking the King of Pop throne anytime soon!

  • Monty B.

    I can’t believe you left this out!

    “This is not Michael Jackson, and this is not Thriller!”

    - Run

    KIng Of Rock

  • Nehemiah

    MJs story is tragic to me because here is one of the worlds greatest stars whose personal life is questionable but who am I to judge? I wanna know what happened to him as a kid for real because somewhere along the line somebody f’d him up. Tell the truth Joe! Instead of covering up his faults somebody needed to get him in therapy to help him. I want to know if anyone really close to him ever said “How are you really doin?” and “you should get help.” Cuz if no one close to him said anything than thats a shame and his story is truly tragic.

  • CapoStatus

    i just want to pay my respects to the G.O.A.T and his family… may your soul forever Rest In Peace Michael Jackson and may your legacy never ever be forgotten..because to me you will always be that smooth brotha with the voice and crazy dance moves..KEEP ON DANCING MIKE..I will truly miss you.

  • dainfamous

    I’ll be there like a young mike jack, hip-hop prayed and God gave Pun right back

  • http://xxlmag TJCOMBO

    The forgot one: you want it, nigga, then go ahead, but don’t fuck with me. I’m up in this bitch
    like Michael Jackson, I wish they’d (leave me alone) before I show the otherside
    of me. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. That’s how it be. Nigga gon’ get violent,
    but if my so-called ex-friends wanna try me.
    KRAYZIE BONE “DRAMA”

  • Chamber

    RZA- We Pop- Ft. Sha Cronz- “Come on, let’s cut the crap, money
    I’ve been gettin’ this rap money
    Crack money, stack money, I’m tryin’ to get that Shaq money
    That Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan, Michael Jack’ money.”

  • D-Block

    yall are gonna be mad at me but i show no love for child molesters. sorry, u can sell 750 billion records for all i care. no rip for wacko jacko

  • Pau Gasol look alike

    And you would give me anything in this world/Michael Jackson leather and the glove but didn’t give me a curl. -Kanye West “Hey Mama”

    I don’t need no lights no cameras all I got is action/never no superstars save that for Michael Jackson. -Xzibit Paparrazi

    Since I’m only here for one night I gotta get you hot and heated/play like Michael Jackson and Beat It.-Kurupt from 2pac’s Check out time

    Nothing gives me chills like Douglas and Tyson/or Mike when his talk was live or when he first did the moonwalk on Motown 25 -Nas Can’t Forget About You

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    WAS YOU THERE NIGGA??? DO YOU RECALL ANY OF THEM TIMES HE WENT TO COURT,A GUILTY VERDICT CAME OUT??????? SHUT THE FUCK UP THEN!!!!!
    CANT SAY SHIT WIT NO PROOF NIGGA

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “DIRTY DIANA” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

    • Monty B.

      Yeah and OJ wasn’t guilty was innocent the first go around. Karma is a motherfucker!

      (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TILL SOMEONE KILLS YOU” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP)

    • $ykotic

      PARIS you’re famous!

      (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “THAT’S WHAT YOU GET(FOR BEING POLITE) WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE F*CK UP)

  • R.I.P MJ

    “never no superstar, save that for Michael Jackson” (c)

    Don’t really think it’s a diss, cause in comparison…nobody is a star compared to MJ, he was THEE star.

  • FLOSS

    Not gonna front I shed tears over MJ passing, nigga i rememeber my Granny calling me in the living room at family parties to do MJ dances and routines for everyone at the party and shit. I had the popin and moonwalking down i study that thriller video i had the Moonwalker movie , Loved the scene wit him battling the cop bunny. R.I.P. MJ. The World will never have a greater entertainer.

  • Curtis75black

    Straight up, if you have nothing positive to say about Micheal Jackson, just move on!! If you came up in the 90′s by being born in the 80′s of course you seen a different side !! It’s the same with certain Hip Hop artists. All you know is what the tabloids tell you plus you have those imitations with Justin, Usher and Chris who commanded your attention. Funny thing is, none of them are fucking with Micheal on his worst day !! His lyrics and singing will be unmatched forever. If one of them can not only put together a ‘Dirty Diana’ but perform it with that intensity, it’ll be a shock

  • Delroy

    “I put Mike Jack on stage on stage at summer jam (Billy Jean), i put Prodigy in his place on that summer jam screen!” -Jay-Z, Put On Remix-

  • Young_Brave

    I do it like mike when i fuck billie jean
    work it work it worki till i make the pussy cream

    David banner -Play

  • http://-- gaddic

    One of the greatest entertainers of all time
    BUT IT KINDA DISGUSTS ME
    how so many of you and the rest of the world are suddenly dick-riding this legemd after years of verbal abuse by the majority of you fucks posting right now
    IF U REALLY RESPECTED MJ y’all shouldn’t have abandoned him when he was being crucified by the media and false rumours were circulating demeaning his credibilty

  • http://-- gaddic

    dEFINTELY One of the greatest entertainers of all time rip mj

    BUT IT KINDA DISGUSTS ME
    how so many of you and the rest of the world are suddenly dick-riding this legemd after years of verbal abuse by the majority of you fucks posting right now
    IF U REALLY RESPECTED MJ y’all shouldn’t have abandoned him when he was being crucified by the media and false rumours were circulating demeaning his credibilty
    where were you when this was happening
    why din’t INVINCIBLe
    DICK-RIDING COCK-SUCKERS
    JOINED IN LAUGHED AND SHARED IN DISGRACING MJ
    AND NOW he’s suddenly “oh so legendary”
    I’ma say this for mike since he can’t post
    FUCK YOU YOU SPERM-SWALLOWING FAGGOTS!!!!!~

  • escobar9300

    Very sad news to hear Michael passed away. Say what you will about his court cases and previous criminal accusations, but for anybody to deny this man as a music ICON is completley absurd. As an intern music producer, I can easily say this mans footprint will be felt in the music and entertainment industries long-long after all of us are dead and gone. On the real though, there really isnt a need for disrespectful and hateful remarks aimed at a man who isnt even able to defend himself now that he is no longer among the living. If you didnt like the guy, hey, no worries. But there really isnt a need for off color, disrespectful, disgusting comments since were all grown adults and should be able to recognise the time and the place for comments like that, and this is far from that time. Like it or not, none of us know the facts regarding his past, and the entity that does, God, has already passed his judgement on Michael, good, bad or otherwise. Heres hoping that dude is rippin concerts with BIG, Pac, and James Brown in the sky. Peace and Respect to the King of Pop.

  • http://dopeave.blogspot.com MrWill

    Come on XXL…fix Big’s ‘Victory’ quote…

    “Raw Nights I perform like Mike anyone Tyson, Jordan, Jackson. Action, pack guns…”

    —The Notorious B.I.G on Puff Daddy’s “Victory,” No Way Out

  • http://www.yahoo.com MyGameJustRewind

    I know I’m kinda late but this song came onn satellite radio yesterday.
    “So what you gonna do when you stuck at thirty-two degrees please, get off yo knees and follow these. Now swallow these, buckshots from the rifle. Then I will make niggaz Beat It and Scream just like Michael.”
    Louieville Sluggah (OGC)
    Leflah Leflour Eshkoshka

    RIP MJ

  • Son of the Late

    I also remember another line, though i might need some correction on a few words… This was from Kon Artist of D12 in a track called “American Psycho” from their debut album titled Devi’s Night:
    “..Turn me into the mind of a psychopath killer/
    Light your ass like a liquid nitro gas filler/
    pshycho slash Michael Myers Michael Jack’s thriller/
    …”
    Sone of the late(((d-_-b)))

  • Jhon da Analyst

    “I’ll be there like a young Mike Jack, hip-hop prayed and God gave Pun right back” – Joell Ortiz (Onslaught)

  • EXADUS ENT

    my bad for not sayin this the first time R.I.P to the greatest artist to ever touch the mic and the dance floor one of my musical heros THE KING OF POP, BEST ALBUMS SALES, NUMBER 1 HITS and so on and so forth THE G.O.A.T MICHAEL JACKSON!

  • http://www.sabc.co.za elsTIMO

    So when’s the funeral?

  • http://XXL TheGodJustice

    “I want Michael Jackson money/just to fraction the Thriller”-U-God off Mathematics “The Problem” album.

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  • Thomas

    And I’m feelin like Mike at his Baddest. The Pips at they Gladys. And I know they love it. so to hell with all that rubbish- American Boy by Estelle Feat Kanye West.

    Damn so many shout outs I can’t even think of all of them. Very good list though.

  • John Cauner

    Jeru The Damaja does a song about meeting “Billie Jean” on the song “Billie Jean(Safe Sex)” off his third album “Heroz 4 Hire” and Kool Keith had a Michael Jackson impersonator for the video “Plastic World”.

  • steven

    man im stil chokin up thinkin about MJ all i can lay down z R.I.P man, u were the best

  • H-LO

    ‘The Smooth Criminal on beat breaks/ Never put me in your box, if your shit eats tapes’ ?
    NaS, NY State O’ Mind’ I think… Yes. If it really is a reference, it’s probably one of the smoothest!

  • GGGGGINITmike

    WOT ABOUT THE MITCHELL BROTHERS, A WISH I COULD DANCE LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    “I used to hustle, now all I do is relax and strive/when I was young I was a fan of the Jackson 5″

    “Raw Nights I perform like Mike anyone Tyson, Jordan, Jackson pack guns action”

    “Got a light skin friend look like Michael Jackson/ Got a dark skin friend look like Michael Jackson”

    Here’s mine..”Gal,u rocks my world like thriller singles”

  • Gorrilah

    RIP Michael Jackson u were an inspiration to everyone.Young Black child who came from nowhere and changed the world.U brought civilization to the music world.The whole world will remember u as an ICON.U dick-heads out there must learn to factualise before u criticise.Michael was the best.RIP

  • bigwylie

    rest in peace to mike i was just listening to his music today he had an influence on everyone i don’t think anyone will ever forget this man what he did for music as a whole was unbelievable i can’t wait until they release all his unreleased songs i just wish he was still alive and well so that he could see the respect he deserved and wasn’t getting recently michael you aren’t the king of pop you’re THE KING OF MUSIC

  • MJ’zP.Y.T.

    Here’s some you missed…

    “Niggas is biters, we let you slide with ya writings/We knew that cocaine talk was not like ya, but who goes as far as trying to dress like him? One sequenced glove could never make you Michael/I moonwalk over tracks and make niggas spiteful” — CLIPSE on Kanye’s “Flashing Lights Remix”

    “You not my girl, not my wife/Got a couple tips from Mike, I’m moonwalking out cha life, I close my eyes you outta sight/Now she wanna call me conceited cuz I’m a Smooth Criminal, I told her to Beat It” — TEMPAMENTAL on “No Friend Of Mine” feat. Pras & MJ

    “Underwater flow strikes like torpedos, you’ll get plugged more than Del Rio/Played short like De Vito, split the fuck up like Mike Jack and Tito” — DJ Muggs feat. GZA & RZA on “Third World”

    “You can laugh and criticize Michael Jackson if you wanna/Woody Allen molested and married his step-daughter/Same press kicking dirt on Michael’s name, show Woody and Soon-Ye at the playoff game, holding hands/Sit back and just bug, think about that/Would he get that type of dap if his name was Woody Black?” — MOS DEF on “Mr. Nigga”

    “Yeah I’m so hot and I can’t be topped/Artists drop down like Michael Jackson socks” — MISSY ELLIOTT on “Ching-A-Ling”

    “Well Ne-Yo’s like young Mike and I’m Quincy hoe” — JAY-Z on Ne-Yo’s “Crazy”

    “This time around I changed up my flow, got rid of the rocks got pits by the door, a real set of peoples to watch my back/Stay away from strangers so I won’t slack and I know my nigga Mike like that, BABY” — NOTORIOUS B.I.G. on Michael Jackson’s “This Time Around”

    “Life’s about a dream, I’m really undefeated when MJ is on my team/Reality brings forth realizm, It’s the man of steel organizm, twizm/Not from the prizm, take charge like Manilla, nine five Shaq represent with the Thriller/Grab my crotch, twist my knees, then I’m through/Mikes bad, I’m bad, who are you?” —SHAQ O’NEAL on Michael Jackson’s “2 Bad”

    “Makin’ funky tracks with my man Michael Jackson, Smooth Criminal that’s the man cuz Mike’s so relaxed/Jingle mingle, jingle in the jungle, bum rushed it all, 3 and 4′s in a bundle/Execute the plan, first I cooled like a fan/Got with Janet then with Guy, now with Michael cause it ain’t hard to Jam” — HEAVY D on Michael Jackson’s “Jam”

    “Tonight I’m feelin’ like Michael in Thriller” — GHOSTFACE KILLAH on the Cassius track “Thrilla”

    “Like Michael Jackson, how you do me this way” — THREE 6 MAFIA on Justin Timberlake’s “Chop Me Up”

    “This shit is more Off The Wall than Michael Jackson” — BOOTS from THE COUP on the track “Funk”

  • louis mabry

    i wuz kinda fuked up in disbelief wen i heard he died i remember bein scared as shit of thriller video i wuz born in 83 fuk yall but my first cassette wuz bad and just like all da real 80′s and b4 wanted 2 be michael i remember my older cousins clownin me lol oh yeah RIP BURN 1 FOR MJ but it neva settled wit me right wat he did 2 his self it confused all da shit outta me wen i wuz young lukn at him wen he wuz younger 4real 4real it still bothers me cuz if u ask me alot of those so called hollywood friends brainwashed him god made u a certain way nd i feel bcuz of dat da scrutiny dat he went thru happened and mindful of worshipping false idols without givin god his due u might be ur stars downfall he’s jealous just my opinion i gave dis alot of thought bcuz stars go thru alot but deyr just human lik u in i but dont 4get prince wuz a bad mufuka 2 but MJ dat nigga sold hella records damm dont judge him only 1 can judge i wish dey give dem kids who was accusin him 2 put dis bullshit 2 rest