A few days ago, Drake said that him and his producer, 40, would be ‘commanding’ the creation of Aaliyah‘s post-houmous album, well Aaliyah‘s cousin, Jomo Hankerson, whom owns Blackground Records with his father Barry Hankerson, has stepped forward to deny those claims… And after receiving backlash from Timbaland and Missy Elliot‘s un-involvment, here’s what Jomo had to say:
“I can tell you that Timbaland will definitely be involved, Missy will definitely be involved… One of the records that we had that was never released was a Missy record that we obviously are going to be refreshing.”
Jomo also went on to say that him and his father would be executive producing the project, which tehy are hoping to release by the end of the year. He did confirm that Drake will appear on a lot of the records, and 40 would be ‘heavily involved’, but they wouldn’t run the show.
“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. We didn’t want to make it a nostalgic project; we already did that with the I Care 4 U album.”
Unfotuantely for Jomo, the rest of Aaliyah‘s family does not share their opinon. Aaliyah‘s brother reportedly took to his facebook to say that he and his mother do not suppot the release of new music. But we all know how this music industry thing goes, whomever own the masters calls the shots, and right now the masters belong to Blackground Records, Jomo and his dad, who are dead set on releasing this post-houmous project. — Hopefully the remainder of these records sound better than “Enough Said”.