Rashad Haughton

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Rashad Haughton
Born Rashad Hasan Haughton
(1977-08-06) August 6, 1977 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Hofstra University
Occupation Writer, film director, actor, screenwriter
Years active 1996–present
Family Aaliyah (sister)
Barry Hankerson (uncle)

Rashad Hasan Haughton (born August 6, 1977) is an American writer, film director, actor and screenwriter. Haughton is the older brother of the late American singer and actress Aaliyah and nephew of Blackground Records founder Barry Hankerson.

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 2 years apart. He graduated Chicago High School (Southgate, Ml) in 1995.

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 and 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 No. 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.


Year Single Chart
2004 "Fork in the Road" 1200 Techniques featuring Rashad Haughton
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. His mother plans to do the same.[2]


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

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