FIRST LISTEN: New Michael Jackson Song 'Blue Gangsta'

MTV News shares an exclusive first listen to Michael Jackson's "Blue Gangsta." The song, which is available exclusively now at will appear on the upcoming posthumous King of Pop album, Xscape, and features iconic 'MJ pop magic.'

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XSCAPE is an album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson songs. The album is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson's essence and integrity. It's a process Reid calls "contemporizing." The list of producers include global hitmakers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, and John McClain.

Jackson, who passed away in 2009, was a recording artist, actor, producer, dancer, businessman, and philanthropist. Often referred to by the honorific nickname "The King of Pop",his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

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FIRST LISTEN: New Michael Jackson Song 'Blue Gangsta'