Multi-award winning legendary pop icon, Michael Jackson, is out with new music in a guest appearance on the keenly awaited new album by rapper, Drake.
Almost a decade after his death, the late King of Pop appeared in a song on “Scorpion”, the 5th studio album by the Toronto hip-hop star who pulled another surprise by using the release to come clean about his secret child.
The Young Money rapper, Drake, whose sensibility for catchy beats has made him one of the top-selling artists of recent years, the 25-track album that came out Friday sprawls defiantly as if resisting the traditional confines of records.
Yet Drake loosely divides Scorpion in two – a first “side” in which he hones his rap skills and a second, more unexpected half in which Drake branches further into pop.
“Don’t Matter To Me”, the song with Jackson, belongs firmly to Drake’s pop mode.
The 31-year-old proves his bona fides as a singer, his piercing rap delivery giving way to a full-textured silkiness that complements Jackson’s higher ranges.
A dreamy mid-tempo track driven by a synthesized R&B bass, Don’t Matter To Me is in line with the adult output of Jackson, whose distinct voice is heard on the chorus.
“All of a sudden you say you don’t want me no more / All of a sudden you say that I closed the door / It don’t matter to me,” Jackson sings.
Drake revealed nothing about the song’s genesis.