Posthumous Aaliyah album on the way: producer
A producer that worked with deceased R&B singer Aaliyah (nee Aaliyah Haughton) on her self-titled third album claims that a posthumous album of unreleased material is in the works. However, the release doesn't appear to have the support of the late star's family.
On Monday, producer Jeffey “J. Dub” Walker, who co-wrote the songs "I Refuse" and "What If," tweeted the following: "Just got great news today; the smash unreleased song called 'Steady Ground' I produced on #Aaliyah is gonna be on her upcoming album:)."
Later that same day, Aaliyah's brother Rashad refuted Walker's claim via his private Twitter account, according to the website YouKnowIGotSoul. “Statement: there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family," he wrote.
Some background on "Steady Ground": the song was originally intended to be a single off the 2001 album Aaliyah but the engineer lost the final vocals. A version of the song featuring demo vocals has since been making the rounds online. Listen to that here.
Aaliyah and eight other people were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas in August, 2001. She was 22.
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