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The-Dream Covers Aaliyah’s ‘One in a Million’

As the June 22 release date for his ‘Love King’ album draws near, singer/producer The-Dream is causing a little musical controversy, releasing his cover of Aaliyah‘s slow jam, ‘One in a Million.’ Although he didn’t make it clear where the song will appear, word has it that he will add it to his upcoming ‘Love Sessions’ mixtape. The idea of a man covering Aaliyah’s music seems off-putting at first, but Dream’s breathy vocal delivery manages to come close to mirroring that of the late singer.

Unfortunately for Dream, everyone wasn’t so receptive, and the Internet was buzzing with bad reviews. In lieu of the negative response, he took to his Twitter page to address the haters and explain why he remade the song. “No one will ever [sing] Aaliyah’s ‘One In A Million’ like she did! Deff not me lol,” he tweeted. “I did it because I Reilly miss her still and it was out of respect! To her I’m still just a fan not a writer not an artist a Fan! Calm down the worlds not over. But [at least] y’all will remember how dope she was and still is to this day!”

Either way, we’ve gotta give it to the “radio killah” for taking on the task, which seemed like a good idea in theory but in execution fell a little short of recreating musical magic. Check out both Aaliyah’s original video for the song and Dream’s remake after the jump.

The-Dream ‘One in a Million’

Aaliyah ‘One in a Million’

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