Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and J-Roc updated eight of Jackson’s completed tracks to form Xscape, released Tuesday. Produced by John McClain (co-executor of the Jackson estate “Love Never Felt So Good” was written in 1983 in a session with Paul Anka and Kathy Wakefield. In 1984, Johnny Mathis released a version. The latest rendition comes as the five-year anniversary of Jackson’s 2009 death approaches on June 25.
One of the artist on the album is Memphis’ Justin Timberlake.
“Being in control of what I do is the best.”–Zendaya
Actress. Singer. Dancer. Zendaya.
I’ve said it before (on #TalentedTuesday) I’ll say it again Zendaya is amazing and her voice incredible. She’s a little hip-hop, a little pop, a little R&B, a little 90s—but all Zendaya.
Listen for yourself. Below is the album version and acoustic version of her song “Replay” from her self-titled album released in September of 2013.
“I’m kind of creating my own music and I’m kind of creating my own zone, my own lane as an artist. I want to do rhythmic pop,” the artist told MTV News.
Saturday Night Live took a jab at itself–with guest host, Kerry Washington in tow–after several SNL cast members and the media began asking why aren’t their any black women on the late night laugh fest which is now in its 39th season.
Eleven years after her death, ‘Baby Girl’ has returned to the music scene and may have a new album in the works.
Actor turned rapper and Aaliyah fan , Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham has hinted at something special coming for months and now he has released her new song ‘Enough Said,’ and is featured on a verse of the track.
Take a listen. Explicit. (Listen to a version with the rap edited out here ►AaliyahAlways)
Mixed reaction is coming from fans.
Some love it, while others say the cussing is over the top and Aaliyah would never laden her music with so much cursing, if any.
Really feeling this Aaliyah & Drake song he could have did without all the cursing though Aaliyah wasn’t about that but it’s cool
Only time will tell if an album really happens or not.
Josh’s Note: One qualm with the song—the cursing. Aaliyah’s music was not filled with cursing.
I do not necessarily have problem with Drake appearing on the album or helping produce it. However, if a album is produced. It is also only right to have both her family and those closest to her involved in the project because they are forever hers and she is forever theirs.
Her music was something anyone at any age could listen to whether they were 5 or 80. It was something anyone could relate to be it the beat or the lyrics.
As I told my radio colleague when I first heard the song, out of respect for her and her artistry it would have been smart and best to stay in lane with who she was, who she is.
Aaliyah is a classic R&B artist with a modern feel whose music is timeless.
Rest in Peace Baby Girl. 1979-2001
May You Live Forever Through Music.
So what do her fans have to say chime in.
What do you think about ‘Enough Said?’
Is the cursing too much?
Would you like a new Aaliyah album of unreleased music?