Last August marked the 20th anniversary of the death of our beloved Aaliyah. Thankfully, it also finally saw the release of her music to streaming platforms after her label, Blackground Records, reached a deal with EMPIRE. That deal also means that we’re going to get more posthumous music from Baby Girl beginning with new album Unstoppable.
We got a preview of the upcoming set last month when The Weeknd-featuring lead single “Poison” was released. Now Blackground head Barry Hankerson has given an interview giving us more insight into the album while also revealing that the set will arrive later this month.
Sitting down with radio personality Geno Jones, Hankerson offered fond memories of his niece and her professionalism in the studio as he spoke on the process of creating the project. He also gave information about the features that would be included on the project — including tracks with Snoop Dogg, Future, Drake (whom he called one of Aaliyah’s biggest fans), Ne-Yo, and others. The label boss also sat with Billboard to discuss Unstoppable, dropping details about a Chris Brown feature that would feature production from Timbaland. “It’s vintage R&B with strong vocals,” he told the publication. “I look for that one to also get a very special reaction from listeners.”
While being pretty open about Unstoppable, Hankerson was mum about any specifics with the release date — though he has hinted that another single might surface before the album arrives. Guess Aaliyah fans will just have to be on watch.
You can watch Barry’s interview with Geno Jones right here and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on any new details about the project in the days to come.