Blackground records has confirmed that there is a new Aaliyah album on the way and Missy Elliott and Timbaland both will involved in the production.
In addition to involvement from Missy Elliott and Timbaland, producer Noah ’40′ Shebib and Drake have both signed on to contribute tracks. The new track ‘Enough’ featuring Drake was released this week, listen to it here.
Aaliyah’s late cousin Jomo works for Blackground said the new album will include 16 unreleased songs and snippets from Aaliyah’s archive to collectively form the album. A solid release date hasn’t been set but is projected for the end of the year.
We really felt like it was time. There’s a real new generation that doesn’t know her necessarily, and we wanted to continue her musical legacy with this new generation. That’s one of the reasons why we wanted to do very contemporary music. We didn’t want to make it a nostalgic project; we already did that with the ‘I Care 4 U’ album. The idea was to release new music for her diehard fans, and also reintroduce her music to a new generation that doesn’t really understand how much influence she has in the music that they’re listening to today. — Jomo