The controversy surrounding Aaliyah‘s posthumous album has been a hot topic of discussion since confirmation that the LP was in fact coming hit the media. Once word was out that it would be Drake and his collaborator Noah Shebib were taking the reigns on producing the record, all hell broke loose.
Aaliyah’s uncle and the CEO of Blackground Records Barry Hankerson did a recent interview with That Grape Juice and shed light on what fans can expect from the posthumous album, how Drake became involved in the production and how Aaliyah’s family feels about the upcoming release.
Check out a few excerpts below.
On what to expect from the posthumous album:
We’re working with 16 never before heard songs that were part of an album she was recording before she died. Fans will hear the same angelic tone they loved so much in these new songs. We’d like to go in a different direction with the 16 tracks and have been more than open to work with past collaborators. So, Damon Dash – her ex fiance- is more than willing to assist Drake and Noah in producing the album.
On how Drake and Noah became involved:
Drake and Noah did an exceptional job with “Enough Said.” The intent was too be creative with one song at first and see how the fans would react. We look forward to them hearing the rest of the album next year.
On how the family feels about the project:
We always expected an unpleasant welcome this album.Due to the fact we have control over the estate and authoritative over royalties we will be moving forward with this album. We never wanted the bad press that’s come with the album. The family might of made statements about us not supporting their “daughter” but the fan support and peaceful intent behind it is the reason we’ve decided to go forth with it.
Read the full article at That Grape Juice!