Former Jay-Z Producer Reveals Michael Jackson Recorded a Version of ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
American record producer Just Blaze recently revealed that a version of Jay-Z’s 2001 hit Girls, girls, girls featuring Michael Jackson was unearthed after two decades.
Just Blaze, 45, who produced the track, broke the news during an appearance on the latest episode of the Bloomberg Originals series The generation of ideasMonday.
“So Michael Jackson is on the Girls, girls, girls remix – version A,” Blaze said. “And I didn’t know that. I don’t know if I didn’t go to the studio that day. I thought it was an urban legend or something that Jay said, like, joking one day, or it was just some kind of myth.”
For the uninitiated, Jay Z in 2009 – shortly after Jackson’s death – said the Beat It singer recorded vocals for the track. The version featured on Jay’s 2001 album The master plan, however, did not feature Jackson.
Blaze revealed that he found the Jackson version while searching his computer a few years ago. “I find this folder that says ‘MJ vocals,'” he recalled. “And I’m like, ‘MJ? Doesn’t that mean Michael Jackson?’
“And I realize listening to him that he’s the one singing on ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’. And I’m like, that’s true,” he added. “Like I never did, for the past 20 years…I just found it during my 40s. So all those years, I never knew it was actually a real thing. And he Turns out the files had been sitting downstairs the whole time.”