News: Drake Promises "Great Aaliyah News" Coming Soon [Video]

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 12:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money rapper Drake has the Internet in a frenzy after promising to deliver some "great" news on late R&B singer Aaliyah.

In a recent interview with radio personality Tim Westwood, Drizzy hinted at something big stirring up.

Drake touched on having "special things" related to Aaliyah coming up when speaking to Tim Westwood. "I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon," Drake told Westwood. "Just some special things. Just gave you that, just a little. Because I said, I'm with Westwood, so I can't not... But great things, great things for music, period." (The Juice)

This has already led to speculation of Drake getting involved in a posthumous Aaliyah project.

A reliable source with inside knowledge of the situation told HipHopDX that the Young Money rapper, who has a tattoo of the songstress on his back, will sit at the helm for her new LP. Details surrounding the album are scarce, but in March, producer Jeffrey "J. Dub" Walker said that an unreleased song titled "Steady Ground" will appear on the project. Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton, later said that no such album was in the works. (HHDX)

Last year, Drizzy got a tattoo of the late singer placed on his back.

Drake may have the flimsiest hand in Hip-Hop, yet the rapper keeps a firm grip as he flexes in this new gym shot. The Young Money superstar has been working up a sweat as he prepares to take his 'Club Paradise' tour on the road, sharing his progress with fans on picture platform, Instagram. Kudos on the svelte physique, but those tattoo's (Aaliyah one included). No. (That Grape Juice)

No stranger to showing affection toward her, the rapper penned an open letter in Aaliyah's honor two years ago.

"I've never lost a parent, a friend, or a lover but I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. I remember getting the news that you had passed and it connected with my heart like a clean shot from Muhammad Ali. I was crushed. Not only was I one of your biggest fans but I was truly in love with you. I loved the way you carried yourself, the way you dressed, the confidence with which you addressed passion and relationships in your music. I said to myself that even if we never met, I wanted a woman in my life just like you. I am pained that we will never get to connect now that music ended up being my career path. But you should know, we all listen to you everyday and we remain inspired and moved by all that you've given the world. I hope I make the right life choices so I can end up in heaven where I know you rest your head. I'll continue to make music in your honor until the day we finally meet. Dinner's on me!" (Rap Radar)

Check out Drake's interview below:

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