Sun 5 Aug 2012
Given the uproar over the rumors that Drake would be executive-producing a new posthumous Aaliyah album, I can’t wait to hear what everyone says about Drake’s new
single appearance on Aaliyah’s first ever posthumous single, “Enough Said.” The Noah “40” Shebib-produced track opens with unreleased Aaliyah Houghton vocals, like a echo from the great beyond. Even the song’s artwork is a tribute to her first initial (with a bit of NASA influence thrown in)….but notice in the left corner….that Blackground logo? That’s the imprint run by Aaliyah’s uncle and cousin (Barry and Jomo Hankerson). So that’s who’s green lighting this project. I’m interested to hear what Timbaland and Missy will have to say. But aside from the emotions involved, the song is quite nice.
UPDATE: Oh wait, Mr. X just corrected me…this is Aaliyah’s single, featuring Drake. (I amended the copy above) So not only is the posthumous project real, but Drake seems to be establishing his involvement off the jump.
Listen to Aaliyah feat. Drake “Enough Said”…
After the jump
Aaliyah featuring Drake, “Enough Said” (produced by Noah “40” Shebib)
(The audio here is lovely but very short, so I wonder if there’s a longer version? And I’m assuming Drake will also perform this live tonight at his OVOfest show…that should be amazing. Mr. North will be there with the updates)
(props to Mr X for the audio and artwork)
Here’s the rumor report about Aaliyah’s upcoming project and Drake’s involvement.
Meanwhile, in an older interview with the Breakfast Club, Aaliyah’s lifelong producer and friend Timbaland had this reaction to Drake involvement rumors:
“I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if [Drake] do it, it should be with me and him, and Missy. I don’t know what’s going on. For it to be on his record, that would not be right.“
What do you think about the fact that Aaliyah’s family (Blackground Records) seems to be moving forward without Tim and Missy?
Drake has made no secret of his Aaliyah-obsession, with open lettersopen letters on the anniversary of her death and back tattoos of her face. See the photos here.
Drake to Appear on New Aaliyah Single?.
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Video: J.Cole pays respect with an Aaliyah Medley.
Missy Elliott remembers Aaliyah & Drake writes an open letter on Nine Year Anniversary.