Michael Jackson's dad Joe is making a return to the music business, by starting up a hip-hop boot camp.

Joe, who oversaw the early careers of his children - including JANET JACKSON - is currently on a search for young talent to join his camp, according to MTV News.

The first competition is being held this weekend (30SEP-02OCT05) in New York City, where unsigned artists over the age of 18 are invited to try out.