The first movie about Aaliyah Dana Haughton will be hitting the airwaves this November.
The folks at HipHollywood.com have the first sneak peak. Check out the teaser below.
This movie is based on the book by Christopher John Farley, “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.” It stars Alexandra Shipp of House of Anubis and details the rise to stardom and heartbreaking end of the singer, dancer and actress.
The Lifetime Original Film also stars Rachael Crawford and Sterling Jarvis as Aaliyah’s parents, Diane and Mike Haughton, Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight and Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot.
Although buzz around the biopic is at an all time high, it has had a few rough patches. The family has voiced their disapproval of the project and the film’s initial star, Zendaya, backed out because of those concerns.
First impressions? Knowing that the family isn’t as involved will you watch?
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?