Upcoming Aaliyah Biography Reportedly Reveals She Secretly Dated Static Major
Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The Shade Room reported a bombshell about the story behind the singers smash hit Are You That Somebody according to an excerpt from the book, Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah. The track was featured on the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack and Baby girl only had 12 hours to crank it out with Timbaland. Advertisement The producer didnt want to do the record under such short notice but they were paid $400,000 for it according to the book. As many fans know, Static Major wrote the lyrics but what we didnt know was that the song was originally written TO the late singer. They were definitely an item, Statics mother, Edith Garrett Raymond confirmed in the biography. Aaliyah was crazy about him. He brought Aaliyah to my wedding, she continued. That was a big deal because didnt let her go places. Ms. Raymond confirmed that the frequent collaborators dated from 1997 into 1998, and although their relationship was a secret from Aaliyahs uncle, Barry Hankerson, they were open to their parents. Aaliyah wasnt a fan of the song on the first listen, despite the autobiographical undertone. Still, she recorded it, and of course it was perfect, the book says. Once Aaliyahs vocals were laid down (along with Timbalands and Statics), Timbaland came back to put on the finishing touches, which were some more beat layers and his now-famous Dirty South intro. The origin story of Are You That Somebody and Aaliyahand Static Majors secret relationship were one of many topics raised. Do you plan to cop it?