Drake Previews New Material at NYC Club

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Drake took over club Griffin in New York City with French Montana on Monday. While on the turntables, he previewed two previously unreleased songs including a collaboration with Aaliyah (via Word On Road).

The late singer’s angelic voice can be heard on one track, reportedly titled “Talk Is Cheap.” Drake and his producer Noah “40″ Shebib were working on a posthumous Aaliyah album before backing out due to the backlash, but he was hopeful that one of their songs would see the light of day.

In December, he previewed what appears be the same Aaliyah collaboration while on his tour bus.

On the second song, Drizzy can be heard spitting bars including, “All white like I move thangs.”

The Toronto MC is nominated in four categories at Canada’s Juno Awards including Album of the Year, Rap Recording of the Year, and Artist of the Year. The awards will be held on March 29 in Winnipeg.

Preview his new material in the Instagram videos below.

Drake x Aaliyah

Drake Raps



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28 Comments

  1. Rob

    They need to stop ruining her legacy smh

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    Jamal Reply:

    @Rob, so umm did she advise you what her legacy was?

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    Jamal Reply:

    @Rob, with all that’s going on with even getting new music from her, you should be grateful that you get to hear her angelic voice again…@ least someone is keeping her relevant.

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  2. AAA

    I don’t understand why people get so mad when they have Aaliyah in a song. To me it’s a compliment, and to me it shows the fact Aaliyah was a really great artist. People need to not be so sensative, like the comment above me.

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    Babygirl Reply:

    @AAA, I agree let her legacy live on. So far I have no problem with non of the artistes that have used her vocals.

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    BowDownToBey Reply:

    @AAA, because those records were leftovers for reasons. She didn’t like the vocals so she didn’t put them out.

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    Rob Reply:

    @BowDownToBey, That was my point. Thank you.

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    Lacey Reply:

    @BowDownToBey, lol @ how you knew whether or not she liked the vocals!

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @AAA, The problem is that it’s extremely disrespectful. The only ones that have warrant to be doing something like this are Missy and Timba. Most of these artists using her vocals didn’t even meet her and don’t consult with the Haughton family. If Missy/Timba haven’t done it, what makes Drake think he’s the man to resurrect Aaliyah? Straight foolishness.

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    Deejay Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, Missy and Timbaland did NOT own OR create Aaliyah. They worked with her. Wow congratulations to them. That doesn’t mean that they are the only people who get to use her music posthumous. FOH

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    Deejay Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, You people act like someone is peeing on Aaliyah’s grave or something. Drake using Aaliyah’s music in this day and age is simply him paying respect to her and acknowledging how influential she was then and how influential she still can be. And if anyone is gonna do that, Drake should definetely be the person since he is at the forefront of hip hop right now. With no signs of slowing down. If anyone needs to leave Aaliyah’s music alone it’s Missy, with those 2 struggle singles that she tried to release a year ago that flopped harder than Timbaland’s stomach. I mean how is she gonna make Aaliyah music hot today when she can’t even make her damn self pop. FOH

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    Miguel Reply:

    @Deejay, You clearly don’t get the point that its disrepectful & shouldn’t be touched but my mother always told me to never argue with a fool so I’ll let you think that’s okay. LOL

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    Deejay Reply:

    @Miguel, You haven’t made a valid point to support your argument yet ass whipe. You keep saying its “disrespectful”. How is supporting an artist that you loved disrespectful?? Dumb ass. Furthermore, who the fuck are YOU to say that her msic shouldnt be touched. I mean did Aaliyah tell you that personally? Did you know her?? Exactly. STFU. Your mother should have told you to keep your invalid ass opinions to yourself. That’s some advice you Really could have used.

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    Veronica Reply:

    @Deejay, I think what he is trying to say is that its comes off disrespectful because her mom and brother dont approve of it. Maybe Drake shouldve asked her mom for her approval and not gone directly to the label. Seeing how her family, i meant mom doesnt own her vocals, i think out of respect, he should have asked. Seeing how hes such a huge fan and all… I mean it’s Drake, he has the power or can obtain the power to contact her directly, you know? Oh, btw Rashad did tweet that he wasnt supporting this ( he allowed me to follow him on tweeter, so thats how i know personally)

    Croqque Reply:

    @Miguel, No, Deejay schooled you.

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    c Reply:

    @Croqque, Agreed!!

  3. Angel

    Samples are ALWAYS gona be apart of the “game”. AAliyah is no different. If anyone can do it justice it’s drake.

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  4. Jrizzel88

    I don’t think her legacy will be ruined by other artists using her vocals..her legacy is already set in concrete because of what SHE contributed to music. I do agree that it is a little disrespectful/distasteful since Aaliyah herself isn’t here to decide whether she’d even work with the ppl using her vocals…

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  5. Daniella

    Yes stfu and stop hating, beat her down brown can make her music live on but he can’t, stop being bias, let her live on, that’s what she would always wanted and the song sounds nice.

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  6. Daniella

    It’s not that she didn’t like them, it was because she NEVER got the chance to put them out. There was a song caked C.E.O. about female empowerment she was suppose to release and re day she passed she was suppose to do More Than A Woman Remix. They said there are millions of songs she never got to release, ones she wanted too, that her inner circle has copies of.

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    Deejay Reply:

    @Daniella, -__________- “Millions” of songs she never got to release?? Really?? Millions?? Don’t you think you’re over exaggerating a little?

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  7. Daniella

    *Called*

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  8. Marc

    I’m a 90s kid and I approve drake using Liyahs vocals. Its cool to see Aaliyah come up in this generation and teach all these artists how its done! Yeah timbo should be producing the unreleased tracks, but he’s a hyprocrite also for putting down drakes track with baby girl cause now he’s gonna help with MJs album. Can’t wait for this track tho

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  9. Daniella

    No cause her uncle had said her mother and inner circle have records and a cd of many songs that she recorded, & didn’t get to release and could make how many albums w/ them. So don’t get mad at me.

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  10. Daniella

    Yes Drake should release it and I don’t see why he shouldn’t be the one to keep her legacy alive with other great musical producers behind it as well. Deejay I agree w/ all the things you said too. It’s not like they’re robbing her grave, just trying to to her justice from up above which would’ve been what she wanted, MTV Diaries interview, etc. leave him alone and let someone keep BG alive through the music so generations to come will know her since no one else cares it is making fake excuses or insults, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t. Stop causing problems, enjoy it. He knows what he’s doing, let a real fan, in the industry handle it instead of fake ones like Chris brown doing it to get under people’s skin she he never cared about Aaliyah’s music like that. Stop giving him flack and let him release her music, it’s what we all want abdomen the collab sounds nice so shut the nonsensical hate up, there no reason and if makes no sense. Why shouldn’t he, oh right, dumb irrelevant, pointless hatred, since when are some people excluded from carrying on someone’s legacy? Exactly.

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  11. Bhud

    everyone on here must be 12… legacy?! Hardly! she made 3 great albums and was a cultural impact during her time but let’s not just throw words around. michael jackson, whitney, they had legacies. also, the reason artists like drake are able to make songs using her vocals is because all those unreleased songs belong to the studios… not her family, not her “inner circle”, not even her! look at JoJo who was also signed to blackground records, she herself said she technically didn’t own her own voice! wait until u hear the music then decide if it’s distasteful or not.

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  12. Diesha

    LEGACY. Stop being a damn hater she’s done a hell of a lot more than Fakeyonce you must be 5, idiot. There are many other artists including Aaliyah who was passed to soon and are still better than Beyonce so shut the hell up. Released three great albums from young teenager to grown women, not beyonce having to oversex herself and telling the whole world about her sex life, and getting way to personal so that she can “relate” to her fans and have shaded the hell out of people in dc3, who had more talent than her and are real artists so how about you stop talking @Bhud. Just cause you’re aren’t as much as a fan realizing that Aaliyah had her own sound and was first to do a lot, doesn’t mean she didn’t leave a legacy, with her acting, her sound, her style, her timeless music, and postive role she was for you g girls which we don’t have now. She was already signed up to do so many movies too including Sparkle, Honey, etc. so yes legacy. People grew up listening to Aaliyah as kids and older folks still do, she touched all generations so shut your uneducated ass up.

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  13. Jordan Y

    i for one and excited to hear a fresh touch on Aaliyah’s music. honestly we will never know if she wanted these tracks released or not but im grateful. and to be honest once again i think missy and timbo have take their music to a different direction (commercial to make money) then what Aaliyah might have wanted to partake in. i think drake and 40′s style fit her vocals well.

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