Originally posted by MBM:
Listen, as you will recall, I started this thread supporting Prince over Michael - but y'all are trippin' if you're trying to infer that MJ is somehow not talented and merely a function of marketing...
I merely stated that I thought Prince was more talented - because he wrote, composed, arranged, produced, played and recorded his first 2 albums - by himself! (Without Q, where would Mike have been?). He bacame a star as a result of those efforts. He subsequently, wrote, produced and arranged the rest of his albums. Mike did none of those things - to ME, what Prince did takes a great deal more talent to accomplish.
...Mike, on the other hand, CREATED a whole new way of moving on stage...
Mike created nothing... EVERY dance move he does, has been done before - mimes were doing the "moonwalk" way before Mike. Ever heard of the Temptations? The Dells? Ever heard of the "Lindy Hop"? To say that Mike CREATED does a serious disservice to all those do-wop groups that were creating and inventing way before Mike was born. Just because he popularized something doesn't mean he created it.