"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
I swear it was just days ago that the World was talking about Psy’s “Gangnam Style” taking over the heart of World Society, breaking all barriers, and generating Tens of Millions of Dollars in Market-Wide Industry Revenue.
And now a performance from 2004 in which he encouraged people to “Kill Yankees” has everybody changing their iTune of Psy Tunes.
The problem with this is what my Cousin Jimmy Shiau and I like to coin as “The Mortal Jordan Rule”. The Mortal Jordan Rule, as opposed to his Michael Jordan and Nike’s popular “Air” Persona… Deals with the Entertainment World’s version of “What Goes Up Must Come Down”. Basically stating that everything that blows up in this Industry, will always have its end. And it is taken from the notion that Michael Jordan had the most picture perfect Legacy, one that looked as if he was beyond human… only to come back from Retirement the 2nd time and almost tarnish the memory of his picture-perfect past. Sorta like how “The Matrix” was an Epic Film that re-ignited Keanu Reeves’s Career as an A-Lister, only to have the 2nd and 3rd Installments “Matrix Reloaded” and “Matrix Revolu;tions” to be so terrible… that we almost forgot how Good the Matrix was.
Few people are able to defy the times where they have gone past their prime. Some examples would be Jerry Seinfeld, cancelling his show while it was still at the top.
The Greatest Person to defy this “Mortal Jordan Rule” was Tupac Shakur. Because his untimely demise left him at the height of his game and physical prime only to be missed by the world, and his consistent flow of posthumous releases leaves the world mesmerized by his mysticism.
But with Psy’s past… Stating some of the most horrific things that would attack the core of the American People… I really find it hard to believe that people can forgive him enough, to only remember his YouTube defying feats. He will still be performing at the Christmas in Washington Concert on December 21st, before “President” Barack Obama. I’m sure at that moment, Psy will also issue a Public Apology.
But for those who thought Psy was a “One Hit Wonder”… well if he wasn’t before, he very well might be now. I just find it hard for Radio Personnel to be as eager to give him spins.. and when it comes to those big Corporate Sponsorships and Commercials he’s been doing… yeah, that may calm down a bit too.
The Severity of this would be like the World finding out Justin Bieber likes to tell Racist Rants and Racist Jokes. Yeah. Don’t you think the World would be shocked ? So the Magic that was once Psy, ,this dude stepping onto the Scene and capturing the World stage in his native Korean Tongue… is now likely to cause an even greater stir. What may have been gained in Asian World relations with Respect to American Pop Culture may have actually been lost.. or may end up worse than before. Only time will tell how the newly gained dynamics from Psy’s Hit will change.
Perhaps the purpose of Psy after all wasn’t just some cheesy video. But to make people think. Because one thing it has done, is opened discussion of the Unnecessary Violence that is War, and what it does to people Worldwide.
I guess Psy was here to break down the Psychology of the True State of Our International Relations. But I don’t see Gangnam Style racking up another Billion YouTube Views anytime soon.
Garry “Prophecy” Sun for SunOfHollywood.com
This is probably one of the pimpest entrances to any party I’ve seen. Ne-Yo pulls up to the “Creme Of The Crop” Post BET Awards Party at Mr. Chow’s in Beverly Hills. The party is the annual celebration dinner after every BET Awards, held by the IGA Group, Interscope Geffen and A&M Records.
So imagine what was going on in this Beverly Hills Police Officer’s mind, as he sees Mr. Anderson… I mean Ne-Yo, pulling up in his SLS AMG Benz, Gullwing Doors fully opened and flared out, one leg up and one hand holding his cell phone to his ear. Well, IGA had the entire street of Camden Ave. blocked off, so technically Ne-Yo’s not breaking any laws here.
But you know that dude was itchin, wishing he could bust out that ticket book, and try to get that commission. Cause I don’t believe in that “quota” crap… You don’t get people acting like that for free. He MUST get a cut of that money, especially if tickets turn into Failures To Appear, and quadruple in value.
Anyhow, the party was slammin, and had guests which included Snoop, Jermaine Dupri, Keri Hilson, Jo Jo.
And in reference to the title, did anybody realize in the song “Knock You Down” with Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo and Kanye West, in Ne-Yo’s lyrics he says “I used to be commander in chief of my pimp ship flying high“. But all the radio stations nationwide started bleeping out the word “ship” cause they thought he said “pimp s#!t”.
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While many may have forgotten about him since he has had to remove himself from the work of the industry, to me, Michael J. Fox is a public figure who is an incredible hero of our time.
First off, I would have to say that the “Back To The Future” Trilogy has to be in the Top 5 of Trilogy’s, if not the top trilogy behind “Star Wars” (the first three from the 70′s and 80′s). While “The Matrix” Trilogy had the potential to be 2nd to Star Wars, the disappointing failures of “Reloaded” and “Revolutions” made them lose their place in line. Ya know, parts 2 and 3 were so bad, they made the original “Matrix” less memorable than it was.
The Back To The Future Trilogy was so well written and so well executed, that there will never be another like it in history. And the best part of the films, is Michael J. Fox. Michael has been one of the few people in the industry where he stayed an all around genuine and good guy, so much so, that you can see it in his soul and in his eyes when he was even performing.
So needless to say, i too was very heartbroken when Michael was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 1991, and had to bow out from the industry. It is sad and tragic that his career was cut short due to this circumstance, when he clearly had so much more to give. But the heroic part of it all, is that Michael never let that break his stride. He continued to be a great husband to his wife Tracy Pollan and father to his four children, and decided to be a patriarch and a pioneer in the fight against Parkinsons. He has continued to do all he can to raise awareness, money for research, and to try and find a cure for the disease that has tried to take his joy.
Here he is seen with his daughter, Esme, at the Empire State Building in New York City. Michael lit the building Orange and White to raise awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research today, and it looks like Michael never let Parkinsons stop his stride
We love you Michael, we salute you, and we will always remember the man you’ve been, and the man you remain.
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