XXL Releases Michael Jackson Special Collector’s Issue
Long live the king. In the wake of the King of Pop’s untimely death, XXL Magazine recently released XXL Presents Michael Jackson— a Special Collector’s Issue paying tribute to MJ.
Split into eight chapters, the book covers Jackson’s early years with The Jackson 5, his evolution into a solo artist and his rise to superstardom. The issue also features a pictorial of the gloved one with famous friends like Elizabeth Taylor, Bill Clinton, Madonna, Brooke Shields and Diana Ross. In addition, the book offers the ultimate MJ discography complete with every single, album and video he’s ever released, a breakdown of his successful touring history and a list of every award he’s won.
The book also reports on some of Jackson’s most controversial moments, including his hair catching fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in 1984, his $20 million out of court settlement on alleged sexual abuse charges in 1994, his baby-dangling incident in 2002 and him winning his much publicized sexual abuse trial in 2005.
XXL Presents Michael Jackson is on newsstands nationwide now. –Bruce Moses