OK, I’m just going to come out and say it: am I the only person who finds Drake‘s obsession with Aaliyah weird as hell? I can understand being a fan of her music, but tattoos and posthumous music? That’s the definition of “creep life” son. Now I’m hearing the news of him executive producing an entire album and I’m further baffled. What gives Drake the credentials to tackle this project? She died way before he could have ever met her. Seriously, I want someone to answer that question for me. Although I’m a fan of Drake’s music, this is a situation that makes me look at him with a Rock-approved eyebrow.
When word started spreading about this upcoming album, both Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, and Timbaland expressed their reservations. Rashad outright denied the possibility of such an album, while Tim professed the album shouldn’t happen without him and Missy Elliott. Now, based on the fact Tim and Missy were integral parts of Aaliyah’s career, it would make way more sense for them to be involved. However, despite claims from Jomo Hankerson, Aaliyah’s cousin and label head, neither of them were even contacted to participate. So let me get this straight: a dude who has no personal knowledge of Aaliyah is in charge of cultivating her sound? This just sounds like a ploy for Hankerson to get some money. Why not get one of the current hottest rappers to helm the project? The odds of it selling now dramatically increase. I’m sure Jomo is seeing nothing but dollar signs right now.
All in all, I can’t be the only one who looks at Drake in a strange way for this. I mean, I love Selena Quintanilla, but you don’t see me getting a tattoo and trying to remake Tejano music. In the end, if he knew her, I would’ve given him a pass. Since he didn’t, he’s nothing more than a Facebook stalker who has the money to make it look alright. First the emo music and now this suspect behavior? I don’t know what to make of Aubrey anymore. Ah well.