Michael Jackson is the definition of iconic. So depicting the King of Pop on his stellar second posthumous LP, Xscape, was a task reserved for the heavyweights. Legendary visual artist Mr. Brainwash answered the call, and while his painting/stenciled portrayal was not chosen as the final album artwork, it's now revived as VIBE's digital cover, celebrating Michael's everlasting music.
In the above clip, Mr. Brainwash talks creating the Michael Jackson piece, and reflects on memories with MJ. —John Kennedy