“I Have trouble accepting the fact that you’re gone, so I won’t. It’ll be like we went for a while without seeing each other. But I can understand why God would have wanted you close to him, because you truly were an angel on earth.
I suddenly had “We Need A Resolution” start playing in my head (which if you know me, I frequently have this when I’m not thinking about anything really, or when I’m not listening to anything actively, or zoning out). As a result, I started looking for her albums on Google Play, Amazon, etc., and lo and behold, her BEST albums are nowhere. Which makes me sad. I was even willing to purchase the MP3 album but there isn’t one, except for her first album and 3 or 4 EPs (which have been added to my Google Play library).
Needless to say, I was disappointed and I’m not sure as to all the reasons why, but her uncle holds the rights and nothing has been done. There was a brief blip this year with a compilation that was put up on iTunes and then ganked back soon after.
Anyhow, it forced me to look for my copies of “Aaliyah” and “I Care 4 U” and rip them to my laptop so I can add them to my digital collection. (Contact me via DM if you have any questions or if you would like to sample the MP3 albums.)
So I’ve been on a nostalgia trip surrounding Aaliyah this evening. But due to reviews on the biopic, I won’t be watching it. It makes me sad. She should be reminisced about more and her music should be available to the new generation of music listeners who get streaming services versus buy physical CD albums.
December 10, 2002: Aaliyah’s posthumous compilation album ‘I Care 4 U’ is released. A greatest hits disc that included 6 previously unreleased tracks and a DVD that featured some of Aaliyah’s music videos. ‘I Care 4 U’ entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at #3 and at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and was certified platinum on January 15, 2003 💜