While rumors of a posthumous Aaliyah album have long circulated, HitsDailyDouble claims to have discovered the first hint of the project’s impending release.
HDD picked up on an Aaliyah and The Weeknd collaboration named “Poison” on Tuesday (December 14), and it will be pushed to Urban AC radio stations across the country soon. The tune will be available on Blackground 2.0.
In an interview with Billboard in August, Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson revealed plans to release a posthumous album and bring Baby Girl’s library to streaming services. Drake, Snoop Dogg, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and potentially Tank will all be featured on the album.
“Putting the CD together has been really pleasant,” Hankerson added. “The one thing that’s been a little revolting is how many people have been furious with me because the song didn’t come out when they wanted it.” But I learned to live with that. There’s nothing I can do about it.”
Chris Brown and Drizzy both have uncommon posthumous Aaliyah collaborations in their discographies. In 2012, Drake collaborated with Baby Girl on “Enough Said,” and in 2014, C. Breezy collaborated with Aaliyah on “Don’t Think They Know.”
Aaliyah’s One in a Million album was released on August 20, and her self-titled album was released on September 9.
On August 25, 2001, the late R&B singer and eight others were murdered in a plane crash in the Bahamas. She was only 22 years old at the time.