Epic Records to Release ‘Contemporized’ Michael Jackson Album


Epic Records and the Michael Jackson estate revealed earlier that they will be releasing a new album on behalf of the late star. The postmortem release will be titled, Xscape and is set to be released on May 13.

In a press release that came along with the announcement, the record label says that the eight-track collection will feature tracks that have been “contemporized.”

The head maestro behind the album is super-producer, Timbaland which confirms the hints that he had given last year about working on this project. The collection also features production from Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, and John McClain.

Epic Records head honcho, L.A. Reid reportedly selected the tracks that would be featured on the album and then gave it to the producers working on it. According to the release, the producers then “retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity.”

Epic Records also revealed that they have plans on releasing a deluxe edition of the album which would also include the original version of the tracks.

“Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” Reid said in a statement. “We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”

The name of the album follows Jackson’s tradition of naming his album after a certain track on the record pretty much confirming one of the tracks on it will be “Xscape.” Pre-orders for it will begin on April 1st (tomorrow) on iTunes. Jackson;s last album was 2001’s Invincible.

Justin Timberlake’s “T.K.O.”


Justin Timberlake fans, rejoice, the singer has finally released another new song from his upcoming new album, The 20/20 Experience Part II.  Yesterday, things were buzzing online that the singer would be releasing another new track from the follow-up to this year’s hit, The 20/20 Experience, sometime soon, but as to when that would be exactly, it was unknown.

The buzzing all began when Timberlake took to his Instagram, his favorite mode of releasing information recently, to reveal a teaser of the new song. Like most rumors and teaser, the grand reveal happened late last night when Timberlake gave the world the new track titled, “T.K.O.”

Producer extraordinaire, Timbaland helped with the production of the song as well as some vocals while Timberlake took care of everything else in the a little over seven minute long song.

For now, check out the new song and tell us if it’s a “knock-out” (pun intended).

The 20/20 Experience Part II hit stores on September 30th.