Happy Birthday, Aaliyah!!

Aaliyah_HBHAPPY BIRTHDAY, AALIYAH!!!   WE WISH YOU WERE STILL WITH US! 

So, it has come to my attention that the inimitably talented and much-beloved “Princess of R&B” Aaliyah would have been 35 years old today, had she not died tragically in a plane crash at 22.  The honorific was earned: she worked with R.Kelly, Timbaland and Missy Elliott, scored a number of hits including “Try Again”, “Rock the Boat”, and “One in A Million”, sold millions of records, has been sampled and shouted-out to by the crème de la crème of hip-hop: Kendrick Lamar, DrakeJay-ZOutkast…well… everyone.  She really was one in a million and we will never see another like her again…but thankfully her music has proven to be unsurprisingly ahead-of-its-time, immediately classic when we first heard it and still sounds every bit as fresh, alive, and sexy as it did over a decade when it first showed up, as if from on high for us hungry music-lovers.  For everyone else: it’s never too late to become a fan of the legends.  Anyway, you can probably see that I could just go on like this…
R.I.P. Aaliyah. R.I.P.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi_lhIaZOXI

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