In a recent interview with Revolt TV, legendary producer Timbaland speaks on Drake and Chris Brown’s duets with the late Aaliyah, and he says he didn’t want them to record songs featuring her. Timbo claims it’s because no one can do a collabo with Aaliyah except him because they were soul-mates!
“In music, people always say, ‘I’ma do a song with Aaliyah.’ It will never work. Chris Brown got a record; it won’t work. Drake could do a record with Aaliyah; it ain’t going to work. Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me. That’s why when Drake did ‘Started From The Bottom,’ it was a totally different sound and Drake told me, ‘I had to really battle with myself. I want to be the first person to change.’ So when he said that, it’s like, you’re going to be around for a long time. I talked to big brother Jay[-Z] and said, ‘Yo, we gotta embrace this young soldier. You got to embrace this guy. You got to put our arm around him and really like, try to add to the bloodline.”
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