Producer, Ty Fyfe tells Scoop B Radio about Michael Jackson’s moonwalk candy at Neverland Ranch. Press Play Below To Listen!
Nine years ago today, Michael Jackson died. On June 25, 2009, The King of Pop suffered an episode of cardiac arrest due to acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
He left many memories for people. He even contributed to basketball culture. Jackson did a music video collaboration with Michael Jordan in the song, “Jam.”
While you see the intersection of sports and entertainment as ‘a thing’ in today’s world esteem writer, Jared Zwerling dissected it in a May 14, 2013 piece titled, Oral history: MJ meets MJ for ‘Jam’ video.
It’s a great read. in it, Zwerling keenly states that when Jordan and Jackson did this music video, not only were music videos in their heyday, but also the entertainment world had never seen a cross-over interaction of that magnitude on a global scale. Plus, MJ and MJ had a special ring to it.
Michael Jackson was ahead of his time, for sure!
Jackson was so ahead of his time that he had his own candybar. Yes, a candybar!
Insert Ty Fyffe, producer of the classic summer anthem, Rump Shaker. Fyfe has produced for any and everybody like LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Pharrell and Teddy Riley
Fyffe says that he went to watch the screener of 90s film, Adams Family Values with Teddy Riley at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. It was there that he saw the exclusivity of the Neverland Ranch concession stand. “It was so crazy because it was like a real movie theater people really work behind the concession stands,” Ty Fyfe told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“I saw the Oscar, the big tall one in gold and like it was just different and we were in there watching the movie and I’m like watching a movie with Michael Jackson it was just crazy. I went to the concession stand and they had Moon Walker candy. It was just different.”
Fyffe said he saved the candy wrapper for ever and ever but can’t find it. However he did descibe the consistency of the candy. “Yeah it was like chocolate,” he said. “Like people have Hershey bar or Kit Kat, he has Moon Walker Candy. It was crazy!”
And he didn’t have to pay a dime!
Rest in peace to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.