Rapper Drake has made no bones about his adulation for deceased singer, Aaliyah. He even recently had a second tattoo dedicated to her- his first being a picture of her face on his back (!)- down the side of his torso.
Being such a prominent source of inspiration on his own career, it's little wonder that he would eventually create a song that featured Aaliyah. I just imagined that when that day came it would involve sampling material that was already out there! Instead, Drake has managed to get his hands on some unheard, unreleased material and created the "duet" Enough Said using it.
Its been over a decade since the star died in a tragic plane crash, and since then her family, as well friend and producer Timbaland, have resisted releasing further material (which apparently there is plenty of) by Aaliyah. This being the case, it's odd that someone unconnected to the family (i.e Drake) has taken it on himself to do so.
It doesn't stop there, though. Drake is reportedly planning on releasing a whole album of new Aaliyah material- Lord only knows where he's getting those tracks from. It's not surprising Timbaland had something to say about this;
I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if [Drake] do it, it should be with me and him, and Missy. I don’t know what’s going on. For it to be on his record, that would not be right.Source: Popcrush
About Enough Said, itself? Well I can't deny it's good to hear Aaliyah's velvety voice on something new- her lower range was sounding strong on this recording- but the release isn't a revelation, or even comparable to the material already out there by the the alternative Rnb Diva.
Also, the whole thing is a little creepy, and slightly obsessive, but I think at the very least Enough Said will turn some young listeners on to the Über-talented Aaliyah, so that'll be a good thing to come out of this. Still, I can't help thinking, on behalf of Aaliyah: