It’s hard to believe, but today marks the three-year anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. With legions of fans around the world, record-breaking album sales, and other career feats, Jackson earned his King of Pop title, but he was also down with Hip-Hop.
Back in 2001 Jay-Z brought MJ on stage at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, and his presence immediately stole the show. Having someone of Jackson’s notoriety even step on a stage with the Roc was big, but the fact that Hov was able to make it happen shows his true power.
Check out video of the pivotal moment (be on the lookout for Jay’s struggle face, the moment he realizes that bringing Dame Dash along wasn’t a good idea).
For an added Jackson fix, click below to view classic photos of the King of Pop.
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