Rashad Haughton

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Rashad Haughton
Born Rashad Hasan Haughton
(1977-08-06) August 6, 1977 (age 37)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation Director, Actor, Writer
Years active 1996–2011

Rashad Haughton (born August 6, 1977) is an American writer, film director and screenwriter. He is the older brother of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.

Early Life[edit]

Rashad was born on August 6, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York to Diane and Michael Haughton. He and his sister Aaliyah were 17 months apart. When he was 6 years old his family moved to Detroit, Michigan where he and his sister Aaliyah were raised.

One In A Million (1996)[edit]

When it came time for Aaliyah to film the video for her single "4 Page Letter" from her 1996 album One in a Million, Rashad would complete the video preparation within two hours[1] while studying at Hofstra University. On the B-side of the "4 Page Letter" single, Rashad recorded a song with his sister entitled "Death Of A Playa".

Queen of the Damned (2002)[edit]

In February 2002, Queen of the Damned, a film which Aaliyah starred as Queen Akasha, was released. Before its release, Rashad was called upon to re-dub several of his sister's lines during the post-production ADR process. Upon its release, the film debuted at number one. It was also dedicated to Aaliyah, at the end credits it said, in memory of Aaliyah 1979–2001. Rashad was also in talks of producing and releasing several of Aaliyah's unreleased recordings from the Queen of the Damned onto Aaliyah's second posthumous album.

Proud & First Single (2004)[edit]

Proud is the true story of the only African-American crew to take a Navy warship into combat in World War II, in which Rashad played the role of Naval saxophonist Hank Fields. Rashad also saw the release of his first single, though it was not released in the US: "Fork In The Road" (with 1200 Techniques), which made it #55 on Australian Charts. The single showcases Rashad's vocal ability.

Chrysalis (2006)[edit]

Chrysalis is a short film (11 mins) written and directed by Rashad.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart
USA UK CAN IRL AUS GER AUT FRA HOL ITA ISR CHN JPN SWE NOR Album
1997 "4 Page Letter" "4 Page Letter (Single)"
2004 "Fork In The Road" 1200 Techniques featuring Rashad Haughton
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55
Consistency Theory

Aaliyah's Legacy[edit]

Rashad appeared at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards to pay tribute to his sister along with Aaliyah's role model Janet Jackson and her producers/songwriters/collaborators and close friends Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, and Timbaland. The awards were presented just 12 days after her death.

Father's death[edit]

Rashad's father Michael Haughton died in 2012. He is buried next to Aaliyah.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] (2004, August 18). Aaliyah. Retrieved April 2007
  2. ^ Aaliyah's Father Dies

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