Drake has lately been working on a new project — one that he’s calling a “playlist,” rather than an album or compilation — called More Life, and we’ve heard the tracks “Fake Love” and “Sneakin’.” (Rumor had it that More Life was going to come out this past Friday, but that obviously didn’t happen.) Today, a new Drake track has hit the internet, and it features two R&B geniuses who are no longer with us. “Talk Is Cheap” is a soft, percolating R&B song with vocals from the late Aaliyah and from the late Static Major, the former Playa frontman and behind-the-scenes master who was a key part of Timbaland’s peak-era writing team. Drake has a long history with Aaliyah; he’s got her picture tattooed on him, and at one point, around 2012, he was talking about putting together a full album with the vocals that Aaliyah left behind when she died in 2001. Drake abandoned that project when Aaliyah’s family said they hadn’t authorized it, but now we get this song, and it’s pretty good! Listen to it below, via Radio.com.
We don’t yet know when we’ll be getting More Life or even whether this song will be on it, but stay tuned.