It doesn’t look like Drake is going to let a bit of criticism stop him from putting out Aaliyah collaborations. Last summer, the purveyor of the OVO Sound dropped “Enough Said” to the dismay of many and it seems like he has another duet in store.
On Tuesday morning (December 3), Drizzy posted a short video to his ChampagnePapi Instagram account where he and his members of his OVO squad were vibing out to an unreleased tune. Drake, who is currently going city to city on his Would You Like a Tour? Tour captioned the video “24 HOURS ON THIS BUS,” but didn’t give any more clues on the origins of the track or if it was even Aaliyah singing.
Unless the Nothing Was the Same MC enlisted a vocalist who could closely mimicking Aaliyah’s signature breathy whisper vocals, it is almost certain that he somehow collaborated with the late singer once again.
Drake’s admiration for Aaliyah was so strong that he got a tattoo of her face on his back in 2001, and after dropping “Enough Said” in 2012, news surfaced that Drake was slated to executive produce an upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album, but not everybody was excited. Timbaland, who really helped to shape the singer’s sound spoke out against the idea, as did Aaliyah’s friend, musical collaborator and “Romeo Must Die” co-star DMX.
“I’m kinda feelin’ some kinda way about the fact that you been commissioned, that you been blessed, you’ve been given the opportunity to do the Aaliyah album yet you don’t include anybody that she worked with personally,” X said when he appeared on “RapFix Live” in September 2012, noting that Drake never was a part of Aaliyah’s inner circle when she was alive.
There is no telling where this new song will end up, but Drake did promise to release four to five new songs before the end of 2013. “Not an EP, but maybe a blog thing like how I did ‘Versace,’ ‘The Motion,’ all of those in one night. I’ll probably do ‘Trophies’ and three or four other records,” Drizzy told Vibe.com about the unreleased songs that he plans to drop before the year is done. “[‘Wu-Tang Forever (remix)’] will probably come out with all that stuff — I hope. It’s on 40 [Noah Shebib]. He has all the verses.”