What’s the best song on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’? (poll)

It’s been 28 years since Michael Jackson won Best Male Artist and Best Album Of The Year (for “Bad”) at the NAACP 21st Image Awards. The album was the very first album from a single artist to  produce a record five Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, and was the recipient of six Grammy Award Nominations.

“Speed Demon”, “Another Part Of Me”, and “Leave Me Alone” are songs that can addict the ears of a music groupie for sure. There are also those classics such as “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Smooth Criminal”.

But are they the best songs on the entire album? Weigh in you thoughts below and let us know what’s the best song on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’! You’ll be surprised to see what other people are thinking.

 

What’s the best song on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’? (poll)

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New Music: Wale – ‘My P.Y.T’

Calling all pretty young things. Wale is back to serenade the ladies on his new single “My P.Y.T,” which pays homage to Michael Jackson’s Thriller classic. In addition to borrowing lyrics from the King of Pop, the self-proclaimed “James Bond ni**a” crowns his queen and promises to be the only man she needs.

“I wanna love you, pretty young thing / You need some lovin’ from a real one,” he sings on The Dope Boyz-produced track.

The day he wrote the record, he met MJ’s mother, Katherine Jackson. “It inspired me so much that it was pretty much all I could think about in the studio later that night,” Wale told EW. “I wanted to pay homage to the legend that is Michael in some way, and the chorus popped into my head and just felt right with the music. It’s just one of those songs that’s been omnipresent in my life since I was a kid.”

The D.C. spitter has been in the studio working on his fifth album SHINE (Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy), the follow-up to 2015’s The Album About Nothing, due this fall.

“This is my first upbeat, ‘for the clubs’ record in years,” he added. “I’m coming back with an album of straight hits.”

http://www.rap-up.com/2016/05/19/new-music-wale-my-pyt/

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Timbaland Wins Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson’s Song ‘Chicago’

Timbaland won a legal battle against a songwriter who claims he stole his song and used it for a Michael Jackson posthumous project.

According to Jasmine BRAND, a musician named Sidney Swanson filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against MJJ Productions, which oversees all of the late King of Pop’s music, as well as Timbaland and Sony Music.

In his suit, Swanson claims that he released a song titled “On the Move” back in 2002 and accused Timbaland of stealing it for the song “Chicago,” which appears on Michael Jackson’s posthumous 2014 album, Xscape.

Swanson was seeking damages for the copyright infringement along with an injunction against MJJ Productions, Timbaland and Sony from distributing the song.

The veteran hitmaker countersued and denied all the allegations that he stole Swanson’s tune. Timbo insists that he created the “Chicago” track by himself and since the musician doesn’t own a valid copyright to his 2002 song, he can’t sue for infringement.

On March 24, Swanson filed documents to dismiss his lawsuit and agreed to not seek monies from Timbaland and the other parties involved for his court fees. Furthermore, Swanson was not paid by anyone to drop the case.

Attorneys for Timbaland had no comment on the matter.

 http://theboombox.com/timbaland-wins-lawsuit-michael-jacksons-song-chicago/?trackback=tsmclip

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Top 10 Moments When Other Musicians Reference Michael Jackson

We all know that Michael Jackson was loved by many people around the globe, but what about his fellow peers? While aimlessly skipping through tracks on my Spotify playlist, I came across several instances where Michael’s name happened to be dropped! Have you ever caught it? I’m sure you have once or twice, but here’s my top 10 favorite reference songs from modern day music.

10. Ja Rule feat Jennifer Lopez- Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix) [2005]

Album: Exodus

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“I’m the rule in the shot call/ Off The Wall/Like MJ in his early days/It’s the Inc. and Lopez now”

9. Musiq Soulchild – L’ Is Gone [2000]

Album: Aijuswanaseing

“So see me tonight /All the while I’m hoping that she would inhale /So I could be like Michael Jackson and enjoy myself”

8. Travis Barker feat Beanie Sigel & Bun B, Kobe – Just Chill [2011]

Album: Give The Drummer Some

“Mike Jack missing/ The glove glisten/The moon walk thriller theme/The jacket 100 zippers”

7. Usher- U- Turn [2002]

Album: 8701

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“In the 80s/Fresh was the talk /MJ had everybody doing the moonwalk”

6. Jay-Z feat Kanye West- Welcome To The Jungle [2011]

Album: Watch The Throne

“I’m a tortured soul/I live in disguise/Rest in peace to the leader of the Jackson 5”

5. Justice- D.A.N.C.E. [2007]

Album: Cross

“You were such a P.Y.T pretty youg thing /Catching all the lights /Just easy as A.B.C /That’s how you make it right”

4. R. Kelly- Number One [2010]

Album:  Love Letter

“You are my Elvis and Priscilla/My Michael Jackson Thriller”

3. Kendrick Lamar- Mortal Man [2015]

Album: To Pimp A Butterfly

“How many leaders you said you needed then left ‘em for dead/Is it Moses, is it Huey Newton or Detroit Red/Is it Martin Luther, JFK, shoot or you assassin/Is it Jackie, is it Jesse/Oh I know, it’s Michael Jackson, oh”

2. Janet Jackson feat J.Cole- No Sl33p [2015]

Album: Unbreakable

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J.Cole Verse:

“For the moment this adrenaline, got me feeling like a kid again/Butterflies like MJ, had to fit it in/My schedule, check the bezel, gotta escape by six/Damn, how’d it get so late so quick”

1. Drake- Over [2010]

Album: Thank Me Later

“‘Bout to go Thriller Mike Jackson on these ni*gas/All I need is a f*cking red jacket with some zippers”

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Michael Jackson’s Estate To Handle Quincy Jones’ Lawsuit In Court This Summer

A pending $10 million lawsuit concerning Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson’s estate will head to trial this summer (June 15), The Hollywood Reporter states.

READ: Showtime Releases Trailer For Michael Jackson Documentary

The suit was filed by Jones against Sony Entertainment and MJJ Productions in October 2013 after the famed producer/executive claimed the entities remixed a few master recordings done by Jones, but without his permission.

The action reportedly prohibited the industry veteran from making a “backend profit” on melodies from 2009’s This Is It movie/soundtrack and the 25th anniversary revamp of Bad, the site reports.

Jones’ defense team also states that MJJ Productions, which partly controls Michael Jackson’s estate, violated their contract when they permitted outer parties to rework a few of the King of Pop’s melodies, and “without first providing a reasonable opportunity to Jones to perform such remixes and/or re-edits.”

The suit was initially made public in October 2013.

 

http://www.vibe.com/2016/02/michael-jacksons-estate-quincy-jones-lawsuit/

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From Usher to “Scream”: We Spoke to Jimmy Jam About the Greatest Shit He’s Ever Made

Here’s a wonderful article I found from Noisy Vice News!! Check it out:

This article originally appeared on Noisey UK. 

A great producer is like a really great wing buddy: They accentuate all your best points and they make other people love you. They’ll pay you compliments when you need them, and the truth when you don’t. And if we take this hastily-constructed analogy as gospel, then Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis would truly make the world’s greatest wingmen. They could get you laid at a Toploader gig.

The legendary songwriting and production duo’s roll call reads like who’s who of Grammy-brandishing alumni, and in their 30-plus years in the game they’ve worked with (amongst others): Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Prince, Luther Vandross, Usher, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Shaggy, Gwen Stefani, TLC, and Kanye West. Basically, all the artists you bang on at 6 AM at a house party once everyone is too tired and too fucked to keep pretending that they truly enjoy PC Music, and everyone just wants soothing classics. Hell, they even worked with 5ive once, but the less said about that the better.

Anyway, Jam and Lewis recently went back into the studio with Janet Jackson to record her Unbreakable record, so we got to sit down for an hour with Jimmy Jam himself to chat about some of the most memorable shit he’s ever contributed to; a task that, due to the breadth of what his golden fingers have touched, he says is “basically impossible.” Still, he tried, and this is what came out of it.

JANET JACKSON AND MICHAEL JACKSON – “SCREAM” (1995)

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Jimmy: Michael had told us he wanted to do a song with Janet, so she came to the studio and we came up with five or six ideas to take to him, one of which would become “Scream.”

Michael comes into the studio that day very quietly, wearing a bunch of bangles, jewelry and hard shoes – all the things you’re not supposed to have in a studio. He’s all timid, very quiet, and says [Jimmy affects a perfect Michael voice], “Go ahead, play it from the top.”  Straight away he turned into some sort of Tasmanian devil; dancing all around the studio, clapping, snapping, stomping his feet. Normally you’d say something like, “Hey, you gotta stay on the mic.”  But we were just were like, “We’re just gonna watch this while you do your thing.” Janet—who was supposed to be recording her vocal the same day—saw this, turned to me and said, “Erm, I think I’ll do my vocal down in Minneapolis.”

I’d never seen anything like it before. I’ve never seen anything like it since. Over the years I’ve had some wonderful and moving studio experiences, but there was an earthquake in New York that day, and it was Michael. The force of Michael. He had just got married to Lisa-Marie Presley at that point. We asked her what brought them together, besides the fact they had showbiz in common, famous families and everything. She said he was the kindest person she’d ever met. That really struck me because that’s exactly what I thought about him too.

To read the entire article, click the link below

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/legendary-producer-jimmy-jam-talks-us-through-the-greatest-shit-hes-ever-made?utm_source=noiseytwitterus

 

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Michael Jackson Loved Toni Braxton’s ‘Breathe Again’

Recently ‘Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart’ biopic turned out to be Lifetime Network’s top-rated show in its debut, getting 3.6 million viewers on its debut show last Saturday. But did you know the King Of Pop (Michael Jackson) loved Toni’s 1993 single Breathe Again? Here’s what she had to say in a 2009 interview with Lime Magazine.

How did you feel when you heard about the death of Michael Jackson?

Gosh it was very surreal to me, I heard about his passing before the press did because I’m with AEG and so was Michael Jackson. When I found out I didn’t believe it because I’m a huge fan. I remember when I first met him; he came over to me which was a really big deal. We were at a charity ball (Carousel Of Hope 2000) and he came over to me and said, ‘Toni Braxton, oh my God I love you. Your voice is so incredible, so androgynous – it’s so unique. Breathe Again is my favorite song, let’s take a picture together.’ Of course I was like, ‘It’s Michael Jackson!’ Years later he called me on my phone and introduced himself but I was like, ‘Yeah right please like that’s Michael Jackson’ and put down the phone! Then his assistant called and was like, ‘No seriously Toni – it’s Michael Jackson’, when he called back I was like ‘Michael I’m so, so sorry’ and he said: ‘Everyone does that, I’m used to it!’

 Toni Braxton’s ‘Breathe Again’

WAY TO GO TONI!

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Spike Lee Announces Documentary Trilogy

Spike Lee recently did an interview with Michael Strahan on GMA. He talked about his new documentary for Michael titled – Michael Jackson Journey from Motown to Off the Wall . It shows some pretty interesting behind the scenes footage, and also high definition clips from the Triumph Tour. A  concert tour by the Jacksons, covering the United States from July 8 to September 26, 1981. Lee explains, that he’s ‘blessed’ to be able to finish the trilogy of Jackson/Jones (Quincy) albums which ends with Michael’s 1982 album Thriller.

** Spike Lee has already produced a documentary titled – Bad25 which aired September 18, 2012

But if you wanted him to continue his documentary journey, which would be your album of choice? Vote Below!!!

Listen to what Spike has to say about the new project below:

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