Michael Jackson’s Xscape (Official Credits), ‘Blue Gangsta’ & ‘Do You Know Where Your Children Are’

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Here are the two final Timbaland productions on Michael Jackson’s second posthumous album ‘Xscape’ with ‘Blue Gangsta’ and ‘Do You Know Where Your Children Are’. ‘Blue Gangsta’ goes all-in on the ‘Smooth Criminal/Scream’ persona, featuring Jackson’s trademark pained yelp. It all starts with strings swelling up as a multi-tracked MJ sings ‘Whatcha gonna do/ You ain’t the friend of mine/ Look what you’ve put me through/ Now that I’m the blue gangsta.’ Then shards of Timbaland‘s metallic production slice through, and MJ digs his heels in to wail about being wronged. The Original is produced by Dr. Freeze in 1998.

And ‘Do You Know Where Your Children Are’, a story of a 12-year-old girl who ends up being pimped out on Sunset Boulevard. “She wrote that she is tired of stepdaddy using her, saying that he’ll buy her things, while sexually abusing her,” Jackson sings. Timbaland uses squelchy beats and 80s synths with Michael's dominant lyrics and vocals. The Original tune is produced by Michael Jackson himself in 1987. Let us know what y’all think of the two tunes, and make sure to check out the Official Credits from the album below.

Michael Jackson - Blue Gangsta (14') Michael Jackson - Do You Know Where Your Children Are (14') Michael Jackson - Xscape (Deluxe) (2014) (May 13th)
  1. Love Never Felt So Good (John McClain)
  2. Chicago (Timbaland)
  3. Loving You (Timbaland)
  4. A Place With No Name (Stargate)
  5. Slave To The Rhythm (Timbaland, J-Roc)
  6. Do You Know Where Your Children Are (Timbaland)
  7. Blue Gangsta (Timbaland)    
  8. Xscape (Darkchild)
  9. Love Never Felt So Good (John McClain) (Original) (83')
  10. Chicago (Cory Rooney) (Original) (99')
  11. Loving You (Michael Jackson) (Original) (87')
  12. A Place With No Name (Dr. Freeze) (Original) (98')
  13. Slave To The Rhythm (L.A. Reid, Babyface) (Original) (89')
  14. Do You Know Where Your Children Are (Michael Jackson) (Original) (87')
  15. Blue Gangsta (Dr. Freeze) (Original) (98')
  16. Xscape (Teddy Riley) (Original) (01')
  17. Love Never Felt So Good feat. Justin Timberlake (Timbaland)



  1. The original Do You Know Where Your Children are was an awesome, energetic rocker, which I absolutely loved. I felt that, remade with the right arrangements, it had the potential to be the Beat It of a new generation. Up to this point, I had enjoyed every modernized track off Xscape, but with Do You Know Where Your Children are, Timbaland somehow ruined a could-have-been classic tune. His interpretation of the song doesn't come anywhere close to the original, he butchered it.

  2. LOL @franz morhart! You dont even know what youre talking about! Timbaland is the king! What do you know about music? Are you even a producer? Timbo has been in the game for over two decades kid! HAHAH

  3. Lil Man, so people can't have opinions now? Not everyone feels the way you do, after all, yours is merely an opinion as well.

  4. king of what? he killed Michael song with his primitive vision. Random sound from PC more best than Tombo arr.