I Wanna Be Like MikePublished by Rondell Conway on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:55 am.
I Wanna Be Like Mike: When Stars Pay Homage to the King of Pop
The King of Pop, who died on June 25, 2009, left an indelible mark on music over the past four decades. And what better way to pay tribute to the music icon than by highlighting MJ tributes from other music greats? The following artists have either covered, sampled and/or honored Jackson in their own amazing way.
Rihanna, “Please Don’t Stop the Music”
The Bajan beauty’s 2006 dance hit “Please Don’t Stop the Music” blends the famous “Mama-say, mama-sah, mama-koo-sah” refrain from Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” with a pulsing techno beat.
Chris Brown, “She Ain’t You”
Breezy paid tribute both to the King of Pop and R&B trio SWV by interpolating their “Right Here (Remix),” which in turn sampled Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature.”
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