Recently R&B singer Lyfe Jennings did an interview with Grammy: ReImagined where he covered “Human Nature” by the late and great Micheal Jackson. The goal of ReImagined is to link great artist such as Micheal Jackson with current musical artist who are able to put their own spin on iconic Grammy Award winning songs. I just want to give everyone a heads up and say Lyfe does such an amazing job covering “Human Nature”. He actually shocks me with all of the high notes he was able to hit, meanwhile being able to keep his signature soulful sound. This is what Lyfe had to say about covering the song:
It was a song that I hadn’t heard anybody else redo and I felt like I could do it on a guitar”
Lyfe Jennings new album Lucid hits stores next week on October 8th.
With the recent passing of Micheal Jackson’s 55th Birthday, an exclusive interview with Timbaland was released by Revolt TV. When asked about his upcoming projects he revealed that he has a new Micheal Jackson album that should be completed before this year is over. The idea was presented to him by L.A Reid, and it was definitely something he couldn’t deny. Timbaland also revealed that the first single will be a song called “Chicago”. I must admit that a Timbaland and Michael Jackson collaboration is something I never would have expected, but is such a great move and will only build on top of the amazing legacy the King of Pop has left behind.
Check out the interview below:
What do you guys think of Timbaland producing a new Michael Jackson album?
You know, the legal system in America is a thing of wonder. You can have two different people who are found guilty for the same crime but the sentencing can be completely different. According to The Sun, the lawyers of Conrad Murray are looking to get him freed from jail by Christmas. That’s just barely a year of time served for Conrad Murray.
The lawyers are saying that Conrad, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, should be released because the jails of Los Angeles are clogged. They got him moved to a bigger cell because of health reasons, but are now trying to file papers to serve out the remaining time on his four year sentence with community service work. So what do you think? Do Murray’s lawyers have a point and he’s just taking up space that can be best used for more dangerous criminals or should he just serve out his sentence (that’s what I’m feeling)?
And the Jackson family drama continues! But it sounds like more of it is battling against rumors that have appeared over the past few months. This time it’s Janet Jackson‘s turn to clear the air. According to Entertainment Tonight, Janet is speaking out through her lawyers regarding the claims that she asked the Jackson Estate to foot some of her mortgage bill for her Las Vegas home.
According to her lawyer Blair Brown, Janet’s Las Vegas home, which is not a condo, has never even had a mortgage, and she purchased the home outright 10 years ago for her mother Katherine Jackson’s use. Furthermore, Janet has “provided financial support unconditionally to her mother before and after Michael’s death and will continue to do so,” her representative states.
Welp! That takes care of that little story! And in case there is ever any question about how many coins Janet has in her purse, her lawyer also laid that out and made it plain:
As one of the biggest Michael Jackson fans you’ll ever meet, I usually have a problem with Michael Jackson documentaries. Mainly, it’s because people don’t get the clearance from the Jackson Estate to use Michael‘s music, thus filling the whole thing with karaoke quality covers. Well, I’m excited about this one because Spike Lee is such a Michael Jackson fan and he did the work he needed to get clearance. Also, with Bad 25, Spike is using unseen film from Michael‘s personal collection to give us some behind the scenes footage for the recording of Bad, according to The Playlist.
Get the full movie synopsis and see a couple of sneak peek shots, when you continue.
As it seems the Jackson Family drama has come to an end, at least for now, with the return of Katherine Jackson, the discussions about the entire situation continue to go on. I know personally it seemed all out of the blue and extremely volatile within a short period of time. But a lot of people have spoken on the way Paris Jackson allegedly spoke to her aunt Janet Jackson. While visiting with the folks of CBS‘ The Talk, singer Gladys Knight had a few words to share about the whole ordeal.
Being in the spotlight herself, Gladys says she does understand the need to control Paris because, after all, she IS a Jackson and that family is one of the most famous of all celebrity families. They just can’t go around spilling all the tea without any filters. Gladys even steps it up a notch and lets everyone know that if it was HER household, Paris wouldn’t been talking back and cussing to her elders without some repercussions! Check out the clip below: