News: New Aaliyah Album Confirmed to be in the Works by Producer on Project

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The news all 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 “” album (“I Refuse, “What If”), 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:)”, Tweeted 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. It’s always been rumored that she left many unreleased tracks in the archives that she recorded prior to her passing, so it’s fair to assume we should expect some of those on here. Stay tuned to YouKnowIGotSoul for more details on the album.


  1. sabahattin March 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    hopefully this is true… first we need a confirmation or statement from her record label or her brother asap… then i will believe it 100%
    do you guys remember the movie thing? it didn’t happen and everybody was dissappointed.

  2. Chet March 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks for being the first to break this. You made my day, literally! I hope Blackground gives it the proper promotion it deserves and puts some good money into it.

  3. Anon March 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    This is great news! I’m sure Aaliyah left 20 or so unreleased records behind Hopefully R Kelly will give up the records he did with her in 93-95.

    Also, it was mentioned that Aaliyah worked on a few records but never got around to finishing them (“Time” being one of the last records she recorded). I wonder how will they fill that void.

    Also, let’s hope they don’t try to put a new beat over the records.

  4. jeremydante March 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    i hope this is true. i wish there was a statement like someone else commented. there is no reputable source & people say things on twitter all the time.

  5. sabahattin March 5, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    statement by rashad (her brother) via twitter: “there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.”!/RAD_6

    • mike March 5, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

      the family doesnt have the rights just her record company does her brother probably doesnt know anything bout it and j-dub is a producer for her record company

      • Rico Coracao March 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

        this is 100% true but lot of young people not understand this, its like somebody asked my father if i will upload a new clip at youtube :D
        i believe Walker not told lies via twitter, he is a well known producer

  6. D'Anthony March 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I am patiently waiting for her unheard material. To this day steady ground is still in heavy rotation in addition to her other tracks. Love o hear Static’s demos of her stuff wish his blog was still active. I truly miss this lady all around. Any news is good new regardless, she is still relevant today, post and comments prove that. RIP Aaliyah, thank you for being you! RIP Static Major & Aaliyah. Live on in our hearts always…

  7. Lavonne March 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Love My sister alway

  8. Nicole March 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    hi, im from the Netherlands..And I just read this news,im so happy about it and I realy hope this is true!! a lot of people will be very happy about it (all over the world) not just me, I will be here waiting for her Album … hope it’s true… Love u <3 R.I.P. Aaliyah! <3

  9. Tyler Kochman March 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    From what I’d heard Missy Elliott alone had worked on 52 unreleased songs off her second album alone, so there are a lot of unreleased songs by Aaliyah. Some have been confirmed to have been recorded for her third album (but never made the release), and a few more were going to be released on soundtracks prior to her death. So yeah, there should have already been more releases, and I hope there will be a release. A properly promoted one, and at that make sure it is as proper a CD as humanly can be released. I hope it will be great. RIP Aaliyah. Also, I think it’d be cool if Missy, Timbaland, Lil Kim, DMX, and others work together on an Aaliyah remix album. That would be really phenomenal as well.

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