The news all Aaliyah fans have been waiting for since her passing in 2001 has finally become a reality; a new album is on the way.
Jeffrey “J. Dub” Walker, a producer who worked on her posthumous self titled “Aaliyah” album (“I Refuse, “I Can Be”), today revealed on his Twitter account that this would indeed be the case.
“Just got great news today; the smash unreleased song called “Steady Ground” I produced on #Aaliyah is gonna be on her upcoming album”, said Walker.
Some may have already 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 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 a decade since Aaliyah’s passing, her fans have not wavered in their support of her artistry and should be excited about this news. Stay tuned to YouKnowIGotSoul for more details on the album.
I hope the album doesn't get scrapped. I'm still surprised we never got an Aaliyah biopic movie. It was heavily rumored they were making one a couple of years ago. It seems unlikely at this point.
I don't think there is going to be one. Her life was very private. There wasn't too much headlines about her personal life besides the whole R. Kelly thing and I think that's why her parents doesn't want a movie because they don't want to deal with that. If you think about it if they did a movie about her, the main reason would be because she died in a plane crash. I can see why they will be a Whitney biopic movie because she had a lot of **** going on in her life whereas Aaliyah, she wasn't as controversial of an artist.