It's been a controversial topic since the idea even came about; Who's creating it, who's featured, all and everything in between. Now with the wheels somewhat in motion in terms of its creation, Aaliyah's posthumous album gets some explanation.
In an interview with That Grape Juice, Aaliyah's uncle and BlackGrounds Records CEO Barry Hankerson weighed in on the controversial project.
"Due to circumstances, we can’t control the emotional toll of healing of her legacy like others," he said. Hankerson would later talk about the album's direction.
"The intent is not to disrespect the family, nor do BlackGround Records want to shed any bad light around Aaliyah’s legacy. We’d like to go in a different direction with the 16 tracks and have been more than open to work with past collaborators. So, Damon Dash – her ex fiance- is more than willing to assist Drake and Noah in producing the album."
Recently there has been speculation of why friends and music partners Timbaland, DMX, and Missy Elliott aren't involved, as traditionally they would be. Each has voiced their concerns and criticism about the direction of the project.
[via That Grape Juice]