According to HipHopDX, Drake has been selected by Aaliyah’s estate to executive produce the late singer’s next album. It’s also reported that Drake will sample the deceased singer on his new single, and will premiere the record this weekend at Toronto’s OVO Fest.
Last spring while overseas, Drake hinted to Tim Westwood that he had some special plans related to the late singer in the works. â€œI have some great Aaliyah news coming soon,â€ he said. â€œJust some special things. Just gave you that, just a little. Because I said, I’m with Westwood, so I can’t not. But great things, great things for music, period.â€
Drake’s infatuation with Aaliyah has been apparent in his music since he dedicated his debut album, Thank Me Later, to the singer as well as sampling her single “At Your Best,” on the Yougn Jeezy-assisted record “Unforgettable.” Drake also has a tattoo of the singer’s face on his back. He is set to debut his new single at the OVO Festival, taking place this Sunday, August 5th, at Toronto, Canada’s Molson Amphitheatre.
Additionally, Drake, who sampled Aaliyahâ€™s â€œAt Your Best (You Are Love)â€ for his track â€œUnforgettable,â€ is reportedly set to feature her vocals on his upcoming single. He is set to debut the song at the OVO Festival, taking place this Sunday (August 5th) at Toronto, Canadaâ€™s Molson Amphitheatre.