"Enough Said"

Aaliyah fans reacted violently to the release of "Enough Said," in which a new beat, and some Drake rapping, are grafted to a vocal by the late singer. Drake's rap feels like a desecration: desultory boasting, pointless "wass ups," slapped on like gaudy graffiti tags. Airbrush out his contribution – the Web has already obliged – and it's an engrossing record, with eerily stark production from Noah "40" Shebib: a great fit, and a worthy tribute, to R&B's most avant-garde diva.

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From The Archives Issue 1164: August 30, 2012