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."
Partnering with producer Mister Crowe for a faithful, but fresh-sounding update on the 1999 single, Sorvino goes in about bad bitches, clearly citing Aaliyah as the first and foremost of these. After some hard verses, the outro gives us some brief vocal samples from the the late singer, capping off a great tribute.
Stop stalkin' my man, you a creepy bitch
I done spent too much time talkin' 'bout these hoes
Where the fuck is my bread 'cause I need my dough
Where the fuck is my car, 'cause I got to go