Aaliyah. (Diane L. Cohen/Getty Images)
Drake. (Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
Eleven years after her tragic death, Aaliyah's voice is still alive. A posthumous album featuring demo tracks that never made it on to the self-titled album she released just weeks before she died in an August 2001 plane crash at the age of 22 have been cobbled together and is expected to be released very soon. On Monday, the first single, "Enough Said," which features Drake, was leaked online by its producer Noah "40" Shebib. The song, although somewhat catchy, is not the best example for the memory of the late singer — who had 13 Top 20 hits and sold 27 million albums — but fans will likely still be happy they're getting some new Aaliyah music.
WARNING: Song features explicit language
Still, not everyone has been pleased with how the project has been handled. For starters, it does not feature the two people who famously worked with Aaliyah on many of her biggest hits: Missy Elliott and Timbaland. After Drake, a mega Aaliyah fan who has a tattoo of her face on his back, revealed in March that he was working on her new music, Timbaland told Power 105.1, "If he do it, it should be with me and Missy. The proper way for him to do that would be for me, him, and Missy to be all on the record. But to put it on his record would just not be right."
The record has also not been sanctioned by her family. Her brother, Rashad Haughton, whose voice is so similar to his late sister's that he did her retakes for the 2002 film "Queen of the Damned" after her death, made that fact clear on Twitter: "No official album [is] being released and supported by the Haughton family."
What do you think of the song? Does Timbaland have a point?
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