New Aaliyah Album Will Feature Drake, Missy Elliott, Timbaland -


New Aaliyah Album Will Feature Drake, Missy Elliott, Timbaland

by Andrew Tijs on August 10, 2012

in New Music,News

Rapper Drake and Aaliyah’s cousin have spoken about the posthumous album they are producing for the late R&B star.



Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001, will have a new album out, hopefully by the end of the year, courtesy of Canadian hip-hop crooner Drake, producer Noah ‘40’ Shebib, and family members under the Blackground label.

Drake told Much Music in Canada that there will likely be 13 or 14 new tracks. He said, “We’re going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah, or was essential to her career, we definitely hope to have them involved.”

According to,Aaliyah’s cousin Jomo Hankerson, who runs Blackground, confirmed that Timbaland and Missy Elliott will both work on the album, alongside Drake and 40.

40 has sixteen unreleased songs to work with, as well as vocal “fragments” that Aaliyah recorded before her untimely death.

Both Drake and Hankerson have said they plan to have the new album out before the end of the year. Check out the first sampling, ‘Enough Said’, below.

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