It’s no secret Drake is a huge fan of the late, great, iconic Aaliyah as most of us are. She’s been a constant source of inspiration for him both personally and creatively, evident on the track “Unforgettable” featuring Young Jeezy from his debut album Thank Me Later. That record features a sample from Babygirl’s “At Your Best.” You’ll also remember the letter he wrote in August 2010 which exposed some rather emotional and very revealing thoughts. Then there’s the infamous tattoo Drake inked on his body.
I came across this photo on Tumblr the other day and thought it was unique. Keep in mind, Aaliyah would have only been 33 this year (crazy, right?), so there’s a good chance the two would have ended up in a studio together at some point. Both understood what it was like to be famous from a young age. And both create/created music that put their emotions on front street making them extremely relatable to those appreciative of their music. Given the way the universe decided to structure things, this situation will unfortunately remain hypothetical until the end of time. It’s fun to imagine and even more thrilling to debate. Still, the question of “what if” speaks volumes.