( 4UMF NEWS ) New Aaliyah Album And Movie:
Aaliyah fans got the news they have been waiting almost 12 years for after hearing news a new Aaliyah album is on the way. Jeffrey “J. Dub” Walker, a producer who worked on her posthumous self titled “Aaliyah” album (“I Refuse, “I Can Be”), today revealed on his Twitter account that this would indeed be the case.
“Just got great news today; the smash unreleased song called “Steady Ground” I produced on #Aaliyah is gonna be on her upcoming album:)”, said Walker.
Some may have already heard the Static Major penned “Steady Ground”, as it’s made its rounds on the internet after her passing as an unreleased song.
In fact, J. Dub revealed exclusively to YouKnowIGotSoul that the song was in fact intended to be a single on the “Aaliyah” album:
“It was really the first single after “Rock The Boat”, but my engineer was mixing the record and somehow lost the vocals. So the vocals that you hear are really just the demo vocals”, said Walker. “The final vocals got erased, so yeah. So that’s why it didn’t make the album.”
Even though it’s been a decade since Aaliyah’s passing, her fans have not wavered in their support of her artistry and should be excited about this news.
Three years ago in an announcement across the world, it was reported singer Keshia Chante was reportedly set to play the role of Aaliyah in the biopic of her life. Ms. Chante opens for the very first time ever telling Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com in a world exclusive in its entirety what happened with the Aaliyah movie, updates the status of the Aaliyah project and put all the rumors to rest, Eurweb reports.
“I did meet a few people production company wise that are developing the Aaliyah movie and they spoke to me about playing her in the biopic of her life… And from my understanding, there are people trying to create a movie and Aaliyah’s family are still mourning her loss and aren’t ready to share her story and create a film. So there’s a bit of back and forth thing with her family and with creative people. And I know that they would bless a movie being created, they’re just not 100 percent comfortable and unfortunately from my understanding they don’t have complete control of her estate. So a movie could technically be made without them green lighting it and I kind of think that’s unfortunate. So I want her family to be on board and to be happy with it. It’s still kind of lingering in the air.”
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