Courtesy of VIBE.com
In case you haven’t heard by now, it sounds like Drake is going to serve as the executive producer of Aaliyah’s forthcoming posthumous album. Using previously-unreleased Baby Girl vocals, Drizzy has quite the task ahead of him. He needs to do everything he can to honor the legacy of Aaliyah and create an album that’s worthy of being placed next to the stuff she put out before her untimely death in 2001.
But, that’s not all. He also needs to do it while many of Aaliyah’s biggest fans criticize the fact that Timbaland and Missy Elliott aren’t the executive producers on the project. After all, they were largely responsible for much of her success, so why weren’t they picked to produce her posthumous album? That’s what they’re both wondering—and what we’re sure many of you are wondering, too.
We happen to think that Drake will do just fine as the executive producer of the album, though. He obviously never worked with Aaliyah, but we think he’ll be able to add a fresh twist to her music that’ll make it relevant and timely in the year 2012. But, we also wouldn’t mind having Timbo and Missy play a big part in the album, either, because we think they’d really make it something special. To prove why, we put together a list of the 5 Reasons Why Timbaland and Missy Elliott Would Make Aaliyah’s Posthumous Album A Classic. Let’s hope they’re able to do their part and contribute to the project.
Reason #1: There’s a good chance Timbaland and Missy Elliott are already both familiar with most of Aaliyah’s unreleased material.