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