Drake is making a remarkable positive impact with his new album Scorpion, but not everyone is a fan of it all
Last Friday Toronto born rapper Drake finally released his long awaited, highly anticipated record Scorpion. Right now it is blowing up and garnering all kinds of praise from all of the corners of the internet. However, there is one notable person who is not a fan of a particular track on it.
One of the songs on Scorpion, “Don’t Matter to Me” features a vocal contribution from the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Though fans are eagerly eating it up like hotcakes, Jackson’s nephew Austin Brown is not thrilled by the use and manipulation of his deceased uncle’s vocals from a song that was never finished.
Brown, who is the son of Jackson’s sister Rebbie Brown was recently approached by TMZ and asked about his feelings regarding Drake’s use of a sample of his uncle’s vocals from a song that was never finished, to which Brown responded:
“I’m not OK with it. I just feel like, if he didn’t finish it, than you shouldn’t use it. I respect the artist but I just don’t feel like it’s OK to use someone’s vocals… and change them.”
The vocals recorded by Jackson are rumored to have come from a song he was working on in the early 80’s before the release of his iconic breakthrough solo album Thriller that catapulted him to even higher super stardom than he had ever had in his career before practically overnight.
According to Spin however, what is known about the song is that it was co-written by Paul Anka, who also co-wrote Jackson’s hit “Love Never Felt So Good”.
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Watch: Drake feat. Michael Jackson Don’t Matter to Me