A previously unreleased Aaliyah track will be debuted on Timbaland’s ‘King Stays King’ mixtape. The album will be released on Christmas day and will feature the former singer, 14 years after her death — get more details on the release below!
New music from the princess of R&B, Aaliyah, will now blare through people’s speakers 14 years after her tragic death. The music will be released through 43-year-old Timbaland‘s new mixtape, King Stays King, dropping this Christmas.
While Timbaland has been teasing his upcoming new album Textbook Lingo for quite some time now, it appears as though his focus has shifted. The artist will now be releasing King Stays King, a 16-track mixtape, instead. Aaliyah, along with Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, all appear in the songs.
News of the possibility of new Aaliyah beats coming to light broke when Timbaland wrote the exciting announcement on Instagram. “Attention!!!!! People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we haven’t heard !!!!!well the answer is YES!!!!!!!! TIMBO x BABEGIRL !!!!! Sneak Peak coming !!!!!!!” the music producer said. Clearly, Timbaland is just as excited as fans are for the never before heard vocals to come to light.
Aaliyah passed away in 2001 when a small passenger plane, carrying the singer and her video crew crashed after leaving the Bahamas, en route to Miami. This new music isn’t the first of her songs not released prior to her death. I Care 4 U, a compilation containing other previously unreleased music by the singer, came out in 2002. Other works honoring the talent have also been created, including a biopic titled Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, which was released on Lifetime in 2014. King Stays King will be available at MyMixtapez Dec 25.
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