Over the weekend we learned that rapper Drake has taken the reigns on the forthcoming new album release by the late singer Aaliyah which is supposedly due out soon. As you may recall, back in March it was reported that a collection of new, previously unreleased material from Aaliyah would be released on a new album. It was assumed that Timbaland would produce that album. We now know that Drake has, instead, been asked to take control of the project and today we get our first listen of new Aaliyah music. As you might expect, this new song — titled Enough Said — features Drake on guest rap vocals. Take a listen below.
This artwork has been released in conjunction with this new track but it’s unclear if this is the single art for the song Enough Said or if it’s going to be used as the artwork for the forthcoming Aaliyah album. My guess is that it will be used as the single art but I think it would work well as the album cover, too. As for the song, you can listen to it in full here:
OMG, hearing Aaliyah’s voice again gives me chills. As happy as I am to have “new” music from her, it’s really sad to consider what a crazy talent we lost when she died. As for the Drake contribution to the song, well, I’m not crazy about it. I can REALLY do without his insipid “Yo, wass up” chant over and over again. The rap part, again, feels unnecessary to me … but it’s clear that the song is unfinished so I guess there needs to be the added vocal. Personally, I think it would be better if Timbland or Missy Elliott were involved in this project. They nurtured Aaliyah’s career when she was alive, it only seems right for them to have a hand in her work now. What do you think of this song? Are you impressed? Having heard this Aaliyah/Drake collaboration, do you think he is the right guy to oversee the release of Aaliyah’s new album?