The King of Pop redefined the term “larger than life” in his 50 years on this planet. Somehow, 10 years after he was killed, he’s more alive than ever.
In his final studio album released during his lifetime, 2001’s Invincible, Michael Jackson opened with a gritty, hard-hitting hip-hop attack on his critics entitled “Unbreakable”. The track, produced by Rodney Jerkins, was a musical tribute to his late collaborator, The Notorious BIG, who had been murdered just 4 years prior. Musically based on BIG’s 1994 track “Untouchable”, and lifting a little-known Biggie verse from basketballer-rapper-actor Shaquille O’Neal’s “Can’t Stop The Reign”, Michael taunted his detractors, singing
I know you hate it, and you can’t take it
You’ll never break me, ’cause I’m unbreakable