Drake Confirms New Aaliyah Album Will Be Released This Year

9 August 2012, 14:09 | Updated: 9 August 2012, 14:22

The 'Take Care' star says people should be "really excited" about the posthumous record.

Drake has announced that the posthumous Aaliyah album that he has been working on will be released later this year.

The 'Moment 4 Life' rapper told MuchMusic that the recently released song 'Enough Said' is not his own single and will feature on a full record from the late star.

"People should be really excited," he confessed. "People thought it was my single; it's not my single.

"It's all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding and 40's just doing some incredible, some incredible music right now."

The Canadian and his producer Noah "40" Shebib are in charge of putting the record together and admitted they will be recruiting anyone who worked closely with the 'Try Again' star during her career.

His comments also stated that he had been given the blessing of the singer's family despite recent reports that suggested the family were apposed to the idea.

"To get 13, 14 new Aaliyah songs, everybody should be excited. It's not about me. It's not about 40. It's about her and her fans and us just getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great.

"And the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were like, 'If there's anyone out that can do it right now, it's [you] and 40.'

"And that was an honor and we're going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career we definitely hope to have them involved.," Drake continued.

He added: "So it's great. You get a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything."

At the time the track was released, Drake was also pictured sporting a new tattoo which paid tribute to the singer.

Meanwhile, Drake is the top nominated male artist at this year's MTV Video Music Awards 2012.

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