Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, August 9th, 2012
T-Rexxx gets some clarification straight from OVO regarding his and 40′s involvement with the upcoming Aaliyah project, and so far it looks like they will be helming this posthumous album.
Personally I feel like the online hate’s a bit premature and knee-jerk. Aaliyah has ALWAYS worked with other producers besides Timbo & Missy on her albums (of which there are only really two ‘Timbo/Missy’ albums – unless you include the “Romeo Must Die” soundtrack). Yes, the “Aaliyah” album is an entirely Timbo/Missy album if you consider the Bassment crew (Static, Tweet, Ginuwine etc. – Tank, by association) an extension of their sound; and without question she’s done her best work with the Timbo/Missy/Bassment team (altho she’s got classic songs, pre-Timbo/Missy/Bassment crew with R. Kelly, and showed she could make great records w/o Timbo/Missy with “I Don’t Wanna”). But it’s also important to note that Timbaland’s sound has changed since his time with Aaliyah; so a pretty solid argument could be made that 40′s style is much more suited to the Aaliyah we love than Timbaland’s current 2012 sound. Still, I’ll say it again: given that (i) 40 is highly influenced by Timbo/Missy, (ii) both 40 and Drake have expressed a genuine admiration for Aaliyah AND Timbo/Missy’s musical legacy, and (iii) 40 and Drake have exhibited a respectable level of diligence with their own production track record, I think we should all just wait till we hear/see more.
All that said, I hope they keep a humble demeanor throughout the PR process for this project.
I’m hungry. Shouts to Dirtwork and the whole Mount Real tho.
New record from two of Canada’s up & coming artists Raz Fresco & Milli Millz. This track is called “Chef Boyardee” and will appear on Montreal producer Dirtwork’s project called “From Tragedy 2 Triumph” scheduled to drop in this winter.
MotionLivein association with Cric Crac Collective proudly present the world premiere of ANEEMAH’S SPOT by Toronto spoken word poet, emcee and Playwright-in-Residence at Obsidian Theatre, Motion, as part of the SummerWorks Festival at the Lower Ossington Theatre,August 9-18th. Directed by Dian Marie Bridge, and starring Araya Mengesha and Amanda Parris, ANEEMAH’S SPOT is supported by Obsidian Theatre Company, with musical direction by DJ L’Oqenz.
Aneemah (a poet) and Wan (an emcee) are bought together in the hours after the funeral of their childhood friend “G.” Ina theatrical remix of dialogue, rhyme and spoken word,Aneemah and Wan struggle with the untimely death, violence and imminent threats that surrounds the tragedy. In the safe house of Aneemah’s apartment, known as ‘the base,’ Aneemah and Wan are forced to challenge their pasts, face their present, and choose how they will navigate life from this moment on.
First created in Obsidian’s Playwright’s Unit, ANEEMAH’S SPOT had its debut workshop production in bcurrent’s 2011 Rock Paper Sistahz Festival. ANEEMAH’S SPOT now takes the next step of its journey with the world premiere at the 2012 Summerworks Festival. The Summerworks production of ANEEMAH’S SPOT stars TV/film/theatre actor Araya Mengesha (War Horse, AnotherAfrica, Nurse.Fighter.Boy) as Wan, and playwright/performer and co-founder of Lost Lyrics Amanda Parris (32C, The Whores, A Question Remains) who plays the title character, Aneemah.