Jezebel- Timbaland recently posted a photo of Aaliyah on his Instagram, saying that he is often asked if he has any never-before-heard music from the cherished late singer. In the caption, he confirmed that he does have unreleased tracks from Baby Girl and promises a sneak peek is on its way.
Timbaland first worked with Aaliyah when he and Missy Elliot co-produced most of her second album, One in a Million, and the three became close friends and frequent collaborators. This year, Timbaland produced a remake of the album’s title track for rising singer and rapper, Tink. The original tune, was at the top of the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for eight weeks in 1996 t0 1997, reports Billboard.
In 2001, Aaliyah died in a plane crash when she was traveling from the Bahamas where she had filmed the video for her song, “Rock the Boat.” This month marks the 14th anniversary of her death.
Psssh Timbaland, what an IDIOT! Continuing to hold on to unreleased tracks from the late, great Aaliyah. Every one knows that nothing can increase your popularity and notoriety like your own untimely death. Those records are virtual gold mines. 10x more valuable then any single track that Aaliyah dropped when she was still a living, breathing human being. A bunch of seeds that could grow into a nice big money tree and Timbaland just refuses to plant them.
Oh, what's that you say? Timbaland is worth $80 million dollars and about to go through a gruesome divorce. His wife isn't about to 'Rock The Boat', she's about to throw on an eye patch and pilfer that motherfucker for every last shred of currency it possesses. You don't make yourself more valuable when you are going through divorce proceedings. Timbaland has just been saving up these tracks for a rainy day. Come on, a multimillion dollar hip-hop producer? He was bound to do run into a situation where his finances were compromised. Let your wife make off with a couple million and then refill that void with the proceeds of a dead woman's greatest unheard hits. It's genius. His wife is rummaging through his entire deck, but Timbaland has got the Ace of Spades in his back pocket. Sure, he'll pay for the kids, whether they are his or not, but those sticky fingers ain't smudging the back of the platinum album Timbo has on deck. That's what we call a long term asset. A long term asset that won't be monetized until after Timbaland's wife runs roughshod on his bank account. Timbaland may have left us without a dope beat to step to, but it will allow him to avoid a bad beat of his own.