More of the Real Dealz

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What’s happening fam? I hope you got the opportunity to check out Dealz and his father Jackie Jackson on the Monique Show on May 4th, if you didn’t you missed a helluva interview and performance. First, Jackie has got to be the finest 60 year old I’ve ever seen, he’s so got doggone smooth and laid back its ridiculous. I love him. Second, I always knew Dealz was a cutie, but forget that, he is beyond FINE. The Monique show was Dealz first national television performance and I was impressed, granted I already love the song “That’s How I Feel,” but seeing him actually perform it with no lip synching ish going on and his lil two step, well let’s just say he had me about to tell him how I feel LOL. But seriously, Dealz did a great job for his first performance and I’m extremely proud of him, my mother on the other hand can’t stop talking about him, and that’s huge, she doesn’t listen to rap and doesn’t like it, but you throw on a Dealz track and she is grooving. I love that he has a sense of humor, if you caught the interview with Monique, then you know exactly what I mean.
Anyway, I just wanted to give Dealz his props for his performance before I jump into Part II. I also want to take a second to thank each and every one of you that have read the blogs on this site as well as my guest blog entry on www.sound-savvy.com, I appreciate it more than you can ever know. Enough mushy stuff.. here's Part II. Enjoy!

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Poetry In Motion: More of The Real Dealz By Shameika Rene’


As you’ve already read, Dealz is certainly a man that stands out, but what you don’t know is despite his last name, he’s pretty grounded. “I’ve been through alot and being in this business has taught me a whole new level of patience,” says Dealz. I’m a very normal guy, I didn’t moonwalk, my uncle did.” (Should I mention here that I still can’t moonwalk despite all my efforts at sliding across the kitchen floor in my socks?)

Just like his aunts and uncles, Dealz appreciates everyone that supports his music, “using the word fans is so degrading, I prefer to call them friends that I just haven’t met yet.” He’s very approachable, as long you don’t come out the side of your neck with some mess, so a word of advice, if you see him out, be respectful, he’s human just like you are. Treat people the way you want to be treated. That's the end of my sermon.

Now some of you may be scratching your heads trying to figure out where you’ve seen Dealz before. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you. Remember that swexxy man on the Harley at the end of Aaliyah’s “One in a Million” video? Yep, that’s Dealz. (I’ll wait while you run to YouTube to check. I ain’t lying, that’s him!) Or maybe you’ve seen him in the movie “Biker Boyz”, or more recently, maybe you’ve seen him on my favorite reality show “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty.” Regardless of where you may have seen him, you definitely haven’t seen the last of Dealz. He is a force to be reckoned with and intent on bringing “good music” back to the forefront. “My uncle Michael gave a piece of his soul every time he wrote a song or stepped onto the stage to sing, and that’s what I aim to do every time I perform. The day I give up giving a piece of my soul, is the day I’ll stop doing music,” says Dealz. (THIS is why I luv he.)

Dealz is also all about the spreading the message of L.O.V.E. just like his uncle, “It’s all about sending a message and being able to help. People have forgotten how to live and realize that it’s okay to help people, its okay to be kind to those that are in trouble. My uncle always said there is nothing like being able to help others.” *cues “Heal the World”*

When Dealz isn’t in the studio or performing, you can find him following his other passion, “anything that burns gas, motorcycles, muscle cars, you name it.” While he’s no stranger to burning up the road himself, he’s also an avid race fan that enjoys watching everything from Rally Racing to NASCAR.

Dealz is also good with his hands (oh the things I want to say, but can’t since I’m being a respectable southern gal), but he even builds cars! “I’ve always been into cars and bikes, my father used to race in celebrity races, and when my cousins were off playing, I’d be the one with my Uncle Tito building carburetors. I love anything that burns gas and goes fast,” says Dealz. (Somehow I don’t think he means fast girls, I’m just saying)

Dealz is also fueling his passion for cars by honoring Michael Jackson’s memory, “We just built a custom dedication vehicle to my Uncle Michael named Melody. It’s a 2005 black and red Mustang with custom interior, with about 550 Horsepower under the hood.” I’m sure Michael would have loved it since that car is Bad! (Pun totally intended!)

Oh yeah ladies, Dealz is single, but he’s married to the music business right now. (I just love me a man that’s about his business don’t you?) So, for now, (or right after you run to iTunes and purchase his single “That’s How I Feel”) you can follow him on twitter @OfficialDealz or check out his website www.officialdealz.com. Tell him Meik sent ya.

2 comments:

Jenn B said...
May 7, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Nice!! I love the moonwalk comment...

Alejandro said...
May 11, 2011 at 11:22 AM

I love how you created your own opportunity rather than waiting months, years, centuries for one to be handed to you.

It's definitely refreshing to see this from an authoress (lol) of color. Your incredibly-infectious love for the Jacksons pushed me to scrape together a damn to give about Dealz Jackson(who you introduced me to).

After A)reading this piece (Pt. I & II) & B) seeing how humble Dealz was on Mo'Nique, I'm interested in his future endeavors/upcoming album.

MEIK, you're DOPE. Excellent job.

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