10 August 2012
Rapper Drake and Aaliyah's cousin have spoken out about dropping a posthumous album for the late RnB star.
The beautiful Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001, and the new album will be out by the end of this year.
Canadian hip-hop crooner Drake, producer Noah '40' Shebib, and family members under the Blackground label will be managing the release.
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Drake revealed to Much Music in Canada that there will likely be 13 or 14 new tracks.
He said, "We're going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah, or was essential to her career, we definitely hope to have them involved."
40 has sixteen unreleased songs to work with, as well as vocal "fragments" that Aaliyah recorded before her death.
Do you remember Aaliyah? Check out her big hit 'Try Again' below! RIP