The music world has been buzzing about the arrival of new music from late singing legend Aaliyah. Her biggest fan, Drake, recently revealed a new single with her, called “Enough Said,” amid reports that he will executive produce her upcoming posthumous album. And while fans and stars alike are weighing in on the new album, Aaliyah’s family has now broken their silence to share their view on the album.
Originally, it seemed like Aaliyah’s family disapproved of the album when her brother, Rashad Haughton,allegedly went on her official Facebook page to voice their lack of support.
“There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.” -Rashad Haughton (regarding upcoming album release rumors)
“Do you want an AALIYAH album? If so, Who should executive produce it or be featured on it? The Haughton Family would love to hear what her FANS have to say?” he then asked.
However, Miss Info later reported that the messages were copied and pasted tweets from Haughton’s Twitter account that he posted back in March. Haughton recently locked his page, but one of the last things he tweeted was on Aug 1, when he wrote, “Will be back on twitter soon with exciting update when well. Thanks for support.”
And, yesterday, an insider from Blackground Records, which is run by Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson, confirmed that the label released “Enough Said” and that Aaliyah’s mother is in support of the new project.
“Let them know that it’s family stuff that we’re working thru now but Aaliyah’s mother wanted us to do this!” read the statement.
Miss Info also shared details about who will be producing the album. Aaliyah’s longtime collaborator and close friend, Timbaland, recently griped about he and Missy Elliott not being included on the album. But now it’s been revealed that Timbo will produce at least two songs on the album and Drake’s producer, Noah “40” Shebib, will produce the bulk of the record. Drake currently appears on only one song.
Well, hopefully The Haughtons or Blackground will come forward and release more details about the album and clear up any remaining confusion about the project. Thankfully, though, Aaliyah’s music won’t languish in copyright issues like these other stars below. –nicholas robinson