Aaliyah‘s family does not condone a posthumous release of the late singer’s unfinished demos, The Guardian reports (via NME). Just following the recently-shared Drake track, “Enough Said”— in which he raps over an unfinished Aaliyah demo– Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton made a statement on the official Aaliyah Facebook page: “There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.”
But in an interview after his OVO Fest in Toronto (via Nah Right), Drake claims that he and his right-hand man Noah “40” Shebib got the blessing of Aaliyah’s family and collaborators. “The people around her– everybody from her family to her old management and label– were just like, ‘If there’s anybody out who can do it right now,’ it’s me and 40,” he said. He also mentioned that he’s working on an album with “13, 14 Aaliyah songs” and hopes to have people “essential in her career” involved.
“Enough Said” was released via Blackground Records, the label run by Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson, which released her material. MissInfo reports that although most of the album will be produced by 40, Timbaland is set to work on two tracks.
Check out “Enough Said” above, and below, check out Drake’s Take Care cut “We’ll Be Fine”, wherein the rapper expresses his devotion to Aaliyah.