It IS happening! Missy Elliott and Timbaland will lend their musical skillz to a forthcoming Aaliyah project! AND with permission from Aaliyah's family!!
But we thought Drake was super into being the SOLE producer behind the posthumous Aaliyah album, which should be slamming into ears by the end of 2012… weird!
Jomo Hankerson, Aaliyah's cousin and manager of Blackground records, has confirmed that a 16-track album featuring unreleased Aaliyah material is currently in the works, and yes, it SHOULD be released by year's end.
Jomo recently shared:
"We really felt like it was time. There's a real new generation that doesn't know her necessarily, and we wanted to continue her musical legacy with this new generation. That's one of the reasons why we wanted to do very contemporary music…. Timbaland will be involved with this project. One of the records that we had that was never released was a Missy record that we obviously are going to be refreshing. I can tell you that Timbaland will definitely be involved, Missy will definitely be involved."
And yet, Jomo doesn't mention Drake once!
Are they NOT collaborating on the same album? Is Drake off constructing his own musical tribute to the late singer while Timbaland and Missy rival with a family-approved project?
Hmmmm, VERRRYRYRYRYRY inneresting!
Whatever, the more new Aaliyah material the better! We wanna hear Aaliyah's golden voice ringing our ear-bells to the maximum!
[Image via WENN.]
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