rip james brown


I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts. I do not want to spill magical blood. Give me Harry Potter, and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight."— Lord Voldemort’s ultimatum, leading to the Battle of Hogwarts


Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles, August 20, 1983 - The Godfather of Soul, James Brown surprises the audience and introduces to the stage a 25 yr old Michael Jackson in his prime– a couple weeks after the highest selling album of all-time, “Thriller,” destroyed the pop charts. A rare and amazing passing of the torch in music history. 


this is so slept on.

Via Politics Nation host Rev. Al Sharpton’s Instagram

On the 5th anniversary of the passing of my friend Michael Jackson, I reflect on one of my favorite memories with him. Around 1979 Michael Jackson , Janet Jackson & Sister Sledge came to see James Brown perform in Reseda, CA. I’ve never seen anyone look at a person with such awe as Michael looked at James that night.