August 2, 2012


Is Drake Producing a New, Posthumous Aaliyah Album?

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage // Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Nearly 13 years ago, the music world took a major hit when R&B singer Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash at only 22 years old. Fans have always wondered what happened to unearthed Aaliyah material, and it's looking like Drake might be the person to introduce it to the public. (Which seems like a good fit seeing as he has a tattoo of Aaliyah's face on his back.)

Drake is set to hit the stage at Toronto's OVO Festival this weekend—alongside The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz—and sources claim he'll debut a new track featuring vocals by the late "Rock the Boat" singer. While the internet is sure to go nuts when/if that happens, it'll probably completely explode when Drake reveals that he'll be producing an upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album. 

Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Houghton, denied rumors of a posthumous Aaliyah album earlier this year, but when Drake spoke to British DJ Tim Westwood in March, the "Take Care" rapper mentioned some "special things" he was working on related to Aaliyah. A source close to HipHopDX claims one of those "special things" is an upcoming album. 

How do you feel about a posthumous Aaliyah album? Should Drake produce it? Let us know in the comment.