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.
And now his Aaliyah obsession doesn’t seem as creepy. If he is indeed working on her project, he has spent enough time listening to her unreleased music over time to feel as though he has some sort of connection. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.