Well things just aren’t looking up for Aaliyah’s upcoming posthumous album. Last week Drake and Aaliyah’s label Blackground stated that Missy Elliott and Timbaland would in fact contribute to the upcoming album. As of today that is now false according to a statement released by Missy Elliot’s Manager.
"Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project nor are there any plans at this time to participate," Mona Scott-Young, longtime manager for Missy Elliott, says. "We've seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated."
Clearly there is a lot of confusion and drama going on with this upcoming release. One being the fact Aaliyah’s brother said no one from his family supports this album. With Missy and Tim out the picture, I’m starting to wonder what is the purpose of releasing the album without two people who really helped Aaliyah’s career. Hopefully a lot of things get cleared up between everyone, because this album seems like a great idea if executed right.
Drake went ahead and broke Jay Z's record of 9 number one hits on the BIllboard R&B/Hip Hop chart with his recent track "No Lie" making him reach that tenth. According to the list, Drake has had 7 collaborations and 3 lead singles out of that ten. Jay-Z has 4 lead singles and 5 collabs for his nine. Coming behind Hov with the #3 spot on that list is Lil Wayne with 8 number one hits and Kanye at the 4 spot. The best part of this is that Drake hasn't even been in the game for 5 years yet. Congrats Drizzy!
With the recent release of “Enough Said”, Aaliyah’s label Blackground reached out to Biz confirming Drake and Noah ‘40’ Shebib as the executive producers for the upcoming album. The untitled album will feature 16 unreleased songs and fragments from the late singer's archive. Blackground plans to release the ablum by the end of this year.
This album should most certainly be hot. Drake and 40 almost never fail to deliver great material. Plus Timbaland and Missy Elliott are expected to contribute to the album as well.
The much rumored single from Drake & Aaliyah comes true above with the official stream and release of "Enough Said". This one's a smooth groove, established by a soothing production by 40, some pleasant vocals from the late Aaliyah, and a break-neck lyrical verse from Drake. I rocks with this. *Tibs Fav. status. What do you all think? Listen above/rate below!