4,988
 

“my uber driver said michael jackson robbed him”


 


section  x1   |  0 bx goons and 1 bystanders Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook
 

section hiphop
  
 4 weeks ago '19        #1
6410 page views
127 comments


TunechiMontana  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
space
space
space
$1,804 | Props total: 8562 8562
“my uber driver said michael jackson robbed him”
 

 
image

How my Uber Driver Influenced Michael Jackson's Music: An Interview with Alfonzo Jones

I am riding in an Uber, jamming out to the Michael Jackson song playing on the stereo when my driver turns to me and asks me to look his name up online. I am confused at first by the odd request but when a 1980s album cover with his name and face comes up it becomes clear that my driver, Alfonzo Jones, had quite the prominent music career back in the day.

I ask to hear some of his music and I am completely awed by not only how beautiful his voice is, but also by how similar it is to Michael Jackson's. Alfonzo told me that he actually was friends with Michael Jackson and influenced his music. Jones sang background vocals for Michael Jackson who, according to Alfonzo's website, cited Alfonzo as one of "the best singers in the world!"

Alfonzo's music career seemed like it would end in the 1980s when he released his last album; however, he is now back in the studio recording new tracks. I knew that this was a story that had to be shared so I set up a time to ask him some more questions.

Neon Tommy: How did you first get discovered and started in the music industry?

Alfonzo Jones: It was on Halloween night with a friend of mine. We decided to go see this producer / engineer's recording studio and we banged on his door. We didn't really think he was going to be there but he answered the door and said: "What do you guys want?" and we said, "We sing, play piano, and write songs" and he said, "Come on in!" I was 19 years old and I was a little nervous and when I walked in he said: "Here is a piano, do what you do" so I played the piano for him for maybe 5 minutes, and he said to me: "I want to sign you…" he had connections in Universal [Music]. It was meant to be.


NT: Had you gone to school for music before being signed?

AJ: I went to school as a young kid at the age of 5 and had private lessons. Then I went to college and I studied classical music.

NT: When did you release your first album?

AJ: The first album was released in 1982…. I was perfect timing.


NT: Did the album consist of all songs you wrote?

AJ: Almost all the songs were written by me.

NT: How did you first meet Michael Jackson?

AJ: Michael and I go all the way back. I first met Michael at The Wiz [a 1978 movie staring Michael Jackson] celebration when the movie first came out. I see "Mike" and I went to speak to him. After that I had a record distributed by Universal come out and the CEO of my company was friends with Michael Jackson. Michael fell in love with my music. He liked my songs and he understood the songs. The single, "Change the World," he was excited about… and when he went to Disney Land for Captain EO [A 1986 film staring Michael Jackson] the main song in the movie was "We Are Here to Change the World…"

NT: So you believe you had a direct influence on Jackson's music?

AJ: Yeah. Michael was happy that someone came out with [my] songs, he was really happy about that. We are from the same powers of force, and he knew that.

NT: When did you stop making music?

AJ: I did the first album in '82 and the second album in 1988 and that is when I disappeared from the music scene… the situation wasn't the best at that time for me.

NT: What did you do after your career in the music industry ended?

AJ: I taught music to middle school and taught private lessons, piano and voice.

Nt: What does the future hold?

AJ: I am working right now in the studio. Everyday is unbelievable, I can't wait for everyone to hear it, it is so amazing… I am co-writing a lot of songs with very special people.
+38   



best
worst
127 comments
 

 4 weeks ago '19        #2
TunechiMontana  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1 OP
space
space
space
$1,804 | Props total: 8562 8562

+31   

 4 weeks ago '14        #3
knnymac  11 heat pts11
space
avatar space
space
$1,082 | Props total: 4115 4115
fuxk outta here
+10   

 4 weeks ago '15        #4
Holdino  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
space
avatar space
space
$8,869 | Props total: 18194 18194

+41   

 4 weeks ago '19        #5
TunechiMontana  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1 OP
space
space
space
$1,804 | Props total: 8562 8562


Here's a song from bruh
+59   

 4 weeks ago '15        #6
Holdino  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
space
avatar space
space
$8,869 | Props total: 18194 18194


+32   

 4 weeks ago '09        #7
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
space
avatar space
space
$75,672 | Props total: 134310 134310
why didnt he say this when jacko was still alive...but no these bozos wait until legends are dead in very pathetic attempts to slander them
-25   

 4 weeks ago '12        #8
Klasicktha1  10 heat pts10
space
avatar space
space
$2,092 | Props total: 3969 3969
fu*k outta here!!! MJ had so many imitators that try to take everything from his look to the way he sung and danced to get poppin.

 4 weeks ago '19        #9
TunechiMontana  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1 OP
space
space
space
$1,804 | Props total: 8562 8562
 Klasicktha1 said
fu*k outta here!!! MJ had so many imitators that try to take everything from his look to the way he sung and danced to get poppin.
his album came out before thriller though.
+83   

 4 weeks ago '12        #10
mars15  76 heat pts76
space
avatar space
space
$4,689 | Props total: 24362 24362
Quincy Jones been saying MJ stole a bunch of sh*t

"I hate to get into this publicly," he said, publicly, "but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] 'State of Independence' and 'Billie Jean.' The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come
+34   

 4 weeks ago '06        #11
Big Bear  21 heat pts21
space
avatar space
space
$38,397 | Props total: 25211 25211

+48   

 4 weeks ago '17        #12
BLACK FIST  1 heat pts1
space
avatar space
space
$6,463 | Props total: 24976 24976
 TunechiMontana said


Here's a song from bruh
rolling an L to this
+11   

 4 weeks ago '18        #13
BlaqThum 
space
avatar space
space
$490 | Props total: 2370 2370
 Big Bear said
Sloppy af lol
+2   

 4 weeks ago '17        #14
BLACK FIST  1 heat pts1
space
avatar space
space
$6,463 | Props total: 24976 24976
 Holdino said




+18   

 4 weeks ago '17        #15
BLACK FIST  1 heat pts1
space
avatar space
space
$6,463 | Props total: 24976 24976

+4   

 4 weeks ago '18        #16
Pullbackchap 
space
avatar space
space
$94 | Props total: 161 161
 Califam2019 said

Ye?

 4 weeks ago '18        #17
BIG FONT  22 heat pts22
space
avatar space
space
$1,362 | Props total: 7996 7996
The dog gone album cover mine mane
+27   

 4 weeks ago '15        #18
Mystic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
space
space
space
$15,269 | Props total: 34716 34716
Always said he was the original MJ and held him at a higher regard above MJ


Last edited by Mystic; 08-18-2019 at 08:30 PM..
+1   

 4 weeks ago '19        #19
TunechiMontana  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1 OP
space
space
space
$1,804 | Props total: 8562 8562
 Califam2019 said

this & the storm have to come out. tooooooooooooo fire

 4 weeks ago '14        #20
mrwoods2  20 heat pts20
space
avatar space
space
$7,715 | Props total: 6989 6989

 4 weeks ago '14        #21
TheMonument 
space
space
space
$868 | Props total: 2266 2266
So did MJ do him like Hov did Young chris?
+33   

 4 weeks ago '15        #22
princebass1988 
space
space
space
$260 | Props total: 901 901
Mj was a more talented hov. Get this, both Mj and Jay z had beef with pac and only one of them was man enough to nuckle up lol.
+21   

 4 weeks ago '18        #23
Oswaldgatesjr  29 heat pts29
space
space
space
$7,863 | Props total: 18396 18396
This seems like a chaopele show skit.
+12   

 4 weeks ago '04        #24
Wizzarino 
space
avatar space
space
$16,511 | Props total: 5436 5436
This ain't the first time I've heard MJ getting "influenced" by lessor known talent...

All the greats do it, that's how the industry works...

It's no surprise when a new artist comes out, and you hear that they have been in the biz for like 10 years, and they've worked with all these major acts... Ne-Yo, Sia, etc.
+14   

 4 weeks ago '13        #25
rifair  9 heat pts9
space
space
space
$1,690 | Props total: 3775 3775
 mars15 said
Quincy Jones been saying MJ stole a bunch of sh*t



Mike never lied about where he got his inspirations from and if Quincy really feel like that give back that off the wall thriller and bad money and awards since it's stolen..... Yeah I thought so
+10   



Sign me up
 
 

yesterday...


most viewed right now
online now  37
Ravens WR Marquise Brown was present when Antonio Brown allegedly raped Br..
49 comments
1 day ago
@sports
most viewed right now
+20online now  28
Article inside Ex wife of Michael Strahan wants more money
57 comments
22 hours ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
+46online now  25
Video inside Da Baby getting in touch with his Nigerian roots
126 comments
1 day ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
online now  7
Image(s) inside Is 2k for real with this one?
31 comments
2 days ago
@games
back to top
register Follow BX @ Twitter search BX privacy