Timbaland & Missy Elliott Will Be Involved In Aaliyah’s Posthumous Album, Blackground Records Confirms
Earlier this week, a track featuring Aaliyah and Drake was released, “Enough Said.” The Internet was buzzing about the song. Fans and critics wanted to hear more and wondered who else would be featured on the project. Everyone was looking forward to see if Missy Elliot and Timbaland were going to help produce the project. With rumors swirling around about the production of the album, Blackground Records has confirmed that Drake and Noah ‘40’ Shebib will be co-executive producing the album alongside Blackground.
In an interview with Billboard, Aaliyah’s cousin Jomo Hankerson, who runs Blackground Records with his father Barry Hankerson, confirmed the hitmakers’ participation. Reservivor Media Management EVP Rell Lafargue also gave comments.
“I can tell you that Timbaland will definitely be involved, Missy will definitely be involved,” said Hankerson, who added, “One of the records that we had that was never released was a Missy record that we obviously are going to be refreshing.”
“Part of taking new music to market is to release old music as well in different forms. There are tons of old interviews, video, things that were shot before her passing will be part of any and all repackaging. There are alternate takes and different remixes that never got released,” says Lafargue.
“The one thing that was just confirmed, the demand, was Aaliyah’s 10-year anniversary of her passing. The ratings on the BET special were huge for that network and there’s a demand for it. I believe that we recognize the demand and want to give her fans what they want.”
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