Drake Getting Involved in New Aaliyah Posthumous Album
Could Aaliyah be the next artist to have unreleased tracks revisited, polished, and released? That appears to be a tenuous possibility. According to HipHopDX, Drake, a source revealed, is reportedly executive producing a posthumous album from the late singer. The Young Money rapper, as well, is expected to feature vocals from Aaliyah on a track set to debut on August 5 at OVO Festival 2012.
Drake coming onto the project is just the latest news regarding an Aaliyah posthumous release. Earlier this year, producer Jeffrey “J. Dub” Walker stated that an unreleased track, titled “Steady Ground,” would appear on such a record. However, Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton dispelled such rumors, telling the press no such release is in the works.
Drake additionally hinted at a project involving Aaliyah in March. At the time, he said: “I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon. Just some special things. Just gave you that, just a little. Because I said, I’m with Westwood, so I can’t not. But great things, great things for music, period.”
Drake has previously sampled Aaliyah in his material and has a tattoo of the singer on his back.
As far as Drake’s career is concerned, issues with YMCMB are surfacing. While he has made no direct statements, James “Jas” Prince – who found Drake – claims that he and the rapper have not seen any earnings and, in response, filed a lawsuit. Prince apparently introduced Drake to Young Money and was promised by Cortez Bryant, Gerald Roberson, and Derrick Lawrence, and their respective firms, to split the profits from Drake’s earnings.
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