Today in Tha Wire, it's hard to believe that Aaliyah has been gone for 16-years.  Aaliyah died in 2001 in a horrible plane crash, yet the R&B songbird has remained a relevant part of music to this day.  According to reports the late singers music is now available online!  In case you didn't know that's a big deal, because the only music available online by Aaliyah online is from her 1994 debut album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number.  

So what's the deal?  Billboard reports a 25-track posthumus album tittled, Ultimate Aaliyah, popped up last night on iTunes.  It was an amazing surprise to fans who've been waiting for years to get a chance to purchase her music.  Now her biggest hits like "One In A Million," "Are You That Somebody?." "Rock The Boat," "Try Again," and "Back And Forth" are all up for grabs.  Not only did this start a online buying frenzy, like in less than 24-hours the album has literally gone #1!

Billboard is reporting the album is credited to a London-based digital company called, Craze Productions in 2013.  It's kinda crazy because back then, the production company released unauthorized tracks by the late singer, but was later sued and ordered to take them down.  Not sure who filed the suit, more than likely it was the singers uncle.  Barry Hankerson, owned the label that put her music out, Blackground Records.  He also owns the rights to most of her masters.  Hankerson is also reportedly why most of her memorable hits, have been prevented from being sold online.

So either Craze has finally got legal rights to the late singers music or they pulled another fast one.  Whatever the case, there is no telling how long the timeless tracks will be available.  So get em while you can now!  Here's the link https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ultimate/id326508857

Finally Rick Ross is at it again, expanding his brand in restaurants and venturing outside the wing biz.  Recently the Maybach King bought a Checker's hamburger joint in Carol City, Florida.  Already the owner of several WingStop chains Rozay felt it was time to take over the burger game.

Peep the new video from Uproxx, where the rapper explains the logic behind his new business venture...

 

Well alright then Rozay!  That's a damn good reason too!  For more in the way of entertainment listen up to Tha Wire every weekday and only on The People's Station 107 Jamz.