Drake And Noah "40" Shebib Confirmed As Co-Executive Producers For Aaliyah's LP

Drake and Noah "40" Shebib will EP Aaliyah's posthumous release, but Timabland and Missy Elliott will also be involved.

Ever since news broke that Drake was to be featured on a song with the late Aaliyah, fans have been questioning what kind of a role the Young Money star will play in the release of the deceased singer's upcoming posthumous release. Now, in a recent story from Billboard, it turn out that Drake and Noah "40" Shebib will co-executive produce the LP.

Jomo Hankerson, Aaliyah's cousin and co-head of the label releasing the project Blackground Recordings, revealed today that the duo will co-executive produce the LP along with his recording group. In addition, Hankerson says that both Timbaland and Missy Elliott will be heavily involved in the project as well on the musical side.

"Timbaland will be involved with this project. One of the records that we had that was never released was a Missy record that we obviously are going to be refreshing," said Hankerson. "This record ['Enough Said'] really kind of came sooner than we thought it was going to come, so it's really the beginning of the creative process for us. We've got a record out while we're still creating the project. A lot of that is still up in the air, but I can tell you that Timbaland will definitely be involved, Missy will definitely be involved."  

Hankerson also spoke on why he felt it was time to reintroduce Aaliyah with a posthumous recording. He said that she left behind a fairly large stockpile of unfinished recordings, and it felt like the right time to show a younger generation what Aaliyah meant to music.

"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," Hankerson said. "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. The idea was to release new music for her diehard fans, and also reintroduce her music to a new generation that doesn't really understand how much influence she has in the music that they're listening to today."

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29 Comments

  • franky

    yo fuck Timberland and Missy... since Drake is blowing up and wants to do this Aaliyah album, they come into the picture. If Timb and Missy wanted to do an album for her they would have done it along time ago. Pressure on Drake this year! go get drizzy.

  • Dame Dash is a Dummy

    It won't be a real project, unless they get her ex husband R Kelly to do some tracks and at least one duet. It would only be right.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Drake >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Missy Elliott 40 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Timberland Drake is da hardest Canadian nigga. if u fuckin wit Drizzy Drake u fuckin wit us. nah mean? YMCMB we run da rap game. swag

  • YESSIR

    LOL TIMBO BE THE MOST HYPOCRITE NIGGA ON EARTH. WHEN U WAS HOT WITH WHITE BOY JUSTIN..U WOULDVE NEVER USED THAT FAME AND POWER TO DO AN AALIYAH ALBUM..WHERE AND WHY THE FUC WAS THAT ALBUM WHEN U WAS HOT U FAT NIGGA? WHY THE FUC WOULD U COMPLAIN THAT DRAKE INVESTING HIS OWN MONEY INTO THIS SHIT AND SAY U SHOULD BE ON THIS...NIGGA GET THE FUC OUTTA HERE EVEN IF U WOULDVE TRIED TO DO AN AALIYAH ALBUM IT WOULDVE SOUNDED LIKE A MADONNA DAVID GUETTA BEAT WITH A RNB VOICE..THATS WHY U WAITED UNTIL A GENIUS LIKE DRAKE HAD THE GUTS TO PUSH THAT PROJECT AND START COMPLAINING LIKE A LIL FAT BITCH. STICK TO TECHNO AND BE LUCKY IF U ON A FEATURE..FAT RICH UNORIGINAL TECHNO TRASH NEVER GONNA BRING SEXY BACK AGAIN LOOKIN ASS NIGGA

    • @c

      yo c, so explain me why timbo did not release an aaliyah album?

    • c

      u an idiot... is that all u know about Timbo? he produced entire Aaliyah albums and gave her her sound... Plus he was hot wayyy before Justin.. Ginuwine,Missy, jay-z, list goes on for days.

    • Anonymous

      i agree with you 100%. timberland and missy are still using devante swing's style that he taught them years ago......so is stevie j.

    • Nosir

      The world hates it when teen girls use the caps lock button. Especially when nothing is being said.

  • Anonymous

    They better be or you might get lynched Drake. You dont fuck with Aaliyahs music without her fans not having a say in it. I would feel better with Cole more then Drake. Drake makes music for little whores Cole makes music for grown women. Drop Drake and put Cole.

    • Anonymous

      shut up, fucking loser. you jumped on her as soon as you saw everybody else bigging her up.

    • Anonymous

      shut the f up with all that fake trash. everyone true fan knows that robert kelly introduced her to the world, not missy and timbo!

  • lil brody

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZszX3a_2KQ&feature=plcp Everyone go check out lil brody/hunt county boyz 1st music video " The ville, No mercy " comment and let me know if yall are feeling it or not

  • ufullashit

    aaliyah w/o timbo beats is blasphemous. who else will make her half ass singin sound good. she couldnt hit no real notes. 90's version of Ciara. she blew up cuz she was pretty and r. kelly was fuckin her as a kid. listen to r kelly's 1st single Vibe at the end ( lil cute aaliyah's got it). aaliyah should have just been a background dancer. her music was great because of timbaland. i would say drake just wants to make money but he's so r&b and has an aaliyah tatt so he is soft enough to pull a move like this. he should no longer talk about makin someone around him catch a body like that. especially if its the guy standing next to him in this picture

  • SCHWARZ

    Hankerson says that both Timbaland and Missy Elliott will be heavily involved in the project as well on the musical side ++++++++++++++++ NO SH!T SHERLOCK THEY MADE MOST OF HER MUSIC DON'T B MAD @ DRAKE JUS FULFILLIN MASSA'S WISHES

  • KadafiThaDon

    Niggas just tryna make some money off of her keep it real don't support that shit

  • fuck 40s beats I want 90s beats

    fuck 40s beats I want 90s beats

  • INDICASPITTS216

    YES IM WITH U / WTF / IS DRAKE DOING ...SMH !

  • dentaldamboy

    All of the cum-slurping YMCMB haters are out in full force today. None of you had anything good to say about Timbo in years. This guy makes pop music. But now that praising him is conveniently aligned with your daily YMCMB hate, you're all on his nuts? It's the same thing with Pusha T. All of you were talking mad shit when Kanye signed him and he had that terrible verse on Runaway. Then he disses Drake and he's you're favorite rapper? All of you YMCMB haters are a joke. None of you are real him hop fans and you don't know shit about music. All of your opinions are driven by hate. Why would Atlantic not want Drake involved in the project? He's one of the most commercially successful in the game right now. obviously, he knows how to make albums that perform well. And 40 makes beats which are great for Aaliyah's vocals. Timbaland is past his prime. Obviously DMX and R Kelly can't move units, so why put them in charge. Think about it people. If she was alive today, she would definitely be making music with Drake.

  • King of Kingz

    GTFOH with this bullshit. Can't believe this shit is really going down. Just hearing this losers voice on the same record as this Angel is just some real tragic bullshit. He doesn't belong anywhere close. Now the entire industry gna be on this dudes dick. Notice he it changed frm him being executive producer to co-executive producer. They know alo of her fans don't wan this. This nigga wannabe is gona be all over this shit now, pretending like he the shit, coz he gettin involved. Shame on hankerson,!!!!shame on all of u for letting this happen!fuck the industry n fuck drake!now that ur fake ass is involved, this fool better step up. Why the fuck he cursing on an Aaliyah......

    • Anonymous

      dude's mad that they didn't ask him. :(

    • Anonymous

      well also notice that everything that was reported was nothing official. So others saying he was executive producing it was not an official announcement. Come on now. Dont let your hate for an artist cloud your judgement. And also youre asking why hes cursing on an aaliyah track... ummm im pretty sure shes been on plenty of tracks that have had people cursing. Quit sounding so butt hurt over this. If you dont like it, guess what, no one is forcing you to buy it or even listen to it. But i bet you clicked on the song to listen to it anyway just so you could have something negative to say about drake. Get over it. If you dont like whats going on guess what you can do? Go buy her old albums. Wow. Simple as that. I just helped solve your problem

  • sOULFUL MIND

    Im looking forward to it....they need to sit down with dude from playa who played keys on look what you done to me....son is hot on keys or that kid that just won mtv ourstage urban contest mario toney aka soulful mind....son is soulful song with mackenzie capri reminds me of aliyah type music fly 7th chords and slick melodies....mario toney next up soulful mind

  • Anonymous

    Awwwww. They're doing it as a couple. How cute!

  • Aaliyah

    A white guy is gonna produce Aaliyah's post mortal album ??????

  • Aaliyah

    This is sickening. 40 hasn't even been in the game 3 years, he's still a amateur producer. WHERE'S TIMBO ??? Drake you're killing me, again.

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