Damon Dash Talks Aaliyah Posthumous Album
'Anytime I can hear her voice, that's a good thing," he said of the upcoming full-length.
While many are saddened by the idea of an Aaliyah posthumous album without the participation of her lifelong friends collaborators, Missy Eilliot and Timbaland, her boyfriend, music mogul Damon Dash is simply happy to "hear her voice."
Last year, on the tenth anniversary of her death, Dame opened up to The Juice about the love he and the late singer shared. "Our time together meant so much that when we got more time, we felt like that [engagement] would be next," he said. "She was one of the best people I ever met. Even with the pain I felt, I would do it all over again."
Now that Blackground has confirmed a posthumous full-length, executive produced by Drake and Noah "40" Shebib, Dame tells The Juice that though he has yet to hear the single, "Enough Said," he relishes in the idea of hearing her voice.
"Anytime I can hear her voice, that's a good thing. And anyone that respected her enough to make a record with her, I appreciate ya'll," he said. "I haven't heard the record, but I appreciate the art of it. I love hearing her voice. I hope it's something that I haven't heard before."
When asked if he'd like to lend a hand in assisting with the project if offered, Dame wrestled with the idea. "That's interesting. I didn't know that," he said to the news of a posthumous album. "It depends on how he [Drake] wants me to help. I don't know what I could bring to the table there, but yeah I would do it. Anything involving Aaliyah and it's positive and the energy [is] right with it, I would be a part of it. My love for Aaliyah will never change."