Aaliyah may have passed before her time but thanks to a new Drake single released on Monday her memory lives on through posthumous song.
The Young Money rapper dropped “Enough Said” which features Aaliyah’s smooth R&B voice.
Drake had been preparing the track for quite some time now and told UK’s Tim Westwood in April:
“I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon. Some special things. Great things man. Great things for music, period.”
Drake didn’t give any further information at that time which led to plenty of speculation.
The song features a smooth R&B groove with Drake providing his signature verse stylings over an Aaliyah backed chorus. With both singer and rapper carrying their own distinct styles its a song worth hearing. The song is mellow with Drake rapping for about a minute and a half while Aaliyah and a smooth beat dominate the rest of the track.
Released just 24 hours ago the song is already racking up hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube and through various music streaming services.
Take a listen below, just beware the song may be NSFW based on some of the explicit lyrics heard throughout:
Aaliyah passed away in a plane crash 11 years ago this month and this song shows that her voice transcends more than a decade while still providing a landscape for rappers to lay down their verses while her smooth voice brings continuity to the song.
What do you think of “Enough Said” is it is fitting tribute to the deceased star?