Baby Girl is back!
It seems as if the rumors of Drake producing a new Aaliyah album were true. The exclusive collaboration was produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and features never-before-heard vocals from the departed R&B songstress. Drake doesn’t make an appearance ’til the end of the track and he keeps his verse short.
While some fans argue that no posthumous Aaliyah music should be produced without the likes of Missy and Timbaland, I am in agreeance with those who think her voice should stay laid to rest. Just as I’ve always felt about Tupac tracks emerging post death, some things should remain a classic in our minds. Hearing her voice makes me desire to see her face.
I must admit, I like the song. I feel as though ‘Enough Said’ would be the type of artistry we could expect from Aaliyah in 2012. Smooth, melodious vocals alongside a striking beat was what we knew her for.
However, I’m confused at the obsession Drake has with the R&B angel, whose death marks 11 years later this month. He’s gone from simply sampling her music to the extreme by tattooing her face on his back. And now this.
Being that she is one of my favorite R&B singers I understand the love for her talent but I honestly don’t think we are ready (or ever will be ready) for the reemergence of ”Dearest, sweet Aaliyah”.
Listen to the track below!