Aaliyah‘s posthumous album ‘Unstoppable’ is reportedly set to be released this January. The late artist’s uncle and Blackground Records founder Barry Hankerson recently appeared on The Geno Jones Show to confirm the release and reveal some featured artists on the album. Said Hankerson: “One of the songs that’s out now is doing incredibly well. And that’s the song that she did with Weeknd (referring to the track “Poison”). Because of that success, we think it’ll only get better with people such as Ne-Yo and Snoop Dogg, Future, and Drake — one of her biggest fans. Those are the features that’ll be on the record and that’ll be out in January.” ‘Unstoppable’ will also include a collaboration with Chris Brown, produced by Timbaland.
Hankerson also shared with Billboard: “The body of work is pure hip-hop and R&B. I think it’s going to be big with urban and R&B stations. Some of the people that Aaliyah liked are on the album. She loved Snoop Dogg, who’s done a great record in collaboration with Future. They’re going in now to refreshen their vocals. Ne-Yo gave us an excellent song; also Drake.”
It’s been 20 years since Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas at age 22. Said Hankerson: “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.”
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