Timbaland shares unreleased Aaliyah track 'Shakin'

By Wade Sheridan  |  Dec. 28, 2015 at 1:45 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Timbaland has released a previously unused track featuring deceased songstress Aaliyah entitled "Shakin."

The duet released on Christmas Day, featuring production and vocals from Timbaland and rapper Strado, is part of the producers new 16-track mixtape, King Stays King. According to Billboard, the release acts as a preview for Timbaland's upcoming album, Textbook Timbo.

Earlier this year, Timbaland teased fans that he had in his possession unreleased songs from Aaliyah writing on Instagram, "People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we haven't heard !!!!!well the answer is YES!!!!!!!!"

Timbaland also shared the song on Twitter writing on Christmas Eve alongside a link to download the free mixtape, "Aaliyah, this is for you baby."

Aaliyah tragically died in a plane crash at the age of 22 on Aug. 25, 2001. Throughout her career Aaliyah and Timbaland collaborated on notable songs such as "Try Again," "Are You That Somebody," and "I Am Music."

Since her death, Timbaland has continued to post photos and share memories of the singer on social media along with calling out fellow artists Chris Brown and Drake for using her vocals in their songs. In 2013, Timbaland mentioned to Revolt TV that "People always say, 'I'm going to do a song with Aaliyah.' It will never work. Chris Brown got a record, it won't work. Drake can go do a record with Aaliyah, it ain't gonna work. Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me."

Back in August, Janet Jackson paid respects to Aaliyah by sharing a heartfelt note she penned on the 14th anniversary of her death.

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