News: Timbaland Addresses Drake's Rumored Aaliyah Album, Says Young Money Star Should Get Approval
Friday, Aug 3, 2012 11:29PM
Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has come forward to address recent rumors and speculation centered on Young Money's Drake allegedly putting together a posthumous Aaliyah album.
According to Timbo, Drizzy needs to reach out to him and longtime friend Missy Elliott if the album gossip is true.
Timbaland doesn't want Drake to do an Aaliyah album--unless he and Missy Elliott are involved. The super producer spoke with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club about the rumor that Drizzy is in talks to executive produce the album , and was pretty clear about all of the components that need to line up first. "I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if he do it, it should be with me and him, and Missy." Even though the YMCMB rapper allegedly contacted Aaliyah's estate over plans to make the project, Timbaland revealed that the 25-year-old has yet to reach out to him. "I don't know what's going on. The proper way to do that would be for me him and Missy to be all on the record." (HHW)
In a recent interview, Drake hinted at having some big Aaliyah-related news.
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)
Almost immediately, it 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)