Jacko to Rock Mics with 50 Cent and Kanye?
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 11:32:31
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For a story that begins with Michael Jackson cooing, "Whoo Kid, come sit over here," this one has a real surprise twist. This time, the "Kid" in question is, in fact, G-Unit DJ Whoo Kid, who has gone from underground mixtape master to Hot 97 and Sirius radio personality. Kid ran into the elusive King of Pop while spending time with a motley crew of characters in the Persian Gulf, including host Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, model Tyson Beckford and crooner John Legend.
Whoo Kid gave an entertaining report of his encounter to MTV: "I [saw] Michael Jackson sitting by the pool sipping lemonade. They didn't tell me he was going to be there -- I didn't even expect Michael to be in the country. So I'm like, 'F**king Michael Jackson is here, sippin' lemonade!'"
When approached, Jackson told the starstruck DJ that he was just chilling ("He actually said 'chillin'!" an incredulous Whoo Kid reported). But MJ didn't waste the opportunity to get the inside scoop on the lucrative hip-hop market from a man who knows it well -- a G-Unit insider, Whoo Kid has previously mashed up 50 Cent with the likes of 2Pac and Biggie Smalls. Upcoming mixtapes include appearances by Lloyd Banks, Freeway, and, naturally, G-Unit main man Fiddy himself. But now he has bigger game in his sights: a real live collaboration between Mr. Bulletproof and Wacko Jacko. To get the wheels rolling, Whoo Kid set up the two Jacksons, Michael and Curtis, on a phone call. From there -- who knows?
Jackson also reportedly asked about Eminem's retirement status and expressed interest in collaborating with Kanye West. After being told by Whoo Kid that he needs to change his image and "take all them spaceship clothes off," Jackson agreed that he had to change his "whole outlook," and mentioned that he was trying to work out. Stay tuned.
-- The ARTISTdirect Staff