Former The Time guitarist Jesse Johnson shared more information on Michael Jackson's Timbaland-produced posthumous album, Xscape. In a Facebook post, he wrote that he's contributed to a song called "H** ** *** *********e" that will also include vocals from D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige, Questlove on drums, Pino Palladino on bass, and Eric Leeds on horns.
And according to The Guardian, the Timbaland-helmed May 13 LP includes a song that may or may not bear the final title "Do You Know Where Your Children Are?" At least, that was the title of an earlier version that surfaced online a couple of years ago. It isn't clear how different the final incarnation will be, but that older track includes the lyric,
"She wrote that she is tired of stepdaddy using her / Saying that he'll buy her things, while sexually abusing her." ' For instance, the lonely and alienated mid-'90s "Stranger In Moscow," was written at the peak of media coverage surrounding the claims in 1993. "Swift and sudden fall from grace," he sings on the slow-paced song.
“Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world,” Reid said in a statement. Xscape is slated for a May 13, 2014 release on Epic Records.
Michael Jackson - Xscape (2014) (May 13th)
- Xscape (Darkchild)
- Slave To The Rhythm (Timbaland)
- H** ** *** *********e (D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Questlove, Pino Palladino, Eric Leeds)