Reason #1: We've all had enough time to forget how poorly Michael Jackson's first posthumous album, Michael, was received.
Released a little more than a year after his death, Michael featured a hodgepodge of songs stuffed onto an album. Epic did call in a handful of credible producers, like Teddy Riley, "Tricky" Stewart, and Akon, to work on the project.
But it was hard to imagine MJ actually cosigning the way the album came out. And while it was cool to hear a song like "Best of Joy," one of the last songs that MJ ever recorded, it was also pretty easy to hear that Michael did not feature MJ's best work. And don't even get us started on all of the conspiracy theories surrounding the album, including the rumors about how some of the vocals didn't actually belong to MJ. Ugh. Let's hope Xscape is nothing like that posthumous album was.
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