December 25, 2015


Stream Timbaland's Aaliyah-Featured Mixtape

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Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic

As promised, producer extraordinaire Timbaland has delivered an epic Christmas present: His first-ever mixtape, King Stays King, is available to stream now on MyMixtapez and Audiomack. The 17-track set features a previously unheard collaboration with Aaliyah titled "Shakin," along with guest spots from 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan and Migos, among others.

Timbaland introduces the set with a boastful Christmas greeting, bragging about his influence on modern drum sounds and asking, "How the fuck can a king not stay king when he was born one?"

Naturally, one of the mixtape's highlights is the Aaliyah track, which finds the singer cooing, "Your lovemakin' / Got me shakin'" over some of the trademark Timbo percussion he mentioned in the intro. Curiously, the tracklist does not include previously announced "Smile On Yo Face" featuring Yo Gotti.