To be honest, we were surprised at how much we liked some of the songs from Michael Jackson’s latest posthumous album, Xscape. However, a Michael Jackson album without Michael Jackson still doesn’t feel quite right.
Quincy Jones, as the producer behind MJs biggest albums like Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad, isn’t afraid to speak his mind regarding Michael and his legacy.
When asked about Xscape, Jones kept it real:
“They’re trying to make money,” he said to CBC. “And I understand it. Everybody’s after money. The estate. The lawyers. It’s about money.” When asked whether the music bothered him, he said, “Yeah. But it’s not my business anymore. Ain’t none of our business.”
As per Billboard, Quincy Jones recently filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit regarding Jackson’s posthumous projects. He alleges that master recordings he worked on with Michael were wrongfully edited and remixed, then released without credit, resulting in lost royalties.