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First Album Of Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs In Over Three Years To Be Released In May

(AllHipHop News) It is nearly impossible to remove the impact of a man who has sold 1 billion records across the world. Today (March 31st) Epic Records announced that it will be releasing Xscape, the first album featuring unreleased Michael Jackson songs in over three years.

Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid executive produced Xscape and fans will be gifted with eight unreleased songs that were reworked. Timbaland was the lead producer of the album with Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain also making contributions on production. 

The title of the album is drawn from the title of one of the songs on the new disc that was originally written and produced by Michael Jackson himself along with Rodney Jerkins in the studio together. Jerkins “contemporized” his collaboration with Jackson, according to the press release. The song was originally leaked in 2002 and is rumored to have been recorded during the recording sessions for Jackson’s 2001 Invincible album.

This is the compilation of unreleased Michael  Jackson songs since 2010’s Michael, the first album released after Jackson’s death in June 2009.

Xscape will be released in Standard as well as Deluxe editions. The deluxe edition will have the eight unreleased songs in their original form before they were “contemporized”. Both editions will be available for pre-order tomorrow (April 1st) on iTunes.

Xscape will be released to retailers on May 13th.

Check out the leaked version of Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” from 2002:

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  • Dope

    Where did you find that ”one billion records sold” thing.. come on, you’re really getting ridiculous.

    On the other hand, here come conspiracy theorists saying he’s alive and recording.

    • hes alive and recording son! nah mean lol

    • he is, in cuba, with 2pac, partying hard

    • Willie Stewart II

      Yeah, he’s behind the beatles and elvis as the3rd best selling artist of all time and they’ve only done around 600 million. If they wanted to talk him up they could have just talked about thrillers worldwide record sales.

  • Executive

    Aww shit! I hope is sounds organic and not like some nu remix type of bull!

    • MrNoName2K

      yea im thinkin the same thing

  • La’shaun Saint Claire

    great album cover…

  • Realist4200

    “First album in over 3 years.” – People act like 3 years between albums is a long wait, like generations have passed since the last offering. Meanwhile, early recordings of Detox are in the beginning stages of fossilization.

    • TruthSerum

      This generation has A.D.D to a ridiculous degree, 3 years is a decade for them

  • MrNoName2K

    ima definitely see what its about..

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  • PL

    Is this really new Michael Jackson or more Jason Malachi?

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  • The Legendary Troll

    Michael Jackson was truly an artist of his own kind. He didnt make music that sounds like anything else out. He truly embraced his individualism.

    • Soulgasm

      Say word…

  • Immortal

    Is he going to be the Tupac of pop? Dude has had more stuff come out after he died…. I liked Mike in the 70’s and 80’s, but someone is making a killing off him no pun intended.

  • Willie Stewart II

    I’m not too thrilled about Sony pimpin out Michael Jackson’s unreleased catalog and I’ve been a Michael Jackson fan my whole life.

    @Immortal To answer your question. No. Pac wrote a bunch of shit while he was in jail and recorded it when he got out. he died before he had a chance to release it but a lot of it was still quality stuff. Most of Michael Jackson’s unreleased material are songs that never made the cut on a Michael Jackson album because they didn’t live up to the standards that he set for his music. He never wanted a lot of these songs to see the light of day but labels are always looking for that next dollar.

    There are some exceptions like that behind the mask song on the Michael album. That song was supposed to be on thriller but they couldn’t clear the rights to use the song. A lot of the shit we’re going to be hearing is just throw-a-way tracks though and Sony is gonna try to stretch that shit out for years with wack ass features n shit.

    They might try to market it to us as a Michael Jackson album but it’s never gonna live up to our expectations because Michael was always on point with his shit.

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  • InspectorGadget80

    The sound sucks. Doesn’t even sound like MJ music any more.