Digital Cover: The Making Of Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Album

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Michael Jackson’s posthumous Xscape album is truly a treat.

Out tomorrow (May 13), the nostalgic-yet-modern LP unites the likes of Timbaland, Stargate, Rodney Jerkins and Justin Timberlake to update unreleased tracks from the MJ archives.

To celebrate the release, VIBE unearths an art piece commissioned to Mr. Brainwash for the album cover—one that was ultimately not chosen for the final project—and rounds up the album collaborators for an in-depth making-of piece.

Remember the times with us. And let the King of Pop rock your world once more. —John Kennedy

- The Making Of: An Oral History Of Michael Jackson’s Xscape Album
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Stream: Michael Jackson, “Xscape”