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Hear Afrojack and Pitbull Ruin Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’

Happy 25th anniversary, 'Bad'

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // August 24, 2012

Michael Jackson’s Bad returns, in 25th-anniversary box set form, on September 18. Spike Lee is directing a documentary. A billion Pepsi cans are paying tribute to the anniversary. And superstar DJ Afrojack has remixed Bad’s classic title track, with guest-verse help from one Alaskan Wal-Mart’s favorite rapper Pitbull.

“I’m so outta this planet, I speak a third language called that moon talk,” Pitbull rhymes, then does a Jackson “hee-hee” impression, over pummeling electronic beats that imply Afrojack thought the problem with this song was it’s way too hard to dance to it. To be fair, Afrojack and Pitbull really had their work cut out for them the moment they accepted this commision. But English truly lacks the words to tell you how much happier and more innocent we all were before we listened to the results.

Thanks and condolences to the good people at the Guardian for suffering through it first.