Aaliyah

Aug
5
New Music: Aaliyah f/ Drake – ‘Enough Said’

Enough Said

Drake’s love for Aaliyah is no secret. The Young Money rapper has shown his appreciation for the late singer with a tattoo and sampled her music on his debut Thank Me Later. Now he realizes a dream by collaborating with her on “Enough Said.” The understated record, produced by longtime Drake collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, features bars from Drizzy (“Selling under 150, you ni**as gotta be kidding”) complemented by Aaliyah’s haunting vocals.

Drake will reportedly executive produce an upcoming posthumous album from Aaliyah. Expect him to perform the song live for the first time tonight at OVO Fest in Toronto.

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Apr
10
Timbaland Talks Missy Elliott, Drake, & Aaliyah on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Charlamagne, Timbaland, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy

Timbaland kept it real when he stopped by Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.” The super-producer reminisced on the past and looked to the future, speaking about the return of Missy Elliott, his upcoming album Shock Value III (which he personally calls Ezekiel’s Wheel), a Drake and Aaliyah collaboration, and where Aaliyah would be if she was alive today.

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Apr
6
VH1 Revisits Aaliyah’s ‘Behind the Music’ Special [Full Episode]

Aaliyah

More than 10 years after her tragic death, VH1 celebrated the life and legacy of Aaliyah by airing an updated version of its 2001 special “Behind the Music.” From her meteoric rise to her tragic death, the one-hour episode features new footage and commentary from her family and peers including Missy Elliott and hip-hop journalist Nelson George. A young Aaliyah is seen performing her chilling cover of Gloria Estefan’s “Anything for You” and recalling her appearance on “Star Search.” Look back on an astonishing career cut short.

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Mar
31
Drake Hints at Posthumous Aaliyah Collaboration

Drake and Aaliyah

Drake has never been shy about his love for Aaliyah. The “Take Care” rapper has tattooed the late singer’s face on his back and sampled her song on his debut Thank Me Later. While he never got a chance to work with her while she was alive, he revealed that a posthumous collaboration may be in the works.

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Jan
16
Happy 33rd Birthday Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Thirty-three years ago music gained an angel. Today we remember the legacy of Aaliyah Dana Haughton on what would have been her birthday. Although her life was cut short, her music will live on forever. R.I.P. Babygirl.

What is your favorite memory of Aaliyah? Reminisce below.

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Dec
26
Drake Shows Love for Aaliyah with Tattoo

Drake

Drake’s love for Aaliyah is no secret. Now the hip-hop star is making it permanent by tattooing a portrait of the late singer on his back. Drizzy, who sampled Aaliyah’s “At Your Best (You Are Love)” on his debut Thank Me Later, was seen with the tat while playing tennis shirtless. Aaliyah’s face appears on the left side of his back with a pair of wings above it. Now he will always have an angel watching over him.

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Dec
16
Timbaland: ‘I Was in Love with Aaliyah’

Timbaland and Aaliyah

Timbaland is making some shocking revelations to E! in his “True Hollywood” special. The super-producer, born Timothy Mosley, opens about building the careers of superstars Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott, suicidal thoughts, and secret love for Aaliyah.

On Aaliyah: “When I first met Aaliyah—it’s time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give up a little secret—I was in love with her. I said, But I’m not… She just a baby, I’m old. I said to myself, ‘I’m just gonna be her brother.’ Oh man, I was fightin’, I was fightin’ a lot—a big war. But I loved Aaliyah.”

On Justin Timberlake: “Me and Justin, it’s the weirdest thing. We just say we’re gonna kill them and then we kill them…We get together, we break bread and we spill out music. That’s what we do.”

On Missy Elliott: “She was just super dope…she was God-sent; that was my sister.”

On his weight gain: “I was almost 400 pounds. Who wants to be a 400-pound black man? I’m looking in the mirror, my breast is bigger than a girl breast. And I was saying, ‘That ain’t cool.’ So I got very depressed, like suicidal depressed.”

On his marriage to wife Monique: “It’s probably hard to be married to me. It’s not easy. I’m a musical genius. I’m weird, I do crazy things, it’s not like the average norm. But I’m a loving guy.”

“True Hollywood Story: Timbaland” airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on E! Watch a sneak peek below.

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