Lil Wayne: Drake-Aaliyah Project Is a ‘Good Move’

Drake and Aaliyah

While Drake’s involvement in the posthumous Aaliyah album has sparked controversy, Lil Wayne has come out in support of his Young Money protégé, letting the world know that the project will be “awesome.”

The Young Money chief claims he hasn’t heard any of the negative feedback. Upon learning that Drake was going to be part of the posthumous project, his first thought was: “Good move.”

“Everybody knows what Aaliyah did and done for music and culture, period, and it’s always good to do that, for not only for people like that, just for her fans—you know what I mean?” Weezy told the AP (via Billboard). “Drake’s a very thoughtful person. Everyone knows that. It’s an awesome collaboration.”

The much talked-about Aaliyah album first surfaced this summer with the Drake-assisted single “Enough Said.” Shortly thereafter, a slew of celebrities including longtime Aaliyah collaborators Missy Elliott and Timbaland came out against the project.

Timbaland even went so far as to tell Angie Martinez, “I don’t think that’s even in the works. I think it’s blown out of proportion.”

Wayne continues to be a fan of Aaliyah’s timeless music. “Her music is still awesome,” he said. “It’s still better than a lot of music out right now.”



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24 Comments

  1. Phoenix Wright

    “Enough Said” didn’t do enough, or should I say anything on radio. The song sounds like a Drake track, and the lyrics are forgettable. If that song was a representation of what the album will be like then this project is anything but a ‘good move’.

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    Wet wet Reply:

    @Phoenix Wright, u set trippin

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    Wet wet Reply:

    @Phoenix Wright, forreal u sound like Dmx

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    VMili Reply:

    @Phoenix Wright, I love the song, i constantly listen to it.
    Don’t talk for a group of people when you’re really speaking for yourself
    Music isn’t about what YOU like, music won’t stop for YOU. If you don’t like it you can gtfo and let people who do enjoy it.
    Bye

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    Phoenix Wright Reply:

    @VMili, I wasn’t speaking for ANYONE but myself so chill. I just used facts to slam an already wack song. Music isn’t about what I like but I can state my opinion in a comment box if I feel like it. So you can ‘gtfo’ with that.

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  2. Blah

    Wayne? smh…the song was wack but Drake can do better. Hopefully if the album come out they keep Aaliyah flavor in the mix. I gotta hear a couple more tracks first

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  3. nicci

    love aaliyah! I would love to hear her unheared vocals mixed with modern sounds.. thats my wish for christmas

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  4. trillafood

    And this is coming from a clown, poser, ignorant fool Lil’ Wayne.
    Girl bye.

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  5. Monty

    Goddamn, here we go with this again. I just heard “Enough Said” on the radio and the DJ announced it as “Drake ft. Aaliyah” when it was over.

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    Wet wet Reply:

    @Monty, tru tru

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  6. yeah2

    GET OVER IT PEOPLE! he’s doing the damn album. SOME Aaliyah fans want to hear it regardless if Missy and Tim aren’t working on it. Just pay it.

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    Brian Reply:

    @yeah2, It’s disrespectful to make a Album of unreleased acapellas… and this comes from a person who never worked with her, aha bye.

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    VMili Reply:

    @Brian, and who exactly are you to say it’s disrespectful? He’s not leading the project, he is just involved
    How would he have worked with her 10 years ago?
    It’s obv Missy & Tim didn’t want to get involved and the album is in the works
    It would happen with or without Drake
    so just stay out if you hate it

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    Urusla Reply:

    @yeah2, How about you calm down. You’re the only idiot making noise.

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  7. Wet wet

    Everybody eat a dick, fuck Dmx too

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    VMili Reply:

    @Wet wet,
    Yeah, let the people who like this enjoy it. I don’t understand why people have to keep branding music with negativity.
    Some people like this, it’s nobodies fault if you don’t
    I remember when music was about the music, not about pop culture, rumors and hate

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  8. Wet wet

    Truuuu

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  9. KayeV

    yeah coming from Lil Wayne .. what the hell does he know

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  10. me

    lol as if lil wayne is smart enough to give thought on this matter

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  11. VMili

    I’d buy this album.
    I love ‘Enough Said’, and Drake + Aaliyah sound amazing together. It’s amazing what he did with some left over vocals
    I can’t wait for this album

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  12. yep!

    They are about to KILL her legacy with this album.

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    nella Reply:

    @yep!, yeah and in a bad way. Especially since her family isn’t supporting, just her money-hungry greedy ass uncle who is the CEO of blackgrounds label

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  13. Tones

    Out of the Respect of her i jus wouldn’t do it tht’s just me

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  14. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    that was Nice of Lil wayne saying that.

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