obsession affection for Aaliyah is no secret – his admiration for the late singer reflects many from his generation. But now some news has emerged that could see his fandom taken to the next level. According to HipHopDX (via VIBE), a “reliable source” has revealed that Drizzy will be executive producing Aaliyah’s upcoming (still unconfirmed) postumous album.
Moreover, their sources also reveal that Drake will be debuting his new single which will feature Aaliyah at the upcoming OVO Festival 2012. Potentially marking the second time her vocals have featured on his record.
Information on this is still very much unconfirmed but reports of an Aaliyah feature have been rife since Aubrey appeared on Tim Westwood’s radio show back in March during which he divuged “I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon. Just some special things. Just gave you that, just a little, because I said, I’m wish Westwood, so I can’t not. But great things, great things for music period”.
The feature seems plausible. It’s obviously happened before. And although it’s certain to ruffle some fuddy duddy feathers, could (if done right) be dope – hopefully it involves some previously unheard vocals. The “executive producer” report would also be interesting but after producer Jeffrey ‘J. Dub’ Walker prematurely tweeted that he’s contributing to a new posthumous project, Aaliyah’s brother quickly quashed sentiments, tweeting: “there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family”.
It’s worth noting – “executive producing” is very different to “producing”.
Time will tell.