New Music: Michael Jackson – ‘Blue Gangsta’

In advance of Tuesday’s release of Xscape, another song off Michael Jackson’s posthumous album has hit the net via MTV. “Blue Gangsta,” which was recorded in 1998 and leaked in 2010, features slick vocals from MJ and a funky string arrangement courtesy of Timbaland.

“What you gonna do? / You ain’t a friend of mine / Look what you’ve put me through / Now that I’m the blue gangsta,” sings the King of Pop.

Xscape features eight previously unreleased songs produced by Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, and John McClain.

The album is already off to a strong start. The first single, “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake, debuts at No. 20 this week, selling 80,000 downloads after only three days on sale.