Rapper 50 Cent has dedicated his latest mixtape, FOREVER KING, to Michael Jackson.
The hip-hop hitmaker released the project as a free download on his ThisIs50.com website on Saturday (04Jul09) - as an Independence Day treat to fans.
Originally titled Sincerely Southside Part 2, the rapper changed the name and the artwork to honour Jackson, who died last month (25Jun09).
He says, "When Michael Jackson passed, there was a piece of artwork that had 'King of Pop, King of Rap' with me and his pictures. That's what gave me the concept of the artwork. There's a real human skull that's got diamonds embedded in it."
According to MTV News, the mixtape samples actor Vincent Price's maniacal laugh from Thriller and a revamp of the Jackson 5's I Wanna Be Where You Are on the track Michael Jackson Freestyle, which chronicles the life of a drug dealer.