Original Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham hasn’t released any music since her lone solo album, Victoria Beckham, all the way back in 2001. Despite this, she did plan on releasing two albums around 2003-2004, but when her label Telstar went bankrupt neither of the releases saw the light of day. Years later, portions of one of the albums, Open Your Eyes, surfaced online. Billed as her eurodance and electropop album, it was meant to compliment another album entitled Come Together, which supposedly took her music in more of an R&B and hip-hop direction.
Now that album, which was recorded with Dame Dash of Roc-A-Fella fame, has also leaked. Uploaded to YouTube after someone allegedly bought a demo disc of songs from the album off of eBay, the album features a collaboration with Ol’ Dirty Bastard as well as Brooklyn duo M.O.P., for some reason. Clearly unfinished and unmastered, the leaked songs in question make it easy to see why the album never saw the light of day, but it definitely makes for an interesting listen regardless.
The Mirror reports that Telstar were upset with how Victoria went to NYC to record the album with Dame Dash, and that they began making up stories about the record. Speaking with the Evening Standard around the time the albums were recorded, Dash said, “Because Victoria’s record company aren’t happy about the fact that she came over to New York to work with me they are putting out stories. Before anyone’s even heard the album they were making things up. I heard a story that Victoria was calling herself the female Eminem. That’s just dumb. She never said that.”
Listen to a number of tracks from the album below.