Within the last few weeks of July, spilling into August, there has been talk of an Aaliyah posthumous album (executive produced by Drake and his producing partner Noah ’40′ Shebib) as well as talk of a biopic, which has been going on for years. Then there has been the discussions on whether Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who produced the bulk of Aaliyah’s ‘One In A Million’ album, should be involved in the new project and it’s steady progress.
Truthfully, we could all agree that an Aaliyah album at this point would be bordering on inappropriate, no matter who produces it. All of the remaining material she has recorded is over a decade old, and more than likely leftover scraps that didn’t make her album; with a few unfinished songs thrown in. Case in point: Her verses on the newly released track, ‘Enough said‘ with Drake sound as though they were incomplete.
And her family members haven’t taken kindly to the rumors spreading around the industry and public. Her brother Rashad, hopped onto her Facebook page yesterday and claimed that there is no Aaliyah album in the works, and certainly not one that is endorsed by her family. Whatever is released by OVO, label(s) representing Drake, and the other’s involved in the project of this album does not have the family’s stamp of approval or support.