Drake to Produce Aaliyah's Posthumous Album?
Drake Rumored to be Producing Aaliyah Collection
Drake's love for Aaliyah runs deep -- so deep that he'll be producing her new posthumous album.
Drake's Enough Said dropped earlier this week, featuring a previously unreleased vocal track from Aaliyah, and leading to buzz that a new record could be in the works.
Who better to take the lead on that than Drake, who the Los Angeles Times' Entertainment section reports is set to produce a collection of Aaliyah songs.
Aaliyah friend and contributor Timbaland told New York's Power 105.1 radio, "I know they're trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if he do do it, it should be with me and him and Missy [Elliott]. I don't know what's going on, but the proper way to do that would be for me, him and Missy to be all on the record. I produce it. But to put it on his album or to put it on his record or whatever, however it be, it would just not be right."
Since that interview, Drake did reach out to Timbaland, who will reportedly produce two songs on the Aaliyah album.
Aaliyah's family is not involved with a new posthumous album -- nor are they supporting it, as The Guardian reports that Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton noted, "There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family."
The family posed these questions on Facebook: "Do you want a [new] Aaliyah album? If so, who should executive produce it or be featured on it? The Haughton family would love to hear what her FANS have to say."
Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001.