Published Dec 03, 2013A new video posted on Instagram by Drake is teasing yet another posthumous collaboration between him and the late Aaliyah.
As you can see below, the quick clip, apparently shot on Drizzy's tour bus, has him mouthing along to a breathy R&B jam while his vehicle buds nod in approval. All the while, you hear the smoothed-out vocals of Aaliyah entwining with Drake's over a chilly beat. It's all choppy in that vine-y kind of way, but you can get an idea of what this to-be-detailed tune sounds like down below.
As previously reported, Drake and producer Noah "40" Shebib have been talking about a posthumous Aaliyah record since 2012, with Drizzy noting that they had "13, 14 Aaliyah songs" to work with ("If there's anybody out who can do it right now, it's me and 40," he said at OVO Fest last year). The pair had previewed the project with a tag-team track called "Enough Said."
It was initially reported that the record would hit sometime in 2012 and feature guest appearances from Aaliyah's friends Missy Elliott and Timbaland, though a statement was later issued from the pair denying their involvement.
While Aaliyah's cousin, Blackground Records owner Barry Hankerson, confirmed that the album was in the works, Aaliyah's brother Rashad Haughton later made a statement on the official Aaliyah Facebook page saying that the family was against the project. "There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family," he wrote at the time.