Drake project backed by Lil Wayne

Salisbury Journal: Drake is planning to unveil some of Aaliyah's unreleased music Drake is planning to unveil some of Aaliyah's unreleased music

Drake's plan to produce unreleased songs by late star Aaliyah has got the thumbs up from Lil Wayne.

The star thinks the music from his fellow rapper and the singer - who was killed in a plane crash in 2001 - will be an "awesome collaboration".

Canadian star Drake - a huge Aaliyah fan - has announced that he is working on a posthumous album of Aaliyah music, and he's already released the song Enough Said, featuring himself and the singer.

Some who were close to Aaliyah have not expressed support for the album. Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who produced most of Aaliyah's music, are not involved, and DMX, who co-starred with Aaliyah in the movie Romeo Must Die and recorded a song with her, has been critical of the project.

Lil Wayne said he hasn't heard any negative feedback, and added when he first heard that his Young Money protege was a part of the project, his first thought was: "Good move."

"Everybody knows what Aaliyah did and done for music and culture, period, and it's always good to do that, for not only for people like that, just for her fans - you know what I mean?" he said. "Drake's a very thoughtful person. Everyone knows that. It's an awesome collaboration."

Lil Wayne said Aaliyah's music has also stood the test of time.

"Her music is still awesome. It's still better than a lot of music out right now," he said.

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