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Drake to collaborate with Aaliyah

Jason Oliva

Aaliyah at BET's 106 & Park in 2001

The rapper will reveal some of the late R&B singer’s unreleased tracks

Lil Wayne has been rapping since he was only ten years old. Now, the 30-year-old says he finds it harder to come up with new things to say. Perhaps that’s why Weezy has been shying away from music lately to pursue his interest in skateboarding.

“I’ve said everything in every situation in every way,” Lil Wayne said. “It’s almost interesting to go into the studio and find new things to talk about and new ways to talk about them and hear it back and say, ‘Wow, you figured it out again.’”

That is why Lil Wayne is fully behind his protégé Drake’s vision of a posthumous collaboration with Aaliyah. Lil Wayne is confident that Drake’s vision will be an “awesome collaboration,” because according to him, Aaliyah’s music “is still awesome. It’s better than a lot of music out right now.”

Drake, who can attribute his music career’s stellar takeoff to mentor Lil Wayne, is reportedly a huge fan of Aaliyah. He has already released the song “Enough Said,” which features himself and the late Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in 2001.

Lil Wayne added when he first heard of Drake’s newest project, his initial thoughts were: “Good move.” And he may be right about his protégé’s decision. So far, “Enough Said” has reached #55 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.

Aaliyah, whose music career spawned hits such as “If Your Girl Only Knew,” “Are You That Somebody” and “Try Again,” has worked with several influential hip-hop artists in the past. Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who produced many of Aaliyah’s songs during her short-lived career, have yet to express their concern regarding Drake’s latest endeavor.

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