If there were any lingering doubts whether or not the controversial posthumous Aaliyah album was in the works, this should confirm it. Yesterday (Aug 31), Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager Barry Hankerson posted a picture via Twitter of what some are calling the actual cover art of the upcoming commemorative disc. “Aaliyah posthumous 2013 16 unreleased tracks produced by @Drake @OVO40 Enough said’ #TeamAaliyah RT,” he tweeted, never mentioning directly if the accompanying artwork is officially the chosen piece.
The ethereal image shows a faint shadow of the singer as she swam towards the surface of the ocean at the end of “Rock the Boat,” her last music video ever. The images of her face and the Aaliyah symbol are transposed on top, the whole cover dancing around variations of sterling silver tones.
No confirming words from other official sources regarding the cover’s imagery.