"You know I'm bad!"
Who wasn't uttering those words made famous by Michael Jackson at one point in their life?
MJ was that dude, and still is, because even though artists pass away, their voices echo through time with the music they create.
And that's certainly the case with the "King of Pop."
Even though Michael's Bad album released on August 31, 1987, the album that heralded classic hits like "Smooth Criminal," "Dirty Diana," and of course, "Bad," has been re-released today for its 25th anniversary. The project includes all the original songs, contains unreleased demo recordings and material of Jackson's performance at Wembley Stadium during his Bad world tour.
But MJ isn't the only artist music enthusiasts have had the pleasure of listening to with fresh ears.
Nor is Bad 25 an actual posthumous album from him per se. Sure it has unreleased recordings, but Michael Jackson's Michael in 2010 was nothing but previously unreleased tracks and the first release of new material since his 2001 Invincible album.
GlobalGrind decided to compile a list of artists who have had second life with their posthumous albums - from Michael Jackson to Aaliyah, whose forthcoming project with Drake is currently being hit with a firestorm of controversy.
Check out the list below.
These individuals are a true testament to being gone, but never forgotten!
Michael Jackson Posthumous albums: Michael (2010) and Bad 25 (2012)
Amy Winehouse Posthumous albums: Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011) and "Cherry Wine" collaboration with Nas on Life Is Good (2012)
Tupac Shakur Posthumous albums: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996), R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (1997), Until the End of Time (2001), Better Dayz (2002), Loyal to the Game (2004), Pac's Life (2006), Still I Rise (with the Outlawz) (1999), Greatest Hits (1998) and Tupac Resurrection (2003)
Biggie Smalls Posthumous albums: Life After Death (1997), Born Again (1999), Duets: The Final Chapter (2005), Greatest Hits (2007) and the Notorious: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2009)
Jimi Hendrix Posthumous albums: The Cry of Love (1971), Rainbow Bridge (1971), War Heroes (1972), Loose Ends(1974), Crash Landing (1975), Midnight Lightning (1975), Nine to the Universe (1980), Radio One (1988), First Rays of the New Rising Sun (1997), South Saturn Delta (1997) and Valleys of Neptune (2010)
Otis Redding Posthumous albums: The Dock of the Bay (1968),The Immortal Otis Redding (1968), Love Man (1969) and Tell the Truth (1970)
John Lennon Posthumous albums: Milk and Honey (with Yoko Ono) (1984)
Joey Ramone (of the Ramones) Posthumous albums: Don't Worry About Me (2002) and Ya Know? (2012)
Big Pun Posthumous albums: Yeeeah Baby (2000) and Endangered Species (2001)
Aaliyah Posthumous albums: I Care 4 U (2002), Ultimate Aaliyah (2005) and Untitled album with Drake that has yet to be released.