New details surrounding the unexpected release of late singer Aaliyah’s Drake-assisted “Enough Said” record and what involvement her longtime friend/producer Timbaland may have on a posthumous album have surfaced.
According to reports, Drizzy is not responsible for leaking the new track and Timbo will be involved in a new Aaliyah LP.
According to our source, “Enough Said” was released by Aaliyah’s own label, Blackground Records, which is run by her uncle Barry Hankerson. The song wasn’t leaked by Drake. As for how involved Drake is, I’m hearing he’s only on one song right now. But that Noah “40? Shebib is producing a majority of the tracks. I’m actually looking forward to what 40 does with these unreleased vocals. His sound seems like a good match. But for all the fans who cant imagine a Aaliyah project without the input of Timbaland and Missy Elliott…great news! I’m hearing that Tim is getting involved. So far I’m hearing he’s producing 2 songs. Hopefully there will be more and Missy will be in there too! Timbaland recent told me that he and Missy are already done recording their joint album. (Miss Info TV)
Yesterday, Drake took to his OVO Music Festival to publicly unveil the track.
Drake headlined his third annual OVO Festival in his hometown of Toronto on Sunday night (August 5) with guests like Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg as his reggae alter-ego Snoop Lion, French Montana, Meek Mill and singer The Weeknd all sharing the stage with him. And as promised, Drake unleashed his featured guest appearance on Aaliyah’s posthumous single, “Enough Said,” debuting it as part of his huge concert last night. It has previously been reported that Drizzy would be executive-producing the late and loved singer’s posthumous album and “Enough Said” seems to be the first listen off the project. (XXL Mag)
Prior to the performance, the record premiered online Sunday afternoon.
Drake released his first track with the late Aaliyah , ‘Enough Said.’ How does it fare? Probably better than most people expected. “Can’t you talk to me? / Tell me what you need,” Aaliyah pleads over a soft, somewhat minimalist beat. Yes, Drizzy can. The Toronto-bred MC, who has a tattoo of the fallen starlet on his back, spits an entire verse on why his life is tough, asking, “Is this even a discussion?” he rants. “Don’t you ever wake up disgusted? / Every million I get an enemy or a cousin.” Aw, Drake! Your life is so hard! The track sounds like traditional Aaliyah, with the stunner’s signature smooth, soft vocals. Early in the tune, Drake asks, “What’s up?” over and over like a hype man who doesn’t know how to listen, while Aaliyah harmonizes with herself, dropping her signature coos over “Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.” The song doesn’t sound like it’d be out of place next to her hits like ‘Are You That Somebody’ or ‘Rock the Boat,’ though it’s most reminiscent of ‘We Need a Resolution.’ (Pop Crush)
A few days ago, Grammy-winning producer Timbaland weighed in on reports of Drizzy’s involvement in a posthumous album.
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)