Fans of the late pop superstar, Michael Jackson, can rejoice as a new album containing 8 unreleased songs is confirmed to be releasing on March 13. The new LP which is set to be titled, “Xscape,” will showcase never before heard vocals recorded by the legend before his untimely death in 2009. Backed by L.A. Reid and boasting production from the likes of Timbaland and more, listeners can also look forward to a deluxe version of the album which will contain Jackson’s original raw vocal takes. Check out the official artwork below.
Now this was a dope interview and a refreshing detour from the questions everyone else is asking Kanye right now. The Chicago emcee sat down with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha sounds for the latest episode of Juan Epstein. Yeezy credits NO ID as being his biggest inspiration as a producer, touches on his early influences like Premo and Pete Rock, College Dropout and more. West also revealed that in the studio he really has no preference between an MPC or ASR, the moment he realized his step brother was a crackhead, looks back on working with J Dilla and explains that Michael Jackson was responsible for motivating him to put together 808s and Heartbreak. Before calling it a wrap, Kanye took the opportunity to call out the former heads of Rawkus Records for passing up on signing him because they felt he didn’t have a certain look.
Kanye West turned the energy up at Staples Center for a performance of his hit song “Runaway” and decided to follow it up with one of his signature rants to audience members. Yeezy addressed the media and questioned the crowd-goers if they liked to hear him “talk his shit.” Kanye went on to clarify that he’s not Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Richard Pryor and demanded that no one recognize or dismiss him as just another celebrity.
Stat Quo delivers a new music video for his song “Michael” which is featured on his upcoming All This Life Allows(ATLA). The ode to legendary NBA star, Michael Jordan, finds Quo reflecting in the first verse on his appreciation for the legendary player and dropping bars on his infatuation for Michael’s infamous sneaker brand. However, Stat Quo keeps the theme of the song going as he laces the track with lines dedicated to former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson and deceased pop king Michael Jackson.
?uestlove takes the spotlight in Vanity Fair’s latest episode of “The Snob’s Dictionary.” Take a look as ?uestlove speaks on his obsession with music and his key attention to details in music. In fact, the musician embraces the title of a “music snob” and shares his motivation for taking a teaching position over at NYU to spread his vast knowledge. ?uestlove also breaks down the emotion behind Michael Jackson’s “She’s Out Of My Life.”
Timbaland reveals to Revolt TV that he was chosen by L.A. Reid to produce a new Michael Jackson album. The super producer tells the cameras that he’s currently sitting on a bunch of unreleased material and shares that the first single will be titled “Chicago.” Timbo also gives details on a conversation he shared with the “King of Pop” on the phone and is looking forward to delivering something special that true MJ fans can appreciate.
Terrace Martin pays tribute to the king of pop by covering his classic song “Can’t Help It.” Martin delivers the accompanying visual today on what would have been Jackson’s 55 birthday. Check out the footage below to see hear Martin’s smooth rendition of “Can’t Help It” live from the 1500 or Nothin’ studios.