Aaliyah and Drake Mash-Up: The Juice-y Debate
On Sunday (Aug. 5), Drake released "Enough Said," a collaboration he concocted with main producer Noah "40" Shebib and Aaliyah, the R&B star who was killed in a plane crash in August 2001. The song, billed as Aaliyah's "Enough Said" featuring Drake, is presumably part of a posthumous Aaliyah album that Drake is executive producing, apparently without the help or consent of the singer's longtime friends and collaborators, Missy Elliott and Timbaland.
Questions, of course, abound -- is Drake making a mistake by touching unreleased Aaliyah material? Will a new Aaliyah album actually be released? Should Drake get the consent of Aaliyah's family and friends before releasing new music? And is "Enough Said" any good?
The Juice's Erika Ramirez and Billboard.com assistant editor Jason Lipshutz shared their thoughts on the Aubrey Graham-Aaliyah mash-up (aka Aubr-iyah) in a friendly chat over AIM. Check out their likes and dislikes of Drake's bold new move.