Family & Fans React To New Song From Aaliyah And Drake : Family Not Supporting Album

Drake’s involvement in Aaliyah’s new posthumous single “Enough Said” is getting mixed reviews from fans online.  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.  But not everyone is on board.  Twitter-user @tiphonic said “Drake’s obsession” with Aaliyah — he sports two tattoos honoring the singer — is a little scary.  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.  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.  However, the record and its possible production team have yet to be confirmed.

reports over the past few weeks there has been talks of an Aaliyah posthumous album (executive produced by Drake and his producing partner Noah ’40′ 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 Aaliyah’s ‘One In A Million’ album, should be involved in the project.

Truthfully, we could probably all agree that an Aaliyah album at this point would be sketchy, no matter who produces it.  All of the material she recorded is over a decade old and are probably leftover scraps that didn’t make her album or unfinished songs. Case in point: Her verses on the newly released track, ‘Enough said‘ with Drake sound as though they were unfinished.

At any rate, her brother Rashad, hopped on her facebook page yesterday and claimed there is no Aaliyah album in the works that is endorsed by her family.

“there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.” –Rashad Haughton (regarding upcoming album release rumors)

That’s confusing since her label’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.  This could have all been Rashad’s  way of saying that the project (which may be in production) is not supported by her immediate family.

Over on Miss Info, a solid source told her that the posthumous project is in the works and Timbaland is producing at least two songs.

On her facebook, Aaliyah’s brother also shut down rumors of a biopic in production by first posing the question, ‘Biopic Yes or No?’ and then posting,

“No female I’ve seen can play my sister.” -Rashad

As a fan, I’d definitely like to see a movie. I’m on the fence concerning an album though…



One response to “Family & Fans React To New Song From Aaliyah And Drake : Family Not Supporting Album”

  1. Crystal says:

    Drake needs to knock it off and Aaliyah legacy live, we don’t need him to make money off Aaliyah. He does too much. I feel its disrespectful

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