September 01, 2012 03:24:46 GMT
The artwork features an image from her last music video 'Rock the Boat' and the album is set to be released in 2013.
Despite the late artist's family speaking out against it, Aaliyah's posthumous album is definitely in the works. In fact, her uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, posts an official cover art of the said album along with a hint about the possible release date of the album.
The album cover shows the image of the singer as she swims to the surface of the ocean in her last video "Rock the Boat". Barry tweets, "Aaliyah posthumous 2013 16 unreleased tracks produced by @Drake @OVO40 Enough said' #TeamAaliyah RT."
In an interview with MuchMusic, Drake opened up about the album containing the late songstress' music that he's working on. He says, "People should be really excited man. A lot of people thought it was my single, it's not my single. It's all off an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding, and 40's just doing some incredible, incredible music right now."
Although news has been running around regarding Missy Elliott and Timbaland's participation in the said album, Missy's manager, Mona Scott-Young, said that the duo did not have any plans of participating in the project.
She said in a statement, "We've seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated."
Aaliyah passed away on August 25, 2001 together with eight other people on board, because of plane crash. She was 22.