Aaliyah’s cousin and co-owner of her former label Blackground Records is offering some clarification regarding the rumored posthumous album from the late R&B star. Jomo Hankerson tells Billboard.biz the record is definitely in the works, and they hope to have it out by the end of the year.
Hankerson also confirms that Drake and Noah “40″ Shebib will co-executive produce the project along with himself and his father, Barry Hankerson. Hankerson also offered that the late singer’s frequent collaborators, Timbaland and Missy Elliot, will “definitely” be involved in the new album.
However, he says they want to make an effort to update his cousin’s sound by bringing in “contemporary artists.” He says Aaliyah’s first posthumous release — 2002′s “I Care 4 U” — was a nostalgic project, while this one will serve as a way to continue her musical legacy for a new generation.
The first track from the upcoming album, “Enough Said,” was produced by Shebib and features a verse from Drake. Shebib posted it online last Sunday, and the track already has more than 620-thousand listens.
Are you feeling it?
I will R-KElly Be on the Album…
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