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“New [Jackson track]? Either the King of Pop is on a mission to reclaim his throne, or some other smooth criminal is pulling a fast one. Pittsburgh’s 96.1 KISS FM claims they have a new song from Michael Jackson called ‘Mamacita,’ where the Gloved One rocks out―sometimes in Spanish! Que’ ridiculo! TMZ couldn’t confirm with Michael’s rep if the new track is authentic, but [Jackson] hasn’t released an original song in years and is overdue for a comeback―like some other pop stars we know!” ― TMZ, September 6, 2007

http://www.tmz.com/2007/09/06/new-jacko-tracko/

“Update: Raymone Bain, Jackson’s power publicist, called us back. She told us that Mr. Jackson has ‘not released any new material’ and as far as she knows this is not his song. She says it is a ‘smooth criminal pulling a fast one!'” ― TMZ, September 6, 2007

http://www.tmz.com/2007/09/06/new-jacko-tracko/

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“While staying in New York for the Italian Vogue [photoshoot], Michael Jackson and his three children went to see the musical ‘The Lion King’ at the Minskoff Theatre on Sunday (September 13th). They also visited the cast backstage. […] Michael introduced his kids Paris, Prince, and Blanket to the cast before taking pictures.” ― MJFC, September 20, 2007

http://tinyurl.com/7ak9l7g

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“New [Jackson track]―done by a white guy! Believe it or not, this is the guy who fooled everybody into thinking that [‘Mamacita’] was MJ’s latest, including a Pittsburgh radio station and pretty much anyone who heard it. His name is Jason Malachi, an Italian American guy from Silver Spring, MD, who just happens to sound exactly like Michael Jackson. On his MySpace page, he’s got three or four tracks available for listening, and let’s just say they’re all heavily influenced by [Jackson], breathy falsetto and all.” ― TMZ, September 21, 2007

http://www.tmz.com/2007/09/21/new-jacko-tracko-done-by-a-white-guy/

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“Hello, my name is Jason Malachi and I’m an aspiring pop artist. I am a fourth generation Italian American. I was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. […] Music is my passion and without it, I would lack an identity.” ― Jason Malachi, September 2007

http://www.last.fm/music/Jason+Malachi/+wiki?ver=1

“While growing up I listened and watched such artists as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, James Brown, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. These artists influenced me greatly. I was also captivated by the break dance era and couldn’t resist the temptation of breaking out a cardboard box. I was about five years old when I started break dancing. Nothing caught my attention more than watching this anti-gravity like man sliding across stages worldwide. This man by the name of Michael Jackson was like nobody I had ever seen before. He was like a versatile mixture of all my favorite artists.” ― Jason Malachi, September 2007

http://www.last.fm/music/Jason+Malachi/+wiki?ver=1

“I became more involved in [Michael Jackson’s] background and discovered for myself a whole new era of music: Motown. Artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder hooked me on the Motown sound. The Motown sound helped to better enhance the depth of my musical style, but overall, nobody has influenced me more than Michael Jackson. I later became influenced by more contemporary artists such as Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, ‘N Sync and R. Kelly. I am also consumed in and inspired by the whole hip-hop culture.” ― Jason Malachi, September 2007

http://www.last.fm/music/Jason+Malachi/+wiki?ver=1

“I sing, dance, write, choreograph, act and I love performing live. […] I have performed in cities such as New York, Miami, LA, Oakland and of course locally in the DC metropolitan area. I enjoy doing karaoke, but aside from the stage, there is no place I would rather be than in the studio. I really love the level of creativity that can be reached while in the studio atmosphere. I feel that my best writing occurs when I am alone; however, I do enjoy collaborative work. I also feel that there is always room for improvement.” ― Jason Malachi, September 2007

http://www.last.fm/music/Jason+Malachi/+wiki?ver=1

“I have worked with producers such as Damon Sharpe (Damon Sharpe Music), Tony Kurtis (Da Platinum House), Pop, Eddy Jenkins (Midas Touch), Eugene Hanes (Divine Mill), Big Dog Productions, Paul Minor, Yewmon Byers (East Cost Studios), Qadir Sumler (Heavy Drama Music), Ken Olden and Issa (Blackhouse Entertainment), Chris Biondo and Lenny Williams. Each of these producers, unique in their own right, have taught me a lot of what I know today.” ― Jason Malachi, September 2007

http://www.last.fm/music/Jason+Malachi/+wiki?ver=1

“I am very persistent and I work extremely hard at what I want to accomplish. I have an influential, yet original sound and style. I always welcome criticism whether it is positive, negative or constructive. I am confident with my talents, yet I am exceedingly grateful. I always strive for perfection and pray for the very best.” ― Jason Malachi, September 2007

http://www.last.fm/music/Jason+Malachi/+wiki?ver=1

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“Michael Jackson made a suprise visit to Jesse Jackson’s birthday party last night. He stopped for photographers and even sung happy birthday to Jesse on the red carpet. We miss you, Michael!” ― ONTD, November 9, 2007

http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/17313501.html

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“It’s Jason Malachi [who recorded ‘Mamacita’]. I actually went to middle school and high school with this guy. His real name is Jason Cupeta and he’s from Gaithersburg, MD. As long as I had known this guy he was obsessed with Michael Jackson: listened to him, sang him, danced him… channeled him. He took a lot of shit sometimes for it, but he didn’t care. He’s a really nice guy, too.” ― Antonio “FortyCaliber,” November 18, 2007

http://digg.com/news/story/Mamacita_Jason_Malachi_or_Michael_Jackson

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“Michael Jackson, homless and drifting […] spent the last three months living in Franklin Lakes, NJ, in a family’s private home, trying to be normal. Sources―not anyone from the actual family―have confirmed for me that Jackson showed up on the doorstep of Dominick and Connie Cascio in mid-August and stayed until the day he left for Los Angeles and Jesse Jackson’s birthday party around Nov. 7. Jackson has had a long association with the Cascios. He met Dominick in the mid-’80s when the latter worked for the Helmsley Palace Hotel. Jackson immediately became fast friends with the Cascios, staying in their home and adopting them as his surrogate family. Frank Cascio, now known as Frank Tyson, the eldest of five children, worked for Jackson [as an assistant] starting when he was 18. […] According to insiders, Jackson—after being booted from his Las Vegas digs last spring—first relocated to the Northern Virginia area at the behest of his Washington, DC-based publicist/manager Raymone Bain. But by mid-August he’d had enough, and escaped Bain’s control. He arrived in Franklin Lakes with his three kids, a tutor and security. […] For the three months, the Cascios simply absorbed the Jackson contingent into their home and daily life.” ― Roger Friedman, Novemeber 19, 2007

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312120,00.html

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“Jason Malachi has finally released his album [titled ‘Revelation’]. I know a lot of people do not like the man, but he’s a [Michael Jackson] fan just like the rest of us, and his music is very good in my opinion. The CD is actually very nice. You can order the tracks from his MySpace page or from http://www.JasonMalachi.net. He sounds like Michael’s twin on most of the songs. He’ll never be Michael, of course. But his voice sounds closer to Michael than anyone else I’ve ever heard.” ― Jason Malachi (disguised as “Undiscovered”), May 31, 2008

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“Jason told me the other day that Michael Jackson likes his songs. Jason even has the King of Pop’s approval.” ― Jason Malachi, May 31, 2008

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“Jason and I are closer than you might think. Michael said, ‘Wow… that’s eerie,’ when he first heard ‘Let Me Let Go.’ He was impressed. ― Jason Malachi, May 31, 2008

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“Wow. You guys are really hard on this ‘Jason Malachi.’ The man happens to be blessed with a voice identical to MJ and he chooses to share his gift with the world. I think he’s one hell of a guy, as well.” ― Jason Malachi, June 3, 2008

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“I was always that one guy who was allegedly ‘obsessed’ with Michael Jackson. All through middle and high school, I sang and danced like him. I studied every gesture, every dance move, every vocal, every grunt… hell, even every ‘hee-hee.’ I caught a lot of flack for it, but I didn’t care. I’m 28-years-old now, and let’s just say that Michael Jackson is still a huge part of my life.” ― Jason Malachi, June 3, 2008

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“I’m not allowed to reveal the details yet, but I have met Michael. […] I can’t come forward with anything yet, but I will when I’m allowed to and things will make a lot of sense.” ― Jason Malachi, June 6, 2008

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“My favorite male singer aside from the King of Pop? I’m gonna roll with Jason Malachi.” ― Jason Malachi, June 15, 2008

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“I have my share of influences just like the next guy. James Brown was not a ‘singer’ really, but his way of shouting was very expressive. I also enjoy Mr. Jackie Wilson, the soulful sounds of Boyz II Men (they’re awesome), and the falsetto of Smokey Robinson. Smokey is almost in his 70s, and he still sounds exactly the same as he did when he was 19. I pray that I can maintain my gift for that long.” ― Jason Malachi, June 15, 2008

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“Michael has such a unique voice. I actually always sounded like Michael. Even when I was younger, I sounded like him when he was in the Jackson 5. Ironically, even after my voice broke and changed, I suddenly sounded like the adult Michael Jackson! Michael Jackson’s voice (and overall style) has influenced legions of fans.” ― Jason Malachi, June 24, 2008

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“Just to let the fans know, Michael is aware of the Malachi phenomenon. There have been rumors that he is behind the whole thing, and there have been rumors that he and I are in ‘cahoots’ with each other. I can’t come out and say what is going on, but when the time is right, I will. Things are really ‘hush, hush’ when you’re involved with the King of Pop.” ― Jason Malchi, June 26, 2008

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“By the way, thank you all for being supportive on this forum. I’m more likely to respond on this site rather than on Facebook or MySpace because I almost always get stupid messages like ‘Quit copying Michael Jackson, idiot!’ or ‘I hate you, loser!’ Since I’ve joined this site, and the MJJ Community, fans have been a lot more respectful, and it’s always a blessing to discuss Michael Jackson with other fans.” ― Jason Malchi, June 26, 2008

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“Leaks are a mixed blessing. They generate a buzz, but it happens when you least expect it and it’s hard to locate the source who leaked it. For example, ‘Mamacita’ was not intended to be leaked. But someone leaked it and it generated a lot of publicity, and people thought it was a new Michael Jackson song, and it wasn’t. It just goes to show that you can’t trust anyone in the record business, really.” ― Jason Malachi, June 30, 2008

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“I may be doing something with MJ in the future. At the moment, it’s kind of up in the air, but I’ll keep you posted.” ― Jason Malachi, August 26, 2008

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“Looking back, I firmly believe that the ‘grit’ was a tool Michael developed to survive his voice change. We all know that when a male singer’s voice changes, it normally brings the death of their career. (Look at Tevin Campbell.) But Michael was very scientific about it, and used it to create his signature sound. When you hear hiccups, grunting, or ‘hee-hee,’ you automatically know it’s Michael Jackson.” ― Jason Malachi, August 29, 2008

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“I’ve been trying to imitate those gorgeous harmonies since I was 13. I may come close at times, but no one does it like Michael Jackson.” ― Jason Malachi, September 9, 2008

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“Jason Malachi just might be opening up for MJ during his tour at the O2 Arena in London… will keep you posted.” ― Jason Malachi, April 20, 2009

http://i.imgur.com/6H8C7.jpg

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“We’ve just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50. Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. […] A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. A cardiologist at UCLA tells TMZ Jackson died of cardiac arrest.” ― TMZ, June 25, 2009

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest/

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“A Los Angeles probate judge appointed John Branca and John McClain as special administrators of Michael’s estate. The judge felt that Michael’s 2002 will should be controlling. […] During the court hearing the lawyer for the co-executors said he has a letter from Michael Jackson stating he wanted Branca to be in control of his affairs. The letter was dated June 17, 2009, eight days before Michael died.” ― MJFC, July 7, 2009

http://www.mjfanclub.net/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2147

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“A film based around Michael Jackson’s rehearsals for his proposed London O2 Arena residency has been given a release date. The film, called ‘This Is It’ after the title for the run of shows, will be shown in cinemas around the world from October 28. Filmmakers are using hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage from the singer’s preparations for the shows. Most of the footage comes from rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Jackson’s memorial service was held, though it will also feature interviews with the singer’s friends and collaborators.” ― NME, August 11, 2009

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/46623

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“You can now preview my new album ‘Critical’ from my Nimbit store [located] right beneath my bio. Please tell me what you think and let me know what your favorite song is! I love all of you! The album will be for sale on January 19th, 2010!” ― Jason Malachi, December 31, 2009

http://i.imgur.com/EkV0Q.jpg

“I’ll be performing at the Endzone Lounge in Gaithersburg on Feb. 6th at 9pm as a guest performer. Come on out and get an exclusive autographed copy of my new album, ‘Critical’!” ― Jason Malachi, January 25, 2010

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“To all my loyal fans, please be patient; we are making some final adjustments and will be releasing ‘Critical’ soon. Stay tuned for more details. Thanks!” ― Jason Malachi, January 25, 2010

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“Unfortunately, due to the snow storm this weekend, the show at the Endzone Lounge will be rescheduled. The promoter advised that it will be sometime in the near futuer, so I will keep everybody posted!” ― Jason Malachi, February 4, 2010

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“I’ll be back in the U.S. March 1st. Just enjoying my break.” ― Jason Malachi, February 20, 2010

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“We finally have rescheduled my show that got snowed out. It will be on April 17th at the Endzone Lounge in Gaithersburg, MD, at 9pm. And to all those people on YouTube who think I don’t exist, why don’t you come also to see me perform live in person! You’ll be in for a nice surprise!” ― Jason Malachi, March 7, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/vyHku.png

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“Nine months after Michael Jackson’s death, his estate has signed one of the biggest recording contracts in history, giving Sony, Mr. Jackson’s longtime label, the rights to sell his back catalog and draw on a large vault of unheard recordings. The deal, for about 10 [projects] through 2017, will guarantee the Jackson estate up to $250 million in advances and other payments and offer an especially high royalty rate for sales both inside and outside the United States […] It also allows Sony and the estate to collaborate on a wide range of lucrative licensing arrangements, like the use of Jackson music for films, television and stage shows and lines of memorabilia that will be limited only by the imagination of the estate and the demand of a hungry worldwide market.” ― The New York Times, March 15, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/arts/music/16jackson.html

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“Check out Malachi live at the Endzone Lounge in Gaithersburg, MD, on April 17th at 9pm. Get a signed pre-release copy of ‘Critical.'” ― Jason Malachi, March 18, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonMalachiDTA

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“Submitted track to Eric and Ziggy for Mariah Carey to consider. Track was originally written for the legendary King of Pop, Mr. Michael Jackson.” ― Thaddeus Nauden (Jason Malachi’s manager), March 18, 2010

http://stagerecordingspublishing.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-05-12T01:57:00-07:00

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“Bombshell exclusive: Michael Jackson recorded a whole new album of material in the fall of 2007. The information about the album was only recently revealed by sources close to the late pop star. Readers of my old column will recall that I reported on November 19, 2007 that Jackson spent three months with the Cascio family in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey after decamping from a Northern Virginia home he’d been renting courtesy of then manager Raymone Bain. Jackson, his kids, nanny and tutor landed on the Cascio doorstep at the end of the summer of 2007 and stayed until November 7th. During that time Michael was not idle, as some thought. He recorded at least a dozen tracks with Eddie Cascio, who is also known as Angel. I’m told that Jackson’s manager and adviser, Frank DiLeo, knew that Jackson was working on a new album. […] The song titles that I’m aware of include ‘Water’―a song Michael actually sang a little bit of in the movie ‘This is It’ (Jackson fans have commented on this on fan blogs)―plus ‘Breaking News’ and ‘Burn Tonight.’ According to one source who’s heard the material, Michael’s vocals are ‘perfect.’ The question now, of course, is what happens next. The Jackson estate just signed a record deal with Sony Music that could be worth $200 million, but it includes re-releases of previously recorded music, live albums, and an album of unreleased songs that were in the Sony vaults or recorded during Jackson’s contracted time with the label. That deal does not include newly discovered material. This could mean that other record companies could bid for the collection of songs. Eddie Cascio, who’s 28, is the second oldest son of Dominick (Sr.) and Connie Cascio, who were friends of Jackson since the 1990s. […] Although the Cascios were not named in Jackson’s will, the song tracks should prove to be [a] multi-million dollar bonanza―and a lasting gift to people whom he really considered family.” ― Roger Friedman, May 2, 2010

http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/05/02/exclusive-michael-jackson-recorded-a-new-album-in-2007

“Yesterday I wondered in this space if Michael’s recordings with Cascio would be covered by his estate’s recent $200 million deal with Sony. I thought maybe not, since no one knew about the tracks at the time of the deal. But things could get sticky between the Jackson estate and Cascio. I am told that Cascio has engaged a top music entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles, Don Passman. And sources do say that Cascio is ‘covered,’ whatever that means. There’s no word on whether Jackson―who used to put his ‘M’ signature on anything in front of him―signed a piece of paper with Cascio. There will be some tough questioning by the estate over who wrote the songs Cascio recorded, and whether Michael was their author or co-author. I’m told that may be ‘covered’ as well by copyright registrations. […] What everyone who’s heard the tracks agrees on is that Michael Jackson’s vocals sound great. […] Meanwhile, executor John McClain―who’s had health problems―is going through some 60 other unreleased tracks, selecting what he thinks are the best ones for a Jackson album to be released this fall by Sony. […] McClain, unlike Jackson intimates Frank DiLeo and John Branca, has so far not heard the Cascio tapes, I am told. ‘He’s resisting it,’ says a source, while he’s busy sorting through those 60 tracks.” ― Roger Friedman, May 3, 2010

http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/05/03/new-michael-jackson-album-may-pose-legal-problems

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“I’m honored to get compared to MJ. I take it as an ultimate compliment because he is the greatest ever and there will never be another.” ― Jason Malachi, May 9, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonMalachiDTA

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“Jason Malachi, labeled the ‘Mystery Man’ by TMZ, is finally going to show the world his unique style and talent. The one person in the entire universe born with the vocals of an icon will make his national and international debut on the one year anniversary of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s death. Jason Malachi will be performing on CBS’s nationally syndicated show ‘The Early Show’ on Friday, June 25th as part of a tribute special that CBS is putting together for the one year anniversary death of the legendary icon, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. […] Like most of this generation, Jason’s music was greatly influenced by the incomparable Michael Jackson. Jason has an incredible vocal range and a few of his songs have been mistakenly attributed to Michael Jackson.” ― Jason Malachi & Commotion Productions, June 20, 2010

http://commotion.me/documents/JMCBSandRockHallFINALReleaseDG6202010.pdf

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“Jason Malachi live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame―part of the Rock and Roll Soul Festival, Michael Jackson Weekend. Jason has put together a special performance that will only be done exclusively at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [on Sunday, June 27th]. Jason will perform several songs off his new album ‘Critical,’ slated to be released later this year [in] 2010. Jason has also put together a special Michael Jackson medley that he will perform for the first and last time ever! For more information on Jason’s performance and a glimpse of Jason performing Michael Jackson songs for the last time, please visit Rock and Roll Events.” ― Jason Malachi.net, June 2010

http://www.wix.com/jasonmalachi/malachi-site

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“Malachi’s new album ‘Critical’ is now available!” ― Jason Malachi, August 19, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonMalachiDTA

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“I can’t wait to put my heart and soul on the new MJ project.” ― Teddy Riley, August 29, 2010

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“My first day [was] Wednesday (September 1st) on the MJ project. I couldn’t hold back the tears. I also couldn’t hold back on what would make him proud of me. This is my second day and I’m gonna do a hard uptempo to keep my spirits up.” ― Teddy Riley, September 3, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/RInyn.png

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“An album of new Michael Jackson recordings―songs left behind and remixed since his death―is on its way. The question, though, is when? A Sony source confirmed for me that the album will arrive before Christmas. So far, the date can’t be set because the work isn’t finished. In the end, four of what might be 12 tracks will be derived from sessions Michael did with Eddie Cascio in his suburban New Jersey studio three years ago. At least one of those tracks was originally co-written and produced by Eddie’s brother Frank Cascio for an R&B singer named Bobby Ewing (James Porte).” ― Roger Friedman, September 29, 2010

http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/09/27/michael-jackson-new-album-before-end-of-year

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“With the TMZ story, it came at a low point in my career, when I started working in law enforcement. My best friend called me and says, ‘Your song “Mamacita” is all over TMZ, they’re saying it’s not you, they’re saying it’s Michael Jackson.’ Then, my attorney contacted TMZ and said, ‘That’s not Michael, that’s Jason Malachi.’ It catapulted my career. People wanted me to do cameos, shows―they couldn’t believe my voice was so similar.” ― Jason Malachi, October 1, 2010

http://tbd.ly/aSODb2

“And I can’t confirm this, but at the time, my management said they received a call from Michael, and that he wanted to work with me. Now, it could’ve been someone posing as Michael, but he said he was interested in doing something with me.” ― Jason Malachi, October 1, 2010

http://tbd.ly/aSODb2

“I don’t try to sound like Michael. Producers tell me I naturally have [the] same vocal structure—that’s really how I sound. When people say, ‘You’re trying to sound like Michael,’ I say, ‘No, if I wanna sound like Michael, you won’t know the difference [between me and him]. If you want me to get Mike-ified, I can do it.'” ― Jason Malachi, October 1, 2010

http://tbd.ly/aSODb2

“Before [Jackson died], reaction [to my music] was about 50/50, of people that liked it or didn’t like it. I was getting threats from people saying, ‘You’re trying to be like Michael, he’s our king, leave him alone.’ And then other people were like, ‘Oh this is a new chapter.’ After he passed it seemed like a total [positive] transition.” ― Jason Malachi, October 1, 2010

http://tbd.ly/aSODb2

“I let [the] crowd pick [during my Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance], I said, ‘Y’all wanna hear a Michael Jackson song?’ One lady wanted ‘Gone Too Soon,’ and when I started doing it, I saw people crying. I did ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,’ which is a hard song to do, and nailed the vocals. But I didn’t want to do Michael’s choreography. I didn’t want to be a copycat, I wanted to differentiate.” ― Jason Malachi, October 1, 2010

http://tbd.ly/aSODb2

“Even my wife sometimes is like, ‘Honey, I gotta be honest with you, you sometimes sing Michael’s songs better than your songs.'” ― Jason Malachi, October 1, 2010

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“I’m mentioned a lot on Michael Jackson fan websites. People will say, ‘now that Michael’s gone, he’s the closest thing we’ve got vocally.'” ― Jason Malachi, October 1, 2010

http://tbd.ly/aSODb2

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“Received a call from Michael Jackson’s estate. John [Branca], you’re a great guy. Hope to meet you someday.” ― Thaddeus Nauden (Jason Malachi’s manager), October 18, 2010

http://stagerecordingspublishing.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-11-08T11:02:00-08:00&max;-results=7

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“That album of Michael Jackson’s unreleased material? I’ll tell you what: it’s in limbo. Later this week we may get a sharper picture of what’s going on. But this much I’ve surmised from talks with various sources. The best material available really comes from those sessions with Eddie Cascio in New Jersey circa summer 2007. Some of the songs were already written by Eddie’s brother Frank Cascio and recorded as demos with a local singer named Bobby Ewing (James Porte). Michael put his vocals on them during that time he stayed with the Cascios in New Jersey. At first there was a lot of skepticism about the tracks. I’m told that co-executor John McClain questioned whether the vocals were really Michael’s, or faked. […] Teddy Riley and a couple of other producers have worked to fix up the Cascio tracks for release. McClain was also working on tracks. It’s unclear how these have gone. I’m told, not so well. […] There’s truly confusion now in the inner circle about how to proceed. Sony is waiting for delivery but there’s no album art or concept.” ― Roger Friedman, October 19, 2010

http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/10/19/michael-jackson-album-of-new-songs-in-limbo

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“Received another call from my idol’s estate. Man… I just wish you would have called me at least a year and a half earlier. I’m here if you guys need me again.” ― Thaddeus Nauden (Jason Malachi’s manager), October 19, 2010

http://stagerecordingspublishing.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-11-08T11:02:00-08:00&max;-results=7

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“Harvey Levin (TMZ), this is Jason Malachi. Feel free to ask any questions you want!” ― Jason Malachi, October 26, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonMalachiDTA

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“Two of Michael Jackson’s children are adamant―some of the soon-to-be released MJ song tracks are frauds. As we have been reporting, Sony will be releasing a Michael Jackson album before Christmas, featuring 10-12 original tracks. We’re told five of the tracks were recorded at the New Jersey home of record producer Eddie Cascio. Michael and his kids stayed at Cascio’s family home for four months in 2007, when the tracks were recorded, along with remixes that were released on the ‘Thriller 25’ album. The Jackson family believes the Cascio tracks in question were fakes―sung by a Michael Jackson sound-alike. We’re told Prince says he was upstairs at the Cascio’s house when many of the tracks were recorded and was able to hear the music, and none of what he heard matches the Sony tracks. We’re also told Paris is ‘adamant’―she does not believe her dad’s voice is on the tracks in question.” ― TMZ, Novemeber 3, 2010

http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/02/michael-jackson-tracks-phony-sony-prince-paris-children-katherine-jackson-eddie-cascio/

“Sony Music isn’t buying the claim of Katherine Jackson and two of Michael Jackson’s kids that some of the tracks on a soon-to-be-released MJ album are fake―because one of the tracks in question is about to be released on MichaelJackson.com on Monday (November 8th). The song―’Breaking News’―was recorded in 2007, at the New Jersey home of Eddie Cascio. Jackson and his kids lived in the house for four months while Michael was recording. We’re told Prince, Paris and Katherine now believe the Cascio tracks are fake―not Michael’s voice.” ― TMZ, Novemeber 4, 2010

http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/04/michael-jackson-album-sony-breaking-news-fake-tracks-katherine-jackson-prince-paris-new-jersey/

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“Stay tuned, guys… getting to the bottom of a lot of things. […] Lot’s of behind-the-scenes drama to straighten out.” ― Taj Jackson, November 6, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tajjackson3/status/978511548391426
http://twitter.com/#!/tajjackson3/status/979967324196864

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“I cannot wait to hear Michael’s new music! My daughters and I are excited and we anticipate another great hit from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. According to Sony, the new song, ‘Breaking News,’ will be able to be heard starting at midnight tonight.” ― Thaddeus Nauden (Jason Malachi’s manager), November 7, 2010

http://stagerecordingspublishing.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-11-08T11:02:00-08:00&max;-results=7

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“I am shocked that things have gotten this far. This is ridiculous. I was at the studio when these questionable files were delivered. I heard these ‘so-called’ Michael Jackson songs raw and without the distraction of the well-produced music by Teddy Riley. How they constructed these songs is very sneaky and sly. Many people who have worked on this project either have strong doubts and questions, while others know the truth, yet decided to turn and look the other way with their hands out for [money]. I will never look the other way. Right is right, truth is truth, facts are facts, and it will all come out! I tried so hard to prevent this craziness, but they wouldn’t listen. I know my uncle’s voice and something’s seriously wrong when you have immediate family saying it’s not him. Don’t you have to wonder why? I have strong, undeniable points. They can’t give me answers yet continue to move forward with lies and deception. Sounding like Michael Jackson and being Michael Jackson are two different things.” ― Taryll Jackson, November 7, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/1462456811524096

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“There are 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 (‘Breaking News’) 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.” ― TJ Jackson, November 7, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tjjackson/status/1473867142926336

“[‘Breaking News’] 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. If you heard the a cappella, you would be even more disgusted. Sampled breaths after sampled breaths mixed in with fake vocals to try to fool you.” ― TJ Jackson, November 8, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tjjackson/status/1505173436366848
http://twitter.com/#!/tjjackson/status/1508043674099712

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“To all the MJ fans, regarding the song ‘Breaking News,’ I am so sorry you have to deal with this. My uncle loved you so much and would not want it this way. However, 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. They tried to fool me and they tried to fool you. I told them it would never happen.” ― Taryll Jackson, November 8, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/1512592094789632

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“They said this is 100% my uncle. Not 70, 80 or 90, but 100%. Every line, every word. My uncle’s legacy didn’t deserve this!” ― TJ Jackson, November 8, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tjjackson/status/1514364444086272

“They should only release songs that everyone knows are my uncle (at the very least). No one questioned the vocal of ‘This Is It,’ and no one is questioning the vocals on the majority of the upcoming songs on the ‘Michael’ album, either. But there are songs slated to appear that are very questionable. If sonically there are deep questions, and there is no tangible evidence to prove otherwise, than it doesn’t belong. Period. My uncle’s legacy isn’t toy to be played with.” ― TJ Jackson, November 8, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tjjackson/status/2436321800880128

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“If you question the validity of a professional photo, you can ask the photographer for more pictures from that photo shoot. If it is authentic, the photographer will turn over different shots―some with different poses, some even with eyes closed. I questioned the validity of the vocals on ‘Breaking News’ and several other songs of theirs that I’ve heard, and they told me no other takes or tracks exist. They claim my uncle was so happy with the performance, he instructed them to delete all the other files. I had the honor to learn and watch my uncle record my entire life and that is not how he worked. No outtakes, no other tracks, no backups, no proof. Roughly 10 songs they turned in―same story for all of them. I asked for the computer it was created on; they said it broke. I asked for the original hard drive; they said it was destroyed. One dubious excuse after another.” ― Taryll Jackson, November 8, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/1555116024922112

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“I can’t believe they released a Michael Jackson single that’s not really him! Trust me, people! I sat in a session where we solo’d the vocals and it was just someone set up to sound like [Michael], and the only parts that really sounded like him were the samples from older records of his. There was nothing that was consistent with any of his previous recordings as far as vocal control or just plain habits. Last but not least, when we asked if there were any outtakes or alternate tracks, they said that they were erased because they needed to make room on the hard drive! Who does that? Tell me who would erase anything with Michael Jackson’s voice? It is sad!” ― Cory Rooney, November 8, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/w6IIt.png

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“Jason Malachi just closed his YouTube account!” ― Vanilli, November 8, 2010

http://prince.org/msg/8/346586?&pg=23

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“I’m no forensic audiologist, but as a lifelong MJ fan, the vocals on the ‘new’ song don’t sound a thing like the King of Pop to me.” ― Darren Hayes, November 8, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/darrenhayes/status/1664721291845632

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“Loving the new Michael Jackson song, ‘Breaking News.’ Can’t wait for the new ‘Michael’ album to drop in December.” ― Thaddeus Nauden (Jason Malachi’s manager), November 8, 2010

http://stagerecordingspublishing.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-01-03T21:02:00-08:00&max;-results=7

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“There are things that don’t sound right to me. There is a heaviness, where Michael’s voice was pure and light. There is a ‘holding back’ quality to the voice in ‘Breaking News’ that is not like Michael. MJ always rehearsed his voice doing scales while with me getting ready for performance. This part in the song really sounds wrong to me. I am not an expert. It makes me so sad. The charade continues.” ― Karen Faye, November 8, 2010

(Twitter.com)

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“Is anyone else tripping out as much as I am over the new ‘Michael Jackson song’? Why does it sound nothing like him?! […] Definitely doesn’t feel like him.” ― Chucky Klapow, November 8, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/chuckyklapow/status/1734671494815745
https://twitter.com/#!/chuckyklapow/status/1784586233184257

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“[‘Breaking News’] doesn’t sound like [Michael Jackson] to me.” ― Rodney Jerkins, November 8, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/ONLY1DARKCHILD/status/1740613628207105

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“Sadly to say, it’s not Sony in this case. ‘Breaking News’ is a great song. The mix on the version that you heard is not correct. That being said, it is 100% Michael’s voice. He recorded it in my home in NJ in 2007. Please, the fans should be enjoying this special moment, as it is special! There are people out there trying to take that away from you ‘the fans’ and the world… ‘Jealousy.’ Please embrace this song as Michael was very proud of it. I hope this find[s] you well. Thank you for supporting MJ all these years. He loved all of his fans from the bottom of his heart. You were his extended family and what kept him going. Please read between the lines in this situation. All my love, Frank.” ― Frank Cascio, November 8, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/kw2Eq.png

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“I just listened to ‘Breaking News’ once more. Wow! What a sad disaster. When did Michael become merely a back up vocalist? […] What is Sony thinking? This has to be some kind of joke, right?” ― Chucky Klapow, November 8, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/chuckyklapow/status/1797803214897152
https://twitter.com/#!/chuckyklapow/status/1831690553004032

“I just played ‘Breaking News’ for my sister and she goes, ‘Who is this?’ […] You should see her face right now. Classic.” ― Chucky Klapow, November 8, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/chuckyklapow/status/1832909195452416

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“YouTube ‘Jason Malachi.'” ― Cory Rooney, November 9, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/w6IIt.png

– – –

“A lot of you have been asking me about this. My friend John McClain (co-executor) and I have insisted for many weeks to have certain tracks removed from Michael’s new album. Unfortunately, our concerns were not taken seriously.” ― Jackie Jackson, November 9, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/JackieJackson5/status/2040553185214465
http://twitter.com/#!/JackieJackson5/status/2040574249017344
http://twitter.com/#!/JackieJackson5/status/2040667903627264

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“There are many things I could comment on, but I do not wish to cause controversy. Even though I’m quiet, it don’t mean I’m always in support.” ― Omer Bhatti, November 9, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/LilMoonBoi/status/2129025703092224

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“There are seven great, no doubt, 100% Michael Jackson songs on the new album. I will always support those.” ― Taj Jackson, November 10, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tajjackson3/status/2406059876556800

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“I have heard other songs from the album that are really MJ and they are much better than [‘Breaking News’], so the answer to why [it was released] is beyond me! I guess they thought it was a hit. I really wish someone would just stand up and admit the truth. If you watch ‘This Is It,’ you will see how much MJ always put into his work, so for it to be said that he was just learning the song as an excuse for the weak performance doesn’t fly! I’ve heard demos where he was mumbling words but still singing with conviction. First it was said that [Michael] did many takes but after the vocals were compiled, they erased the unused takes because they needed room on the hard drive. Once again, I say, who would erase anything with Michael Jackson’s vocals?” ― Cory Rooney, November 10, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/w6IIt.png

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“As Michael Jackson’s long time manager and friend, I have first hand knowledge in determining whether or not it is Michael’s voice we are hearing on the Cascio tracks. I have no doubt that the voice we are hearing on those songs belong to Michael Jackson. I spoke to Michael by telephone at the Cascio’s home studio several times while he was recording with them, and he was excited and enthused by the music and the experience. While listening to the tracks, especially the ones not heard by the general public, you can hear that he was having a great time.” ― Frank DiLeo (James Porte’s manager), November 10, 2010

http://www.undercover.fm/news/12696-michael-jackson-breaking-news-confirmed-as-authentic

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“I have read the statement [in defense of the Cascio-Porte tracks] from the MJ Estate, and I have to say that it’s just more bullshit! I was in that room, and the majority of the people mentioned did not agree that it was MJ! Some felt it sounded like him, but all agree that there was nothing there that was consistent with any MJ habits like finger snaps, headphone bleeding, foot stomping or just simple things like his voice asking for another take. Both Dr. Freeze and Teddy Riley sat with Taryll Jackson and myself and stated that they felt what we felt. As for the specialists that were brought in, I don’t think anyone from the actual Jackson family got any direct confirmation that made them feel any different then what they have felt all along.” ― Cory Rooney, November 11, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/w6IIt.png

– – –

“Yes, I heard a bit of the new MJ song. Doesn’t sound anything like him. Very weird.” ― Jennifer Batten, November 12, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/mondocongo/status/3128184019095552

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“We are still waiting for confirmation that the statement yesterday by Howard Weitzman (on behalf of the Estate) is real and official. There are many blatant inaccuracies and omissions which makes me think it is not.” ― Taryll Jackson, November 12, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/3137752438677505

“In regards to the statement, I tried calling Howard’s cell but couldn’t reach him. (I wanted to hear from him directly.) After calling his office, somebody confirmed that the statement did come from Howard. As I said before, there are many inaccuracies and omissions in that statement. For one, I was also in that meeting and that was not the outcome. Saying that, I don’t want to go into further details and take away from the attention ‘Hold My Hand’ truly deserves. You will hear my story because this is way too important for my uncle’s legacy. The truth will prevail.” ― Taryll Jackson, November 12, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/3254057460310016

“Out of the 10 songs listed [on the upcoming album], only seven of them are Michael Jackson. Someone just asked me, ‘Is “Keep Your Head Up” real or are we being lied to again?’ Sorry, but you won’t like my answer… Let’s enjoy ‘Hold My Hand.'” ― Taryll Jackson, November 12, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/3259672974852096

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“[The a cappella of ‘Breaking News’] Still sounds dodgy to me.” ― Darren Hayes, November 12, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/darrenhayes/status/3299775617179649

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“I agree with you all. These vocal[s] that we are hearing on the new release of my brother Michael [are] not 100% him. Sony should have known you can’t fool the family and our fans. We are against this 1000%. As you can see, this was done for greed!” ― Jermaine Jackson, November 13, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/jermjackson5/status/3516387012124672
http://twitter.com/#!/jermjackson5/status/3516616457326593
http://twitter.com/#!/jermjackson5/status/3516755473338368

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“Many people have been asking me about this whole thing for a few days now and very passionately I might add. Although I was there with MJ during his final days, I can’t say for sure if this song is MJ or not. […] The truth is there is no way for any of us to know unless we were there when it was created.” ― Michael Bearden, November 13, 2010

http://www.starpulse.com/news/Jessica_McCafferty/2010/11/13/this_is_it_music_director_reacts_to_ne

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“Me and my nephew were the first to say that it wasn’t [Michael’s] voice on some of the tracks.” ― Randy Jackson, November 17, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/randyjackson8/status/5098222410272768

“Some of the songs [on the new album] are [Michael] and some aren’t. I would bet my life on that. I know this may seem harsh, but this is the truth, as I know it.” ― Randy Jackson, November 17, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/randyjackson8/status/5109796940292096
http://twitter.com/#!/randyjackson8/status/5110068211089408

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“I heard about [the new Michael Jackson tracks]. Somebody asked me―they wanted me to identify them. […] Whether it’s him or not, I can’t tell. There’s too many stacks on it.” ― Quincy Jones, November 17, 2010

http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/11/19/quincy-jones-exclusive-interview-joe-jackson-is-a-liar

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“I can tell you it is Michael’s voice. Uh, he recorded right there in my basement. […] Yeah, it was a home―it was a home studio, and uh, and you know, we worked. I was there pushing the buttons. He was right there directing… and uh, he―that’s Michael Jackson.” ― Eddie Cascio, November ~19, 2010

(The Oprah Winfrey Show)

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“Well, I say to the doubters, along with my friends who also worked with Michael over 20 years―over 25 years―this is Michael’s voice. And, uh, so many―so many people, including some of the family, they doubt that it’s him. But we professionally, we’ve been around him…” ― Teddy Riley, November ~19, 2010

(The Oprah Winfrey Show)

“‘Cause you can hear the authenticity in his voice, and you can hear, like, the natural part of him. And no one can really do a scream like that strong scream on here―on that, uh, the music that you hear, like Michael. I don’t care if you get anyone. They will never be able to duplicate Michael’s voice.” ― Teddy Riley, November ~19, 2010

(The Oprah Winfrey Show)

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“[…] Stage Recordings & Publishing, LLC. and their affiliates feel that there is no need for any statements at this time. A lot of Michael Jackson fans and the general public wants my client Jason Malachi to make a statement regarding Michael Jackson’s new album and some of the tracks on the new album. Why? We are focusing on Jason’s career and we are looking forward to the release of his new CD sometime in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2011. We promise that his new CD will amaze all and cross all borders and boundaries. This will be his finest work to date. We look forward to the release and traveling to all parts of the world with a tour and promoting the project. We also hope that all Michael Jackson fans enjoy and embrace it as well. Jason has never been a Michael Jackson impersonator, but he has been truly influenced by Mr. Jackson as well as many others.” ― Thaddeus Nauden (Jason Malachi’s manager), November 22, 2010

http://stagerecordingspublishing.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-01-03T21:02:00-08:00&max;-results=7

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“Those of you who have been slandering me, I want you to know that I love you; Jesus Christ loves me, so likewise, I love you.” ― Jason Malachi, November 22, 2010

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonMalachiDTA

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“We never betrayed Michael. On the contrary, we always stood by him. Michael is part of our family. We will always love him!” ― Frank Cascio, December 6, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/fdcascio/status/11903982679101441

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“I’ve always admired the talent of Teddy Riley, but after hearing him lie on Oprah, I am terribly disappointed.” ― Taryll Jackson, December 6, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/11943824263749633

“I remember when Teddy [Riley] and I were at Encore listening to [‘Keep Your Head Up’]. We both knew it wasn’t my uncle. He stopped working on it because, and I quote, ‘it didn’t sound enough like Michael. Michael doesn’t swing like that.’ He also said he was only working on the Cascio records in hopes that he would eventually be given a ‘real Michael Jackson song.’ As he knows, I never agreed with that logic. I’ll never forget when Teddy called me telling me, ‘I’m so excited, I finally got a “Michael record.” It’s called “Hollywood Tonight” and it’s him.'” ― Taryll Jackson, December 6, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/11962597628706817

“Frank [Cascio] hurt and betrayed my uncle years ago, so when I learned about Eddie [Cascio], I wasn’t completely shocked. The names are different but the story’s the same. People taking advantage of my uncle and now his legacy. I wish Oprah would have asked about the ridiculous amount these fake songs were sold to the estate for.” ― Taryll Jackson, December 6, 2010

http://twitter.com/#!/tarylljackson/status/11967068366704640

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“It is so sad that with all that Michael gave to music, his label would repay him by disrepecting his memory like this.” ― Tony Kurtis (Jason Malachi’s former producer), December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/Xry7L.png

“[Jason Malachi] is a liar, and a two-year-old can hear that this is the same person.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“[…] I am saying as a sound expert this recording is without a doubt Jason Cupeta. […] they pitched the vocals to try and make [Jason] sound more like Michael. I have Michael Jackson a cappella vocals, as well. You can pitch MJ vocals all day; they won’t sound anything like that [voice on ‘Breaking News’].” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“MJ[‘s] singing technique is 10 times better than Jason’s. Jason can only fool himself thinking he sound like MJ. No pitch change can bring out a person’s true voice like you hear here. You have the right to believe whatever you want, as do I.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“MJ[‘s] vibrato isn’t as fast as Jason’s, plus Jason over uses his. Michael can really sing; he don’t use it as much.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“[…] I believed in him, but what he is doing now is wrong, and after all the talks we had about him one day being on a record with Michael, I would have never thought Jason would have went out like this. […] I’m not gonna go to the media, ’cause I don’t want money, fame or anything. I only want justice for Michael’s music. Don’t put out fake recordings of MJ and tell people it’s him.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“I [produced] the Jason Malachi records, which is why I know the vocals [on ‘Breaking News’] are him. I recorded [with Jason] for 10 years off and on. We could never get him as tight as Michael, ’cause Michael can really sing. Jason is tone deaf.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“No one can fool me with a voice. […] I can pick Jason[‘s] voice out of 50 voices playing at the same time. Ask him.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“About two years ago, Jason bought his masters back from me. […] But I still have copies of all the masters. I recorded them. I know Jason[‘s] voice from anybody.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“Michael’s kids are right: that’s not daddy’s voice, as they said. How are you gonna tell MJ’s mom what her own son sound like? She knows. I thought Jason was a good person that really loved Michael’s music.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“[…] this recording is not [Michael]. I have stud[ied] MJ for years and I vocal produced Jason for years. I can tell every detail of both their vocals apart. […] I am only speaking on this recording because I know without a doubt it’s Jason.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“I know it’s Jason. Sony should have made a ‘Jason’ CD, but I wouldn’t buy that ’cause he disrespected MJ’s name.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“[…] it is Jason, based on me working with him, training him and knowing his voice. […] I don’t want anything out of this but the truth. I’m not buying the record […] The songs are fake. That’s my opinion.” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“Michael had a great voice and he wouldn’t need Melodyne at all. I just saw Teddy [Riley] on O[prah]; I can’t believe he said this ‘Breaking News’ record is Michael. He is clearly in on whatever is going on. This record is not Michael. If I knew how to get in contact with his family, I would, ’cause this is really wrong. I knew [Melodyne] was what [Teddy] used to fix Jason’s pitch. I have lost all respect for Teddy for this as a producer and I will never buy another record he produce[s]. Teddy was one of my favorite producer[s]. Why would he do this? Damn!” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

“I welcome getting sued ’cause that would add up to me testing their masters against my masters on Jason […]” ― Tony Kurtis, December ~14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/IvAxL.png

– – –

“It’s finally come together, guys. I haven’t spoken on this too much, but since Tony Kurtis has come forward, now is the time. Jason Malachi has always been responsive to my messages. He’s a cool brother. His wife is funny. They’ve always been nice to me. I’ve never met them in person, but they’ve always been really nice and answered my questions. I asked Jason in November if he was singing on the Cascio tracks. He said, ‘I can’t confirm or deny anything right now.’ If he wasn’t singing on those songs, he would have just denied it. I only shared this information with the team and a few others, because I didn’t want to betray Jason’s trust. But with his former producer coming out with this info, the time is right to speak up.” ― Jam2008, December 14, 2010

http://i.imgur.com/XQRUt.png

– – –

“Enjoying the new MJ CD. Especially ‘Behind the Mask,’ ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Much Too Soon.'” ― Thaddeus Nauden (Jason Malachi’s manager), December 14, 2010

http://stagerecordingspublishing.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-01-03T21:02:00-08:00&max;-results=7

– – –

“I knew that Michael was helping [Eddie Cascio] build a studio at his house and that he was writing some songs for Jackson. I thought it was great that Jackson was helping him. ― Lenny Armuth (Eddie Cascio’s college soccer coach), December 14, 2010

http://www.drew.edu/news/2010/12/14/breaking-news

– – –

“I’ll be frank with you, some songs [on the album] are [Michael] and some are not. Yes, I think one or two of the songs that I heard is his voice, but the other ones, no, I don’t believe that’s Michael whatsoever.” ― La Toya Jackson, July 1, 2011

http://i.imgur.com/ixHNW.png

– – –

“My view now is that [the Cascio-Porte tracks] def sound strange and more transparency is needed.” ― Joe Vogel, September 13, 2011

http://twitter.com/#!/JoeVogel1/status/113705646377021440

“I think it would be helpful to learn more about the origins [of the songs].” ― Joe Vogel, September 17, 2011

http://twitter.com/#!/JoeVogel1/status/114934969570295808

“[In regards to ‘Breaking News’ and ‘Monster’ appearing in the ‘Immortal’ rehearsals] Personally, there are about 200 others I would use before.” ― Joe Vogel, September 18, 2011

http://twitter.com/#!/JoeVogel1/status/115563969632153600

“[The Cascio-Porte tracks] sound strange to me.” ― Joe Vogel, September 20, 2011

http://twitter.com/#!/JoeVogel1/status/116316912996192256

– – –

“I’m convinced that ‘Michael’ contained fake vocals. […] Those three tracks (‘Breaking News,’ ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Monster’) sound nothing like MJ. It’s absurd that they thought they could get away with including them.” ― Charles Thomson, February 1, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/CEThomson/status/164868543152799744
https://twitter.com/#!/CEThomson/status/164872511950028800

– – –

“That’s a very sore subject, the Cascio tracks. But just know, a lot went on behind the scenes before things went public and plenty of time before the ‘Michael’ track list was even finalized. I really shouldn’t say anymore otherwise I might say things I’ll later regret.” ― Taj Jackson, February 2, 2012

http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/threads/121238-MJJC-Exclusive-Q-amp-A-with-Taj-Jackson-Read-Taj-s-answers

– – –

“For now, I’ll say what I’ve always said on this issue: when has Michael’s music and voice ever been released with a question mark over it, as to whether it’s 100% him? I think the truth will come out one day but no, that first album is not 100% Michael and no one can talk to me about the authentic sound of my own brother’s voice.” ― Jermaine Jackson, February 29, 2012

http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/threads/121660-MJJC-Exclusive-Q-amp-A-with-Jermaine-Jackson-Read-Jermaine-s-answers

– – –

“‘Hold My Hand’ is my dad. I know this because I was with him the night he recorded it. Half the songs on the [‘Michael’] album are him, the other half are not.” ― Paris Jackson, February 29, 2012

(Instagram.com)

– – –

“I was doing ‘The Apprentice’ at that particular time (late 2010) and Paris called me and she said, ‘Auntie La Toya, I want you to listen to something.’ Because, you know, when you’re doing that show you’re just constantly working and you’re up at four and you don’t get home until 12 the next [day]. And so she said, ‘You gotta listen to this, this is not daddy’s voice,’ and she played it for me [and] I go, ‘Paris, you’re right, it’s not.’ And I kept listening, and kept listening and it was not his voice. And she was so concerned about it that she wanted to―she said, ‘We gotta put a stop to this. We must put a stop to this, and I’m not gonna let them get by with this.’ This is a little girl. This is the way she thinks, because she loves her father, and she didn’t want to see that out there when it wasn’t her father’s voice. And she went on to say this is the person who impersonates him and he’s very good with it.” ― La Toya Jackson, March 5, 2012

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_talk/video/2205764438/the-talk-3-5-2012

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