Timbaland will be gifting timelines with new tunes this Christmas. The Grammy-winning producer and Empire‘s resident beat smith announced his Kings Stay Kings mixtape, featuring a slew of note-worthy collaborators.
The 16-track mixtape will feature collaborations with Mila J (“Get No Betta”), Young Thug (“Didn’t Do It”), Blaze, Rich Homie Quan (“Servin’) and — wait for it — Aaliyah. According to a press release, there will be an unheard track from the late songstress, who teamed with Timbaland for some of her biggest hits including “Are You That Somebody?” and “Try Again.”
The follow-up project to Timbo’s 2009 relase Shock Value II caps a banner year for the Virginia native, who serves as executive music producer for Lee Daniels’ hit show Empire and released a memoir called The Emperor of Sound.
Kings Stay Kings will arrive Dec. 25.