Are You Interested In a Posthumous Aaliyah Album?

Music 2012/08/04 17:40:19
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It has been over ten years since the entertainment business lost a talented young recording artist and actress in Aaliyah Haughton (stage name Aaliyah) in a tragic plane crash. Even though she was only 22 years old at the time of her death, she left a major mark in the entertainment industry, arguably when she really started to peak. According to a report by HipHopDX.com, one major artist looks to keep her legacy alive with a new album.

Top recording artist Drake is rumored to be producing a posthumous Aaliyah album, although the rapper/singer has yet to confirm or deny the report. Drake is reportedly working mostly on the production side (i.e. instrumentals, beats, creative direction). It is expected that he will also release a new single that features Aaliyah (most likely sampled from her past tracks or unreleased material).

In the past, Drake has sampled Aaliyah's classic "At Your Best (You Are Love)" in his single "Unforgettable" and even has a tattoo in tribute to the late singer. To say Drake is an Aaliyah fan is an understatement. But in the past, Aaliyah's closest friends and producers in Timbaland and Missy Elliot said they firmly believe any posthumous work wouldn't be released without their approval. It is unknown whether Drake has reached out to the duo most synonymous with Aaliyah's career as of press time. If the project sees the light of day, it would be the first posthumous Aaliyh album since 2002 and second overall.

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  • BehindTheseEyes 2012/08/04 20:20:30 (edited)
    Aaliyah was an amazing artist. Her death was a real tragedy. I would be interested in buying a posthumous album of hers, her music was amazing. I still listen to many of her songs.

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  • Sidrah Zaheer 2012/11/03 18:19:49
    Sidrah Zaheer
    I would like to know what she has to say.
  • Sin 2012/09/18 00:13:12
    she is a huge role model for me personally
    i loved her music
    especially are you that somebody by her
  • A Lionheart 2012/09/02 04:04:31
    A Lionheart
    Just no.
  • CrystalBall 2012/08/21 21:21:46
    Let the woman remain a legacy and don't go making money at her deaths expense. (no pun intended). Now I would ok with a posthumous album if all proceeds went to the late stars favorite charity.. if she had one.
  • TROUBLEdnATL 2012/08/19 17:30:41
    OMG!!! I LOVE BABY GIRL!!! Her heartbreaking death was shadowed by 9-11 and in my opinion didn't get the recognition that she well deserved! She was in my mind a mega super star in the making with her angel like vocals, cutting edge style, and whole sex appeal by with class. She will always be missed but live large in my heart & mind.
  • ellebwo... TROUBLE... 2014/10/25 12:33:27
    ... just wanted to give you a s/o for such an eloquent comment. The 911 aspect in the particular didn't allow proper grieving... Her death,along with those of/my fellow NYkers, left me reeling and feeling like so much GOODNESS and HEALING LIGHT had been taken from humanity. . . And I don't think one of can truly "recover" from such a period of profound l o s s. CHEERS !
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/08/09 01:56:30
    Christopher Kirchen
    SHE didn't make it, so what's the point?
  • Kitsune... Christo... 2012/08/12 11:11:55
    I wonder if the goal behind this is the same as it was for all that "posthumous" Tupac and Biggie material...
  • TROUBLE... Christo... 2012/08/19 17:37:32
  • ellebwo... Christo... 2014/10/25 12:54:14
    As others have pointed out, vultures would want to cash-in on such a release. However, her fans would be delighted to hear her voice again...in fact, Chris Brown has a duet with her on his EP tht was just released. (not sure if he and Drizzy were going to have dueling duets or not) Plus if she and her team made the trax together why should they decay in a vault somewhere? If Timbo & Missy do it, then I'm certain there would be nothing untoward in their intentions.
    When artists pass on, their art lives on. ie. ELVIS and my personal favorite Ella Fitzgerald
  • joe mauro 2012/08/07 03:08:50
    joe mauro
    but i am into hillary
  • TROUBLE... joe mauro 2012/08/19 17:38:50
    WHO CARES?!?
  • joe mauro TROUBLE... 2012/08/19 19:23:39
    joe mauro
    i really hate to share this,but i sense there is sexual frustration in your life billy,am i correct?
  • Robert Strobel 2012/08/06 20:11:00
    Robert Strobel
    I know posthumous means the author is deceased and as such my interest wanes.
  • jazz or jazzie or jazzie boo 2012/08/06 19:15:53
    jazz or jazzie or jazzie boo
    im interested in my own albums okay thank u
  • TROUBLE... jazz or... 2012/08/19 17:39:41
    Well, your the ONLY one!!!
  • sokoyah 2012/08/06 17:55:19
    she was amazing and I would love to have her album
  • Sister Jean 2012/08/06 16:18:09
    Sister Jean
  • TROUBLE... Sister ... 2012/08/19 17:41:04
    Shouldn't you be reading the bible, praying, or believing in something that doesn't exist?
  • Elementer 2012/08/06 16:16:23
  • kevracer 2012/08/06 16:14:38
    but what the heck- dead singers have been releasing albums for year
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/08/06 15:25:03
    Sure if it's done well and carries on with a sense of how she performed it.

    Like when Gloria Estefan does an old Carole King tune.
  • Latti Ice Nerd Gangsta of P... 2012/08/06 15:20:26
  • littleb... Latti I... 2012/08/06 15:21:50
    Cheesecake this early in the am? You are relentless! ;-)
  • Latti I... littleb... 2012/08/06 15:27:13
    Latti Ice Nerd Gangsta of PHAET
    lol ;-) Morning you.
  • littleb... Latti I... 2012/08/06 15:33:59
    Morning L!

    usain bolt wins
  • SuperCee 2012/08/06 15:02:11
    Leave her music alone....please don't try to copy her sound....
  • ellebwo... SuperCee 2014/10/25 13:08:05
    Her sound was curated and created in collaboration with Timbaland. So, no copying to worry about. Furthermore, being tht it's 12 years on, it's fair to say her sound would've evolved and therefore wouldn't be the same anyway. . .
  • SW 2012/08/06 13:48:31
    "God, Why'd you have to kill such hot snatch..." --Heathers
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/08/06 13:35:36
    Didn't care for her music when she was alive and thought her acting on queen of the damned was crap. What she's dead, it ain't hurting her feelings.
  • SW brian.s... 2012/08/06 13:49:36
    Wow I thought she was the only good part in that move. That scene with her torching up the vampire bar was spot on how I pictured it in the book.
  • Loki 2012/08/06 13:06:23
    I just heard a cut of one of the singles. It sounds like hyper produced hot garbage. They couldn't leave that poor girls career alone.
  • Phil 2012/08/06 09:17:36
    Not even a little bit.
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/08/06 07:45:23
    I have no interest in her musically but my hate on is with posthumous albums is that its usually leftover crap that didn't make the records and there's usually a reason it didn't make the records. It sucked.

    Also these type of albums are usually pumped out by the bean counters and corporate lawyers that run the record companies that figure they can suck an extra few bucks off a brand name. In this case Drake figures he can make a quick buck. Sorry but its the truth.
  • mae 2012/08/06 06:52:04
    No. Too many years have passed.
  • Princes... mae 2012/08/06 12:58:28
    Princess Amethyst
    I was about to say the same thing.
  • TROUBLE... Princes... 2012/08/19 17:53:31
    Ditto on my comment to "mae".
  • TROUBLE... mae 2012/08/19 17:52:30
    Too many years have passed? So you don't read old books or even the bible because too much time has passed??? O.K..
  • mae TROUBLE... 2012/08/19 22:37:03
    I'm old. I read old books, especially the Bible. I watch old movies, listen to old music. Not interested in an Aaliyah being brought back. Too much time has passed. Leave this beautiful princess in peace.
  • AmericanVirus 2012/08/06 06:04:01
    When are musicians going to learn they don't belong in planes?

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