Michael Jackson ft. Akon - Hold My Hand

Posted 5 years ago
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Akon
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Michael

Now, this is more like it. After listening to last week’s Breaking News, Michael Jackson fans were left scratching their heads thinking “What is this? Is it even MJ? Why are they releasing this at all, let alone as a single?” Apparently, somebody got the message that the track was a disgrace to the King in its current state, so they’ve decided to release the Akon produced and assisted Hold My Hand instead as the first official single. An unfinished version of the track was released in 2008, and was rumored to have been intended for an Akon album. That makes sense, seeing as how the song sounds as though Jackson is the featured artist rather than the lead, being vocally outdone by the Konvict Muzik founder. Behind the boards, Kon’s beat is pop friendly fare that could bring MJ back to the Top 40 chart he spent his career establishing. This is definitely a perfect single selection, and should let fans who were worried about the quality of the upcoming Michael album breathe a sigh of relief when they pick it up on December 14.

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