Drake Confirms New Aaliyah Album For 2012
Drake has confirmed plans to release a new Aaliyah album later this year.
The rapper and producer Noah '40' Shebib recently unveiled new song 'Enough Said' by the late singer and plan on completing a full album of new tracks by the end of 2012.
"People should be really excited," Drake told MuchMusic. "People thought it was my single; it's not my single.
"It's all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding and 40's just doing some incredible music right now."
Despite reports that Aaliyah's family have not been involved with the project, Drake insisted that those closest to the star have given their blessing to the new collection.
"To get 13, 14 new Aaliyah songs, everybody should be excited. It's not about me. It's not about 40. It's about her and her fans and us just getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great," he said.
"And the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were like, 'If there's anyone out that can do it right now, it's [you] and 40'.
"And that was an honour and we're going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career we definitely hope to have them involved."
Drake added: "So it's great. You get a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything."