A posthumous album for Aaliyah is in the works according to her uncle Barry Hankerson, who is reportedly in control of her music.
Hankerson also sat down with Billboard to chat about his infamous reputation, and during the chat, he revealed that there are plans for a posthumous Aaliyah album. The 74-year-old music executive gave insight into what could be expected from the project, including features on the forthcoming record.
According to Aaliyah’s uncle, her posthumous project will include features from “Drake, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg, while Timbaland has remixed and produced some of the sessions.” Singer Tank, another Blackground artist who sang background for Aaliyah, reportedly told Hankerson that he was interested in being involved, as well.
“It has been really nice,” Hankerson told the outlet regarding working on the record. “The only part that has been a little distasteful has been so many people being angry with me because the music didn’t come out when they wanted it. But I learned to live with that. There’s nothing I can do about it.”
Yesterday (August 4), Aaliyah’s estate released a statement regarding her music making its way to streaming services, saying that they have not been notified or involved in what is happening with the late singer’s catalog.
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