Drake’s involvement in Aaliyah’s new posthumous single “Enough Said” is getting mixed reviews from fans online.Â MTV News reports the pro-Drizzy crowd took to Twitter after the song was posted online this weekend, thanking the Toronto rapper for continuing the late R&B singer’s legacy.Â But not everyone is on board.Â Twitter-user @tiphonic said “Drake’s obsession” with Aaliyah — he sports two tattoos honoring the singer — is a little scary.Â Others also said frequent Aaliyah collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott should be involved in any new music from the singer, a point Timbaland agrees with.Â The producer said in an April radio interview that “it would not be right” for Drake to go forward with a new Aaliyah project without himself and Elliott.
“Enough Said” is rumored to be the first single from an entire posthumous album from Aaliyah, which Drake may be executive producing.Â However, the record and its possible production team have yet to be confirmed.
NecoleBitchie reports over the past few weeks there has been talks of an Aaliyah posthumousÂ albumÂ (executive produced by Drake and his producing partner Noah â€™40â€² Shebib) as well as talks of a biopic which has been going on for years. Then there has been the discussions on whether Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who produced the bulk of Aaliyahâ€™s â€˜One In A Millionâ€™Â album, should be involved in the project.
Truthfully, we could probably all agree that an AaliyahÂ albumÂ at this point would be sketchy, no matter who produces it.Â All of the material she recorded is over a decade old and are probably leftover scraps that didnâ€™t make herÂ albumÂ or unfinished songs. Case in point: Her verses on the newly released track, â€˜Enough saidâ€˜ with Drake sound as though they were unfinished.
At any rate, her brother Rashad, hopped on herÂ facebookÂ page yesterday and claimed there is no AaliyahÂ albumÂ in the works that is endorsed by her family.
â€œthere is no officialÂ albumÂ being released and supported byÂ the Haughton family.â€ –Rashad Haughton (regarding upcomingÂ albumÂ release rumors)
Thatâ€™s confusing since her labelâ€™s logo (ran by her uncle Barry Hankerson) was included on the official artwork that was released. That track was definitely endorsed by the label.Â This could have all been Rashadâ€™sÂ way of saying that the project (which may be in production) is not supported by her immediate family.
Over onÂ Miss Info, a solid source told her that the posthumous project is in the works and Timbaland is producing at least two songs.
On herÂ facebook, Aaliyahâ€™s brother also shut down rumors of a biopic in production by first posing the question, â€˜Biopic Yes or No?â€™ and then posting,
â€œNo female Iâ€™ve seen canÂ playÂ my sister.â€ -Rashad
As a fan, Iâ€™d definitely like to see a movie. Iâ€™m on theÂ fenceÂ concerning anÂ albumÂ thoughâ€¦