Steven J. Horowitz

Steven J. Horowitz is a music journalist based in New York City. He currently serves as News Editor at HipHopDX.com and previously served as Associate Editor at YRB Magazine. He's contributed to Billboard, VIBE, RollingStone.com, VillageVoice.com, SPIN.com, and more.

Publishing Deal Helps Label Bring Aaliyah to a New Generation

Publishing Deal Helps Label Bring Aaliyah to a New Generation

In early August, a new Aaliyah track hit the Internet, setting off a whirlwind of speculation about a posthumous Aaliyah album. The song-"Enough Said," featuring Drake and produced by Noah "40" Shebib-is the result of more than a year of negotiations between Aaliyah's label, Blackground Records, and independent publisher Reservoir Media.
Exclusive: Drake, Missy, Timbaland? Blackground Clarifies Rumors Swirling Around Aaliyah Album (Update)

Exclusive: Drake, Missy, Timbaland? Blackground Clarifies Rumors Swirling Around Aaliyah Album (Update)

Aaliyah's cousin Jomo Hankerson, who runs Blackground with his father Barry Hankerson, spoke with Billboard.biz about the posthumous release, confirming that an album is in fact in the works, and clarified some of the rumors swirling around the project, including the alleged involvement of both Timbaland and Missy Elliot and what Drake's role will really be.

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