Rapper Drake released a new single Sunday titled "Enough Said," featuring singer Aaliyah, who passed away 10 years ago.
At the age of 22, Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas, but she continues to live on in the Hip-Hop world through her fans and other artists.
Shortly after she passed, for example, acclaimed rapper Jay-Z dedicated a song to Aaliyah titled "Miss You," which was a remix to a single she recorded before her death. In the song, he describes her as being "too good for earth."
The single "Enough Said" is one of Aaliyah's unreleased tracks, which Drake added his own verses to it.
"I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon," Drake told Britain's Tim Westwood while promoting his Club Paradise Tour overseas earlier this year.
It is no secret that Drake has great respect for the late singer, as he has a picture of her face tattooed on his back. He most recently got the numbers "416" tattooed on his rib cage and posted a black and white photo of it on his Twitter account to show his fans. While "416" is his hometown area code in Toronto, Canada, the four is not completely shaded in like the other two numbers, so it also looks like "116," and Aaliyah's birthday was January 16th, or 1-16.
"I just found comfort in all of Aaliyah's music and her melody choices and the things that she talks about - and how she always conveyed these amazing emotions but never got too sappy," Drake said in an interview with online magazine Soul Culture last year, according to the Daily Mail.
Producer Timbaland, who produced the majority of Aaliyah's sophomore album "One in a Million" back in 1996, spoke out last week about Drake releasing any of Aaliyah's unheard records without his or rapper Missy Elliot's support.
"I know they trying [are] to drop some Aaliyah records, but if he do it, it should be with me and Missy. The proper way for him [Drake] 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," Timbaland said on radio show "The Breakfast Club" on the Power 105.1 station, according to the Huffington Post.
However, Drake released "Enough Said" without the contributions of Timbaland or Missy Elliot, and is alleged to executive produce Aaliyah's next album.