EP 49 | Blackground Records: JoJo and The Legacy Of Aaliyah

January 9, 2019


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On this week’s episode the ladies take an in depth look at Blackground Records, the now defunct record label that was founded by Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson and launched the careers of artists such as Aaliyah, Timberland, Tank and JoJo. Despite their talented roster, the company went in a downward spiral after Aaliyah’s passing and a slew of lawsuits followed. The most famous lawsuit was with JoJo, which took her almost a decade to resolve before she could release music again.

We discuss the importance of artists owning their masters and how Barry Hankerson’s refusal to put Aaliyah’s music on any major streaming services may affect her legacy. Plus we debate the pros and cons of streaming music vs record sales.

You Should Check Out:
Complex Mag Article - https://bit.ly/2D0o4xi

JoJo's Mixtapes:
#LoveJo - https://bit.ly/2AFPFCv
#LoveJo2 - https://bit.ly/1NWcmQh
Agape - https://bit.ly/2Fjqhpo

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Intro Music: 
"t a a nn g g yyyy" by Wavy Bagels

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