Aaliyah has been quite the hot topic for the last week.
In addition to fan tributes from around the world pouring in to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her untimely passing, the late R&B singer’s penultimate studio album – ‘One in a Million’ – was finally released to streaming outlets by her record label, Blackground Records.
The imprint’s CEO Barry Hankerson – despite objection from Aaliyah’s estate – is not only moving forward with the release of her entire catalog to streaming platforms, but he is also working on her first posthumous LP (which will reportedly feature Chris Brown, Future, Drake, and many more of today’s hitmakers).
Those topics and many more were among the talking points Hankerson addressed when he visited ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’ earlier this week.
Hop inside to see what he had to say about the R. Kelly trial, why Aaliyah’s music has been held from digital outlets for so long, and so much more.