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Michael Jackson posthumous new album!!

All start whit John Branca, Michael Jackson’s adviser and lawyer, saying ‘yes‘ to L.A. Reid, the chairman and CEO of Epic Records (“the house that Thriller built,” as Reid calls it)  to an posthumous Michael Jackson’s Album.

This album, “Xscape,” which comes out May 13, is eight tracks of Jackson vocals, set to new music from Timbaland and J-Roc, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain, the former A&M Records executive who is co-executor of the Jackson estate with Branca. The originals they worked with, were recorded from 1983 to 1999, the period just after Thriller to just before InvincibleThe finished songs are not remixes. Reid chose a riskier path, charging each of his producers to create what are essentially new songs based only on Jackson’s vocal tracks.

At first, Reid says, “I had no idea what was in the Michael Jackson vaults.” But he says this now with a smile, and the confidence that comes with pursuing an unorthodox strategy and creating something no one believed possible – an album that deserves to be discussed in the context of the remarkable music that Jackson made from Off the Wall in 1979 to Invincible in 2001.

When first listening to the source material “You can hear [Jackson’s] foot in the booth when he’s singing, and his fingers snapping,” says Jerkins. “It was all raw, it was real. It wasn’t like, ‘Take the snaps out, take the stomps out.’ No – it’s real. It’s him in the booth, and he’s feeling what he’s doing.”

THE XSCAPE TEAM: TIMBALAND, L.A. REID, RODNEY JERKINS, J-ROC 

Michael Jackson's Xscape TeamPhoto: Austin Hargrave

Via Source billboard.com

 

Justin Timberlake Announces New Music

If you haven’t already heard the news, Justin Timberlake has confirmed that he will be once again bringing sexy back  with the release of a new track on Monday, rumoured to be titled ‘Suit & Tie’. The song is also rumoured to feature Jay Z and Beyonce and to be produced by Timbaland.

Timberlake’s last album, ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ was released back in 2006 but during his time off he has still managed to stay incredibly busy. Since then he has featured on, co written and produced tracks for other artists such as Madonna and Duran Duran, featured in blockbuster movies, endorsed major companies and brands and got married just to name a few.

Time will only tell what direction Timberlake will take with his new album. But one thing is for sure, we will definitely be hearing his new music in clubs regardless of whether they be R&B or dance tracks.