Age Ain't Nothing But A Number [Throwback]
Today marks fifteen years since Aaliyah tragically passed away, after the plane she boarded crashed shortly after takeoff. It's crazy to think that if she were alive today she'd only be 37-years old-- that's younger than 2 Chainz. She left behind a devoted fanbase and a host of classic r'n'b jams, one of which we're highlighting for today's Throwback Thursday track, as is only right.
One In A Million (Remix) (CDQ)
UPDATE (04/01/16): dvsn has dropped the CDQ of their Aaliyah remix/Prince mash-up, and it's sounds amazing.
Timbaland Feat. Aaliyah & Strado
Few were more crushed than Timbaland when his creative partner Aaliyah met her tragic demise in 2001. In August, Timbo alerted fans that he was sitting on unreleased Baby Girl music.
At Your Best (Cover)
In honor of Aaliyah’s birthday which was on Friday (she would’ve been 36 btw), Frank Ocean decided to take to his Tumblr Page and pay homage with a cover of her 1994 record “At Your Best” (itself a cover of The Isley Brothers' 1976 track "At Your Best [You Are Love]").
With Monday marking the 13th year anniversary of Aaliyah’s unfortunate passing, Thr33zy decided to pay homage and release this new record called “Aaliyah's Song”. With production being handled by Kalby, Thr33zy decides to put his touch on the Aaliyah classic “Rock The Boat”, and deliver his own rendition in memory. It follows up his most recent release “Don’t Sleep”, which just dropped a few weeks back.
Like This #13 Years
Thirteen years ago today, R&B (and music in general) lost one of its brightest stars when Aaliyah, age 22 at the time, tragically perished in a plane crash. Tributes have been plentiful at this point, but allow Raven Sorvino to mark this specific anniversary with "Like This #13 Years," a remake of the Princess of R&B's "I Don't Wanna."
I Miss You
Mucho DeNiro Feat. Liane V
Mucho DeNiro's been supplying us with great music every Wednesday for his #MuchoWednesday series, and today his new track comes with a dedication to Aaliyah. Featuring Liane V, the MIDI Mafia-produced track comes just before the 13th anniversary of the singer's untimely death.
Balance Feat. Erk tha Jerk, J Stalin & Rayven Justice
Balance links up with Erk Tha Jerk, J Stalin, and Rayven Justice for his new track, "Stroke". The Traxamillion-produced cut flips Aaliyah's classic slow jam, "Rock The Boat", somewhat sacred territory, as we've seen even the usually untouchable Drake criticized for messing with the singer's canon. The sample is done quite tastefully however, and should get the okay from Aaliyah fans. Balance's Now Or Never album is dropping in March. Check out the first single, Strait To It (Prod. By Shonuff) if you haven't already.
Rock The Boat (Brother Bruno Rework)
January 16th found many of us reflecting on Aaliyah's timeless body of work, Brother Bruno being one of them. The electronic producer decided to put a new spin on one of the R&B legends definitive cuts, adding a breezy nostalgia to "Rock The Boat" with the tasteful addition of some warm synths. Quotable lyrics:
We Need A Resolution
Aaliyah Feat. Timbaland
Aaliyah passed away in August 2001 at age of 22, but if she were still alive today she would be turning 35 years old. Her legacy and impact on the culture is undisputed, and today we're remembering her with our Throwback record of choice, the Timbaland-featured and produced "We Need A Resolution," which served as Baby Girl's lead single from her self-titled album Aaliyah. R.I.P. See our tribute to Aaliyah here.
Give Girlfriends a listen - it's a new offering from Aaliyah. It was dropped on Saturday, January 19th, 2013. Aaliyah's musical situation is improving with every new release, and Girlfriends will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work Aaliyah has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're looking forward to what Aaliyah has in store.
Quit Hatin (Unreleased)
Listen to Quit Hatin (Unreleased), the new track by Aaliyah, which was dropped on Friday, January 18th, 2013. Aaliyah's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Quit Hatin (Unreleased) will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since Aaliyah debuted in this game. We're looking forward to the follow-up.
Aaliyah Feat. Drake
Give Enough Said (Prod. by 40) a listen - it's a new offering from Aaliyah, featuring Drake. It was dropped on Sunday, August 5th, 2012. Aaliyah's musical situation is improving with every new release, and Enough Said (Prod. by 40) will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work Aaliyah has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're looking forward to what Aaliyah has in store.
Rick Ross Feat. Aaliyah & Ne-Yo
Bump She Crazy, the latest cut from Rick Ross featuring Aaliyah & Ne-Yo on the assist. It was released on Friday, December 24th, 2010. Things are improving for Rick Ross with each new offering, and She Crazy is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the Rick Ross's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.