Aaliyah is overrated? Really? Whats the big deal about Aaliyah? Seriously? Some of you are way too young to really appreciate Aaliyah so let a real grown up break it down for you. Aaliyah was the original Princess of Hip Hop/R&B/Pop way before Beyonce, way before Rihanna and we all know she was way before Ashanti came out of nowhere claiming herself to be. (Not hating on any of them, its the truth). Aaliyah was the Black Britney Spears, without the scandals. She could truly sing, dance and act. She was a triple threat. Oh she modeled as well for Tommy Hilfiger and Roc A Wear, so she was a quadruple threat. She was the epitome of class, grace and she was the home girl to many rappers and singers such as Jay-Z, Timbaland, Lil Kim, DMX, the list goes on. Jet Li sung her praises when it came to performing with her on their action flick, ‘Romeo Must Die’, that has to say something! “Ya’ll are just hyping her up because she’s dead” - GTFOH with all that. Have some respect. Whether she died at 83 or 23, she will be missed. You have to admit that music will not be the same without her. That’s why artists like Ciara and Keri Hilson try to emulate her.
Hope I taught someone something here. If not, you are a lost cause. Let her truly rest in peace and let’s celebrate her, not complain because you don’t understand true talent when you see it.
Aaliyah, one of the world’s brightest and most talented stars, will be mourned by all who loved her and loved her music. Her depth and versatility as an artist was matched by the passion and devotion she had for her craft.
When the sun is bright I still think of the moon Everyday of my life I still think of you When the night is cold I still reach for the dream That one day I will hold What I lost in between These hands of time That go on and on The melody of your heart In every silent song That I hear whispered On silver rays of light I still think of the moon When the sun is bright
I think it’s important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don’t want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin