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Timbaland to Produce Tracks on Drake's Aaliyah Album; AaliyahsGhost Doesn't Approve "Enough Said"

Drake debuted his oddly conceived and highly anticipated "duet" with late singer Aaliyah at Tronoto's OVO Festival on Sunday. We are a little horrified that the rapper, who never knew or worked with the siren, used her voice to create his own track. The song, "Enough Said," we think, was a terrible idea. 'Nuff said. But it was released on Aaliyah's label Blackground Records, run by her uncle Barry Hankerson yesterday, and the full-length album is on its way.

Today, we have to thank whoever created the Aaliyah's ghost Twitter account. Tasteless? Of course. Necessary? Yes. Popdust posted a link to the feed today, and though some of the tweets are a little extreme, someone had to spotlight this bizarre pairing in an amusing manner. And though weird, @AaliyahsGhost's message is clear. Lay off, Drake! You're a creep!




The singer's longtime producer, Timbaland, recently told Power 105's the Breakfast Club:

I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but 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.
Amen, person who is definitely weird and needs internet attention.

And thank the heavens, at least Timbaland will be involved. He will produce at least two tracks on Aaliyah's posthumous album. While Drake will be the "executive producer" and "Enough Said" will appear on the album, at least some musical justice will be served.




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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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