ขอบคุณภาพจากนิตยสารebony ฉบับเดือนธันวาคม 2007
here’s the excerpt from an interview in ebony magazine, december 2007.
Q: So, you play on a world stage. How do you see the shape of the world today?
A: I’m very concerned about the plight of the international global warming phenomenon. I knew it was coming, but I wish they would have gotten people’s interest sooner. But it’s never too late. It’s been described as a runaway train; if we don’t stop it, we’ll never get it back. So we have to fix it, now. That’s what I was trying to do with “Earth Song,” “Heal the World,” “We Are the World,” writing those songs to open up people’s consciousness. I wish people would listen to every word.
Q: Can we expect more of Michael Jackson?
A: I’m writing a lot of stuff right now. I’m in the studio, like, every day. I think, like rap thing that is happening now, when it first came out, I always felt that it was gonna take more of a melodic structure to make it more universal, ’cause not everybody speak English. And you are limited to your country. But when you can have a melody, and everybody can hum to a melody, then that’s when it became France, The Middle East, everywhere! All over the world now ’cause they put that melodic, linear thread in there. You have to be able to hum it, from the farmer in Ireland to the lady who scrubs toilets in Harlem to anybody who can whistle to a child poppin’ their fingers. You have to be able to hum it.