Few were more crushed than Timbaland when his creative partner Aaliyah met her tragic demise in 2001. In August, Timbo alerted fans that he was sitting on unreleased Baby Girl music. He delivered on his promise with "Shakin,'" a track on his Christmas mixtape King Stays King that features a new verse and chorus from the late singer.
Aaliyah still sounds fire in 2015, crooning softly over a bed of strings and Timbaland's signature panned drums. On the chorus she engages in a call-and-response with Timmy Tim associate Strado, who also delivers a verse of his own.
Baby, you nasty boy, it's been a minute
And I could say my life has changed, since you hit it, hit it
This is your strongest trait, you work the middle
While they say I'm sprung, I'll say, maybe a little