After Sunday’s OVOFest in Toronto, Drake spoke to Much Music about the new posthumous Aaliyah single “Enough Said,” that features his verse and Noah “40″ Shebib‘s beat. But more importantly, Drake made a definitive claim on him and 40′s involvement in the overall Aaliyah project…calling their role “commanding.”

“…the people around [Aaliyah], everybody from her family to her old management and label, were just like, ‘If there’s anybody out who can do it right now, it’s you and 40.’…”

UPDATE: Billboard confirms via Blackground Records that Drake and 40 are officially co-executive producing the album along with the label itself.

Watch Drake speak on the Aaliyah project, and his thoughts on who else should be involved…
After the jump

Drake talks to T-RexXx/Much Music (spotted at Mr. X)

Drake:

It’s all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding, and 40 is just doing some incredible incredible music right now. To get 13-14 new Aaliyah songs, everybody should be excited.

It’s not about me, and it’s not about 40, it’s really about her and her fans…and us just getting an opportunity to give you something that we feel is great. And you know, the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were just like, ‘If there’s anybody out who can do it right now, it’s you and 40. And it was an honor to pull in some classic people, like anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career, we hope to have them involved. So it’s great to have a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything.

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