After releasing her entire catalog on digital streaming platforms a few months ago, Aaliyah’s estate is set to make a posthumous push for new music.
While her upcoming LP Unstoppable is set drop later this month, fans are questioning the decision of its release nearly two decades after her passing. However, its lead single “Poison” with The Weeknd showcased the potential of her star-studded posthumous debut in full force — which touts an excess of A-list features.
Stemming from her uncle and Blackground founder Barry Hankerson’s appearance on Star 99.7, he revealed some of the big names that would be joining the R&B legend on her first posthumous album — divulging that Unstoppable “will be out in January.”
In the interview, Hankerson name-dropped some heavy-hitters including Drake, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg. He made it a point to mention that Drizzy is “one of her biggest fans,” which is sure to make for a fantastic collaboration.
While it’s been 20 years since Aaliyah tragically passed away in a plane crash at age 22, her uncle hopes Unstoppable serves as an everlasting tribute to her legacy.
“I think she would be very happy with the selections we made and the guests because the artists themselves made it known to us how much they wanted to work with her and be a part of her legacy. And I pray that she is happy. Aaliyah would love hearing herself with the current stars of the industry that she cared so much about. And that’s all I wanted to do.”Barry Hankerson — Founder of Blackground, Aaliyah’s uncle
Whether you are familiar with the late legend’s work or not, this project is sure to garner a few hits with such an all-star lineup.
Listen to Aaliyah’s top hits below!