In what may come as a surprise to many, the hopes of a brand new, posthumous album by the late great Aaliyah, may become a reality later this year.
The R&B star, who passed away in a tragic airplane accident in 2001, does indeed have unreleased, and unheard raw material. A producer who worked on on her last album, the self-titled Aaliyah, has revealed some exciting news via Twitter.
Jeffrey “J. Dub” Walker (“I Refuse, “I Can Be”), announced on his Twitter account yesterday, “Just got great news today; the smash unreleased song called “Steady Ground” I produced on #Aaliyah is gonna be on her upcoming album:),” tweeted Walker.
You may have heard the Static Major penned “Steady Ground”, as it’s made its rounds on the internet after her passing as an unreleased song. In fact, J. Dub revealed exclusively to YouKnowIGotSoul.com that the song was in fact intended to be a single on the “Aaliyah” album:
“It was really the first single after “Rock The Boat”, but my engineer was mixing the record and somehow lost the vocals. So the vocals that you hear are really just the demo vocals”, said Walker. “The final vocals got erased, so yeah. So that’s why it didn’t make the album.”
Even though it’s been over a decade since Aaliyah’s passing, fans have not wavered in their support of her artistry and should be excited about this news. Stay tuned for more details to come in the near future … hopefully! Shout to YKIGS for the heads up.
UPDATE: Aaliyah’s brother has already released a statement on Twitter rebutting the claims by JDub. We will have to wait and see how this unravels … But, would you be interested in a posthumous Aaliyah album?