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Is This the Voice of Michael Jackson or an Impostor?

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When it comes to the Jackson family, someone always wants to be starting something. They've got to be starting something. And this time, Tito's son TJ is alleging that Michael's newest single, "Breaking News," doesn't feature the vocals of the King of Pop himself.

Leading off the posthumous album Michael, due from Sony Music on December 12, the single features blips of news anchors reporting stories about MJ and returns to the singer's well-tread motif of "overly scrutinized media sensation who just wants to be left alone." As well as more third-person references this side of Ricky Henderson.

But TJ Jackson isn't buying it. Furious over the fraud he believes was perpetrated by Sony's greed, he posted a series of rants on his Twitter account:

There's many MJ vocal impersonators. Some better than others. But there is only ONE Michael Jackson. Deceptively merging shady vocals with MJ samples (from prior MJ records) will never fool me. Why they would ignore the obvious, look the other way and rush a suspicious track that was NEVER on my Uncle's radar is beyond me. I'm disgusted, disappointed and saddened. And before the media starts to smear our name, just remember we are COMMITTED (as our Uncle Michael always knew) to protect his name and his amazing legacy he worked his whole life for. We have nothing to gain and we know they will try to drag our name through the mud. But we know how much he valued his legacy and his fans. And cheating either is unacceptable. "Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons"

As for the impersonator/impostor, TJ wages a guess:

Sounds like Jason Malachi to me too. The vibrato is a dead give away that it's not my uncle. Fans, I am so sorry you were put through this.

And according to Gizmodo, TJ's brother Taryll echoed TJ's sentiments. He said that there are "songs that are my uncle singing on the upcoming album and I will support those 100%...But I will not support Breaking News and a few others because it simply is not him."

Sony stands by the single, saying they have "complete confidence in the results of our extensive research, as well as the accounts of those who were in the studio with Michael, that the vocals on the new album are his own."

So what do you think? Is it really him?

Give the track a listen and, in the meantime, I'll be thumbing through the seventeen LPs that Tupac released after his death.

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