Yesterday, some people were taken aback by the announcement that Drake will be premiering a new single featuring Aaliyah at his OVO Festival this weekend and that he's set to executive produce her upcoming posthumous album. But those who have followed Drizzy's career closely know that his love and appreciation for the late songstress runs deep.

Over the past few years, we've heard the Toronto native interpolate her flow and borrow her lyrics, get her face tatted on his back, and even put her in his ear. Those are just a few examples, though, and we're here to provide you with a full history of Drake's obsession with Aaliyah, who clearly influences both his life and his career.

Written by Andrew Martin (@Andrew_J_Martin)

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