Michael Jackson‘s much anticipated posthumous release XSCAPE is finally upon us, chock full of contemporary reworks of vocal demos that were originally recorded between 1983-1999. A project that was spearheaded by LA Reid and Timbaland, has finally made its way to the masses. We’ve already been gifted two-step anthems like the Justin Timberlake– assisted “Love Never Felt So Good” and the brooding heat of “Chicago”, but after yesterday’s, we’ve got a full stream of the album via Spotify.
Though the stream spent much of its inaugural day on the fritz — with virtually all of its “contemporized” tracks blocked in the states — the problem seem to have been resolved. And while there’s plenty to take in — especially with all of those glistening OG cuts– criminally absent from the project is that D’Angelo, Questlove, Mary J. Blige and Jesse Johnson collaboration we’re sure most of you were looking forward to (seems like JJ really jumped the gun on that one. ) However, even if you’re not into all of the Timbo reworks, there’s plenty here for the seasoned MJ Stan to take in (like the Timberlake-less version of “Love Never Felt So Good.” ) Stream the posthumous Michael Jackson record XSCAPE below and be sure to cop via iTunes today. You can watch the jump-off visuals for JT and MJ’s duet below as well.