The Weeknd Joins Aaliyah On “Poison” Single

blame it on Meka December 17, 2021

It took forever, but in 2021 the full catalog of Aaliyah would be released on all streaming platforms.

Barry Hankerson, the singer’s uncle who has been in control of her masters since her sophomore album One In A Million, has partnered his Blackground Records label with independent company EMPIRE to put Aaliyah’s catalog via the label onto the streaming platforms. However, Aaliyah’s estate — ran by her immediate family — weren’t entirely thrilled by the news, voicing their opposition to how the music was released, as well as the possibilities of “unauthorized projects targeted to tarnish” coming out.

Well, Hankerson — who has been reportedly in the studio overseeing work on posthumous Aaliyah music with features from Drake, Future, and others — has now released the first single from that project. Alongside The Weeknd, the track “Poison” has been released. Looks like that posthumous album is on the way…