In another life, Drake would have definitely wifed up Aaliyah.
Earlier this week, he posted a song to his blog titled, ‘Enough Said’ featuring the late singer’s vocals, just a few weeks after rumors started swirling that he would be executive producing a posthumous album by her. This leaves so many questions like how exactly Drizzy has gained access and clearance to her records. And we already sort of know what Timbaland thinks of this [Back in April, he told the Breakfast Club, 'If [Drake] do it, it should be with me and him and Missy. The best decision what the fans would want to see is all three of us. It can’t be something to make money off of because I think it’s wrong to make money off the dead.]
Nevertheless, The Drake and Aaliyah combo may come out kind of ill. [He's probably working on her hologram as we speak].
Yassss Drake! You better show off that six pack you’ve been working so hard to get. He’s been drinking his milk!
Last night, Drizzy and special guests Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill and more shut down the city of Toronto for the third annual OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheater. Drake provided a night of beautiful memories as he performed a two hour set, complete with tracks from his ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape as well as his latest, ‘Take Care’.
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj’s boots were Everything!
Drake doesn’t need your approval of a new Aaliyah posthumous album. He has the blessings of the fam, her former management and her label so the rumored project is a GO!
In an interview with Much Music conducted backstage at the OVO Fest this weekend, Drake confirmed that he is working on an Aaliyah album with his producer Noah ’40′ Shebib, the project will be released this year and he’s hoping to get everyone that was essential to her career involved (including Missy and Tim).
People should be excited [about the new 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. 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 it was an honor to pull in some classic people, like anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career, we hope to have them involved. So it’s great to have a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything.
Just a few days ago, her brother updated Aaliyah’s official facebook (which has 1.6 million fans) with a message that said that there would not be an Aaliyah album released supported by the family. Now that Drake has confirmed his involvement, there’s some huge mystery of whether her brother is running her page or if there is someone else running it and copying and pasting old tweets from his twitter page.
The nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are in! And Drake is nominated for five awards. Congrats Drake!
The award show will air on Thursday, September 6th in Los Angeles at 8pm EST. Make sure you go to vote for Drake everyday.
Drake’s five nominations:
Best Hip-Hop Video (HYFR feat. Lil Wayne) Vote!
Best Male Video (Take Care feat. Rihanna) Vote!
Best Art Direction (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Best Cinematography (Take Care feat. Rihanna)
Video Of The Year (Take Care feat. Rihanna) Vote!