Hear Michael Jackson’s New Song ‘XSCAPE’
By Shannon Carlin
With a little help from Rodney Jerkins, Michael Jackson is back with a brand new song that has him recalling his Dangerous days.
Jackson “woo-hoos” and grunts his way through the song, which reportedly dates back to the recording sessions for Jackson’s final album, Invincible, released in 2001, letting it be known that its his personal life and he can do what he wants.
Don’t miss the electric keyboard shout out to “Black and White” at the 3:35 mark. If only Jerkins recruited Macaulay Culkin to re-create the fake rap he performed for that track. Guess the former child star is too busy singing about pizza.
The song will be featured on the posthumous album, XSCAPE, out May 13, which features never before released tracks along with new takes on songs from Jackson’s archive by several producers, including Timbaland. The record will also reportedly feature guest spots from D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige and Questlove.
A deluxe edition will include Jackson’s sourced recordings in their original form.
Listen to MJ’s title track, “XSCAPE” via MTV, below.