Showtime has dropped the first clip of Spike Lee’s documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall ahead of its February 5 premiere on the pay cable network.

The film focuses on a rarely examined chapter of Jackson’s career as he evolves from the lead singer of The Jackson 5 to a solo-artist recording of what will become his breakthrough, the seminal 1979 album Off The Wall, produced by Quincy Jones. The clip features rare concert footage of Jackson performing “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough,” his first single from Off The Wall and the second of 13 career No. 1 hits. Artists including The Weeknd, Questlove and others comment on the song’s unforgettable sound, its mysterious lyrics and its impact on their own musical careers. Written by Jackson, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was his first solo single to hit No. 1 in the U.S. and overseas and earned Jackson his first Grammy Award.

The film is produced by Lee, John Branca and John McClain. Check out the clip above.

Brandon Penny
7 months
Have you seen the previous Spike Lee´s documentary about MJ - BAD 25? The 2 hour documentary?
Tom
7 months
Does the film address his pedophilia?
Max
7 months
Mr. Spike Lee is a brilliant auteur in the way Stanley Kubrick and Orson Wells revolutionized the...