How many people remember Michael Jackson did a duet with Biggie Smallz? Actually, I found 2 songs. I pose this question because it’s an odd pairing, but Michael probably admired BIG. Michael usually only worked with rappers he admired.
“This Time Around” by Michael Jackson feat Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smallz
Michael Jackson cusses on the song. Shock! Wasn’t expecting that at all. He seems angry singing the lyrics so maybe this was an expression of releasing that anger.
The song’s lyrics are about Michael and Biggie’s problems with being famous and dealing with stardom, and throughout the song Jackson asserts that he’s been falsely accused.Wikipedia
This song actually sounds like a song Michael would do and the beat is something Biggie would rap to on a collab. I say this because Michael has a recognizable sound beginning with the “Bad” album up until his posthumous releases. Notorious BIG fits right in because some R&B songs just have a section where the singing stops and a rapper verse is inserted. With this song, the flow of the music and beat fit something Biggie could do his thing. It gave what it was supposed to give.
“Unbreakable” by Michael Jackson feat Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smallz
Performed by Michael Jackson
Produced by Michael Jackson & Rodney Jerkins
Lead Vocal: Michael Jackson
Background Vocals: Michael Jackson
Rap: The Notorious B.I.G.
Additional Background Vocals: Brandy
“Unbreakable” was featured on his “Invincible” album. Michael Jackson Invincible is the tenth and final studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on October 30, 2001, by Epic Records. It was Jackson’s sixth studio album released through Epic, and his last released before his death in 2009.