Fans will soon hear the unreleased songs of Aaliyah who died in a tragic plane crash in August of 2001 when she was just 22 years old. Timbaland, who was one of the late singer’s most trusted collaborator, took to Instagram to announce his plans of finally releasing Aaliyah tracks that fans have not heard when the star was still living.
“People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we have not heard,” Timbaland wrote on Instagram.
“Well the answer is YES… Sneak peak coming!!!” the producer added.
He then posted another picture of Aaliyah, teasing more of the ‘unheard’ album to come.
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Aaliyah unheard tracks shrouded with controversy
According to a report from E Online, there were already some attempts in the past to release these so called unheard songs of Aaliyah. In 2012, producer Jeffrey Walker had officially announced a second posthumous album. But Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton quickly slammed his announcement, saying “there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.”
In 2013, Chris Brown featured the voice of Aaliyah in one of his songs included in his album X. However, Timbaland slammed this saying that “Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me.”
There was also an attempt by Drake to use some of Aaliyah’s vocals for his album. However, the project was also abandoned in 2014 since Aaliyah’s family had also objected it.
Fans want an Aaliyah for MAC Collection: #AaliyahForMAC
Meanwhile, fans have started a Change.org petition for MAC to launched a makeup collection especially dedicated to Aaliyah. Jennifer Risinger, who started the petition, said that Aaliyah’s brother, Haughton, could attest that Aaliyah was a big fan of MAC. Risinger said that Haughton approved the idea for a limited edition collection by MAC for Aaliyah.
“Mac Cosmetics, We want an ”Aaliyah for Mac Limited Edition Collection. Aaliyah stands for Mac’s mission of “All ages, All races, All sexes,” the petition reads.
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