Blackground Records has confirmed that they plan to release a new Aaliyah album and Missy Elliott and Timbaland will help produce the project. Get the deets inside and find out what Aaliyah's brother has to say about the new project................
Blackground Records confirmed to Billboard.biz that they plan to release a
The only people who seem to not be on board is Aaliyah's immediate family. Her brother Rashad Haughton, announced via Aaliyah's Facebook page that his family isn’t in support of the project. He said,“there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.” However its a bit weird as Blackground Records is run by Aaliyah's uncle, Barry Hankerson, and her cousin Jomo.
The label also reported that they are using 16 unreleased songs and "fragments" from Aaliyah's archive to produce an LP by year's end. Jomo said,
"We really felt like it was time. There's a real new generation that doesn't know her necessarily, and we wanted to continue her musical legacy with this new generation. That's one of the reasons why we wanted to do very contemporary music. We didn't want to make it a nostalgic project; we already did that with the 'I Care 4 U' album. The idea was to release new music for her diehard fans, and also reintroduce her music to a new generation that doesn't really understand how much influence she has in the music that they're listening to today."