Drake releases posthumous Aaliyah song
Drake has debuted a single featuring the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
As the Toronto MC was preparing to take the stage at his annual OVO Festival in Toronto on Sunday (August), the song "Enough Said" appeared on his October's Very Own blog.
Produced by his go-to collaborator Noah "40" Shebib, it features a never-before-heard vocal by Aaliyah and a verse from Drake, who is also rumoured to be executive producing a posthumous Aaliyah album.
Reaction to the song has been mixed. Some critics argue that Drake, who is a huge Aaliyah fan and has a tattoo of her face on his back, never knew the star before her death in 2001 and thus should leave her memory alone.
In an interview with New York radio station Power 105.1, Aaliyah's producer and friend Timbaland said that if Drake wants to move forward with an Aaliyah project, it should involve himself and Missy Elliott, two of her most frequent collaborators.
"I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if [Drake] do it, it should be with me and him, and Missy," he said. "I don't know what's going on. The proper way to do that would be for me, him and Missy to be all on the record. For it to be on his record, that would not be right."
Listen to "Enough Said" here.
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