News: Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Sidekick Christens The Next Aaliyah
Friday, Feb 21, 2014 10:00AM
Young Money star Drake's go-to producer Noah "40" Shebib may have to start watching his phone after publicly comparing soulful singer Jhené Aiko to late music icon Aaliyah.
While Noah pointed out Aiko's sound is unique, he could not help but align the crooner to the late songbird.
Noah "40? Shebib agrees that Jhene Aiko is Drake's "musical soulmate", and even went as far as to compare the "From Time" vocalist to Aaliyah. "She has a very beautiful, very unique voice," complimented the Nothing Was The Same producer. "She's not a big powerhouse Beyoncé vocalist but she has something like Aaliyah. She has a tone that's beautiful, recognizable and very much her." (XXL Mag)
When asked about her professional bond to Drake, Aiko recently proclaimed they were musical soulmates.
Jhené Aiko has found her match in Drake. During Power 106?s "Valentine's Crush" concert in L.A., the "Bed Peace" singer opened up about her connection with the Canadian rapper, who she collaborated and toured with last year. "I think that he is probably like my musical soulmate," she told Rap-Up TV. "I just feel like our voices compliment each other, our writing styles, all of that." Last month, Jhené joined Drake while performing "From Time" on "SNL." "I'm not really used to cameras yet and TV performance-type things, so I was just like super nervous," she admitted. "I think it came out good." (Rap-Up)
Earlier this month, Aiko resorted to her Twitter page and informed the world she was not expecting kids anytime soon following rumors of being pregnant from Drizzy.
"i'm not pregnant , kids . Now run along and enjoy your Friday ! and as my 4th grade teacher use to say .... " go forth and be a blessing "," she wrote February 7. (Jhene Aiko's Twitter)
Last month, 40 spoke out on a posthumous Aaliyah project never fully coming together.
"Aaliyah's label Blackground--the Hankersons, her uncle and cousin--came to me and said if she was around she'd want you to do this [posthumous] project. I've been obsessed with Aaliyah forever, and I know Drake has his relationship with her. But that opportunity was mine. Drake said, "Can I do it with you?" and I was like, "Of course, we'll do it together." The world reacting to Drake's involvement so negatively, I just wanted nothing to do with it. That was a very sad experience for me. I was naïve to the politics surrounding Aaliyah's legacy and a bit ignorant to Timbaland's relationship and everybody else involved and how they'd feel." (VIBE)
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