The news that Drake plans on executive producing a posthumous Aaliyah album has been received with mixed emotions. Some saying that they love the thought of new music from the late singer, and others feeling that her legacy should be left alone.
Despite reports that hit the net earlier this week that Aaliyah’s brother updated her official Facebook page (which is now being questioned if it’s actually her brother running it), stating that there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family; Drake confirmed in a backstage interview with Much Music at the OVO fest this past weekend, that he has blessings from Aaliyah’s family, former management, and label to move forward with the project.
People should be really excited man…a lot of people thought it was my single, it’s not my single. It’s all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding and 40 is just doing some incredible, incredible music right now. Yea, so you know, to get 13-14 new Aaliyah songs everybody should be excited.
It’s not about me, and it’s not about 40, it’s really about her and her fans and us just getting an opportunity to give you something that we feel is great – and you know, the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were just like, ‘If there’s anybody out who can do it right now, it’s you and 40.‘ And that was an honor to pull in some classic people, like anybody who used to work with Aaliyah or that was essential in her career, we definitely hope to have them involved. So it’s great to have a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything.
What are your thoughts on a new Aaliyah album?
Check out Drake’s interview below.
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