Timbaland has kept good on his promise! The producer has been teasing fans that new music from the late, great Aaliyah would be coming, and he REALLY delivered on Christmas Day 2015 by releasing the song ‘Shakin,’ featuring her vocals 14 years after her tragic death. Listen here!
Aaliyah lives on through her music! The singer tragically passed away in a plane crash back in 2001, but Timbaland is bringing her tunes to the next generation. He released a previously-unheard song, “Shakin,” which features Aaliyah’s stellar pipes. Take a listen to the track right here!
Timbaland released his mixtape King Stays King on Christmas Day, and “Shakin” was one of the songs featured on it. “Aaliyah.. This is for you baby,” he wrote on Twitter. Timbaland and Strado also sing on the song, but it’s clear that the late singer is the focus of attention, and she sounds better than ever.
Back in August, Timbaland took to Instagram to let fans know that new music from Aaliyah would be coming. “Attention!!!!! People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we haven’t heard !!!!!!” he wrote with a pic of Aaliayh’s face in the clouds. “Well the answer is YES!!!!!!!! TIMBO X BABEGIRL !!!!! Sneak peak coming !!!!!!!!!!!!”
Aaliyah has been featured on other songs after her 2001 death, including tracks from Drake and Chris Brown. A compilation album of previously unreleased music from her also dropped in 2002, and of course, she’ll always be best known for her massive No. 1 hit “Try Again,” among others.
At just 22 years old, Aaliyah was traveling in a small passenger plane from the Bahamas to Miami after filming her music video for “Rock The Boat.” But the trip didn’t last long, as the plane crashed and exploded on the runway shortly after takeoff, killing the singer and her eight crew members who were on-board. So sad. Relive some of Aaliyah’s best work RIGHT HERE.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of this unreleased song?