To commemorate what would have been Michael Jackson‘s 54th birthday, J. Period laced us with this remix of the King Of Pop’s 1972 single, “I Wanna Be Where You Are.” J. Period breathes new life into this classic thanks to the discovery of an alternate lead vocal take from a 14 year old Michael, not to mention the addition of a new string arrangement courtesy of J. Period himself.
The remix is the latest in J. Period’s Man Or The Music Collection, a series of MJ tributes released as part of Spike Lee‘s annual “BK Loves MJ” events. Unfortunately, this year’s “BK Loves MJ” event was cancelled, and as a result the planned companion mixtape (with contributions from DJ Spinna and ?uestlove) has been postponed until 2013. Until then, grab your download of “Wanna Be Where You Are” (J. Period Remix) from J. Period’s Facebook page!