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Thread started 01/03/19 7:34pm

mikemike13

Aaliyah (Wax Poetics Story)

On the heels of her best-selling debut, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, fifteen-year-old Aaliyah was rocked by a sex scandal that would have crushed a lesser talent. But breaking ties with her label and former producer and lover R. Kelly afforded the teenage singer to create a new musical life for herself. She joined forces with production/songwriting duo Timbaland and Missy Elliott, who crafted a set of funky and futuristic soul tracks that took audiences and stale R&B radio by storm. Aaliyah showed strength and resilience—and effortless cool—and went on to garner multiplatinum sales, becoming a huge star. But her comeback was short-lived. At twenty-two, just as she released her third album and started an acting career, Aaliyah lost her life in a plane crash. However, icons never die, and her musical legacy endures.
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Reply #1 posted 01/03/19 9:07pm

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Man I just listened to the Aaliyah album yesterday. Her best CD. So much good tracks on it.
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Reply #2 posted 01/04/19 4:44am

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That picture of her in black and white with the hooded jacket, that's been the lock screen on my phone for the past year.

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I love listening to the Aaliyah album on a rainy Saturday or Sunday. Just sit back and listen. Sweet ballads like 'Never No More' and 'I Care 4 U' and then there's the up-tempo dance tracks like 'Extra Smooth' and 'Loose Rap'.

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I don't want your rhythm without your rhyme
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Reply #3 posted 01/04/19 7:37am

Cinny

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mikemike13 said:

She joined forces with production/songwriting duo Timbaland and Missy Elliott, who crafted a set of funky and futuristic soul tracks that took audiences and stale R&B radio by storm.


To me, the album One In A Million is the main legacy of Aaliyah, Missy AND Timbaland. They changed the sound of R&B forever after that.

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Reply #4 posted 01/07/19 9:04am

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I miss her so much. I don't care what anyone says her pairing with R. Kelly was genius. Her first album SLAYED. She just got more & more beautiful the older she got & was on the verge of superstardom as a movie star & developing musical artist.

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Reply #5 posted 01/07/19 12:32pm

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I miss her so much. I don't care what anyone says her pairing with R. Kelly was genius. Her first album SLAYED. She just got more & more beautiful the older she got & was on the verge of superstardom.


Yeah, forget that the disgusting creep probably took advantage of her, and did to her what he done to countless other innocent young girls.....all that matter is her first album SLAYED, right? God, who are you???

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Reply #6 posted 01/07/19 4:48pm

SoulAlive

This could have been a really good Aaliyah thread....but someone had to spoil it by posting a pic of her with the sleazy pervert barf
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