Quincy Jones dismisses posthumous Michael Jackson album 'Xscape': 'It's about money'

'Thriller' producer gives his opinion on the new LP

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Quincy Jones has dismissed the posthumous Michael Jackson album 'Xscape', saying the release is purely "about money."

The album, titled 'Xscape' was released last week (May 12) and features eight unrleased Michael Jackson tracks re-tooled by producers including LA Reid and Timbaland.

Speaking about Jackson, with whom he made classic albums including 'Off The Wall,' 'Thriller' and 'Bad', Billboard quote Jones as saying, "They're trying to make money. And I understand it. Everybody's after money, the estate, the lawyers. It's about money."

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Asked if he was bothered by posthumous releases of Jackson material, Jones said he was, to an extent. "Yeah, but it's not my business anymore," he says. "They're not our business."

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney also criticised 'Xscape' recently, dubbing it "bullshit" and saying it only exists because producer LA Reid "needed a new boat".

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