Rapper Drake is making good on a promise he made to U.K. radio personality Tim Westwood last April. While promoting his Club Paradise Tour overseas he said “I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon; some special things,” referring to the late songstress who died tragically in a plane crash on August 25, 2001.
He and producer Noah “40” Shebib have just released a new single called “Enough Said” under the late singer’s name. The song, which was unheard as of yet is part of a rumored posthumous album.
The track features Drake, but most of the song is dominated by Aaliyah, who starts off the single with a sound reminiscent of the late ’90s and early 2000’s R&B genre era.
Since the song’s release, Drake has received mixed reviews on Twitter: Some people applaud his effort to bring the late singer to the mainstream again, while others are commenting that the Young Money rapper has no business working on Aaliyah’s singles since he didn’t personally know her. Rather, many feel that producer Timbaland and rapper Missy Elliott, both of whom were friends and worked with the Aaliyah, should be involved with such a project.
Drake must have his own reasoning. As a fan he has expressed his admiration of the artist several times in the past and even got his second Aaliyah tattoo recently.
Give a listen to the track below and let us know what you think of the song, and Drake’s involvement with it.