Now this is what I call “Respect”

This sure is an interesting read of the day. To see, one prodigy give such immense respect and gratitude to another is breathtaking. I, personally am a huge fan of both of these amazing artists and would have been a treat to hear a track featuring both of them. Guess it will always be a dream, now.

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The untimely demise of Michael Jackson has left a deep void in the global music scene. Indeed, Michael Jackson was the ‘King of Pop’, who ruled the music industry for decades with his foot-tapping numbers and astonishing dance moves. Remembering the legend of pop, Indian music prodigy AR Rahman extolled Michael Jackson and described him, “one of the greatest musicians of our time.”

For Rahman, Jackson was an exceptionally gifted musician who catapulted pop music to unbelievable heights during 80s and 90s.

Remembering his recent meet with Michael Jackson post the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, Rahman said that Jackson “Loved India and the people of the country. He told me that he heard good things about me and he was praising the chord progression of ‘Jai Ho’s’ chorus.”

For Rahman, Jackson was a rare musical prodigy who was the reservoir of talent. “He told me that every dance move he did, came from his soul,” said Rahman. Recalling Jacko’s dancing abilities, Rahman said that he was mesmerized by Jacko’s five second-demo as “It was a stunning example…like a lightning striking.”

Indeed, Jackson was an enlightened person who was concerned about greater issues such as war and global warming. “He asked me to compose a unity anthem on the lines of ‘We are the World’ for him. I nodded in awe,” said Rahman.

In Los Angeles, Jackson introduced Rahman to his kids and when the latter wished him luck for his upcoming concerts, Jackson politely said, “God bless you.”

Expressing disbelief on Jackson’s sudden death, Rahman said, “It took me time to believe that he is no more.”

Recollecting how his crew drew inspiration from the star performer, Rahman maintained, “I remember, my late sound engineer Sridhar brought me a video of the premiere of ‘Remember the Time,’ when I was recording ‘Kadal Rojave’ for my first film ‘Roja’. We were all so inspired that afternoon. Now, there is no Sridhar and no Jackson anymore. I hope all of us value people’s existence more and respect them when they are alive. Life is short. Artists and their art live forever. Jai Ho, MJ! We love you for your music, regardless of all the controversies.”

Source: Zee News

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