If you haven’t heard of Michael Jackson’s original PYT (Pretty Young Thing) then I might have to slap you. However, most of y’all never heard the original demo version of this song, which never really saw the light of day public ally yet has been cherished by true fans and crate diggers for years. This version has more of that laid back (pre) acid jazz feel to it, while the one that we know is an upbeat dance number re-imagined by James Ingram and Quincy Jones. The former single did end up being sampled by Monica for her tack All Eyez On Me.
Which one is better? Well, that’s for you to decide. I love them equally but they demo version is going to get multiple spins in the iPod soon.
BIG UP to DJ Stylus for playing this song at his Refuge party last night. It’s every Wednesday at Tabaq Bistro (basement) if you’re interested.