Jermaine Dupri Is Going To Bring The Jackson 5 To Atlanta, Come Hell, High Water, Or High Winds

noah | December 11, 2007 4:20 am

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At least, that’s what he claimed on his radio show the other night, in typically understated fashion. The hip-hop impresario counts among his holdings the Atlanta club Studio 72, and he’s throwing a Jackson 5-themed New Year’s Eve party this year. And the theme is so driving the party, Michael, Marlon, Jermaine, Tito, and Jackie–and maybe, just for good measure, Dupri’s girlfriend Janet–are all going to be there! (Maybe.)

Island president of Urban music Jermaine Dupri plans to bring the newly reunited Jackson 5 (Michael, Marlon, Jermaine, Tito and Jackie) to Atlanta for his big New Year’s bash at Studio 72. This means nothing to anyone under the age of 35 who don’t have a clue how huge the Jackson were to young black kids growing up in the 70s. If Jermaine can make it happen he will be the king – bigger than Jay Z, bigger than Kanye West, bigger than God.

Jermaine made the surprise announcement on his radio show on V-103 over the weekend. He plans to empty out the club as the Jackson 5 descend from the sky in a helicopter. The Jackson 5 will then join sister Janet Jackson and Jermaine as they enter the club.

Hmm. Well, it’s not as if every band that was ever even popular for a licketysplit isn’t reuniting in the current climate, but why do I get the feeling that the Jackson 5 who are going to “descend from the sky” are really going to just be cardboard cutouts of the boys’ cartoon versions? Perhaps the $50 advance ticket price for “A Jackson 5 New Year’s Eve” is one of the reasons I’m so skeptical.

A Jackson 5 New Year’s Eve [ticketannex.com]Audio: Jermaine Dupri Brings The Jackson 5 To Atlanta [sandrarose.com]Jackson 5 Announcement [ZShare]