[artist id=”2545682″]Drake[/artist] has always had love for Aaliyah. Over the weekend, another song from the Toronto MC’s forthcoming debut, Thank Me Later, leaked online, this one featuring a sample of the late singer’s voice.
“Unforgettable,” produced by Noah “40” Shebib, also features Young Jeezy. The number begins with Aaliyah softly cooing, “Let me know,” over and over, part of her refrain from “(At Your Best) You Are Love,” which was on her 1994 debut, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number.
“This is really one of my dumbest flows ever, I haven’t slept in days/ And me and my latest girl agreed to go our separate ways,” Drake raps on the track. “So I’m single, thinking about what we had in ’Missin’ You’/ But I ain’t saying I don’t got nothing for these bad bi—es, too.”
Late last year, Drake tweeted a message to fans, hinting that he had an homage to the “Rock the Boat” singer in the works. “I miss Aaliyah,” the rapper wrote in December. “I hope you hear the words in my music and smile knowing you inspired them all.”
Jeezy joins Drake on the number, and the two trade rhymes and co-anchor the chorus. “I’m just riding around the city with my hood on and my windows down/ Ask your girl, I’m the realest n—a she been around,” Jeezy raps on the hook. “When I pull up in something new and park it by the haters/ And when you get to talking about the greatest, I just hope that … ”
“I just hope that you think about me, you think of me, you think of me,” Drake then sings. ” ’Cause I’m trying to be unforgettable.”
“Unforgettable” is the latest Thank Me Later production to pop up online, joining the Lil Wayne-assisted “Miss Me” and Drake’s first two singles, “Over” and “Find Your Love.”
The star-studded track list for Drake’s debut was released last week and includes collaborations with Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.
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