It's always going to be a tricky thing, trying to get a posthumous release just right so as to not tarnish the legacy of whoever it is you are commemorating. The Aaliyah posthumous release, helmed by Noah "40" Shebib and Drake, will go down as an example of it not going right at all, despite best intentions, as the project has officially been scrapped.

They had released one song so far, in the form of 'Enough Said' which, surprisingly, was quite decent if you ignore Drake's terrible vocals on it, and even teased another only last month, but Shebib has chosen to walk away from the project, bringing the whole thing to a grinding halt. In an interview with Vibe he said, "...That opportunity was mine. Drake said, 'Can I do it with you?' and I was like, 'Of course, we'll do it together.'"

It seems that things started to take a turn when Drake got involved, "The world reacting to Drake's involvement so negatively, I just wanted nothing to do with it." Even though the project had support from other producers, fans of Aaliyah, and even some family, with her uncle and cousin supporting via their company Blackground Records, Shebib said that the stigma and bad vibes surrounding Drake's involvement made it a "sad experience" for Shebib. His final decision to walk away was made by the reaction of Aaliyah's mother, "[Aaliyah's] mother saying 'I don't want this out' was enough for me. I walked away very quickly."