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    For me my favorite Aaliyah era was actually when she was with R.Kelly and had that whole street thing going on. She was sooooooo cool back then.
    I loved everything she came out with but that was my favorite era.

    Miss Her!

  • #2
    Personally, I love her dead era. I got her album after she died and was blown away. Now it's one of my fave R&B records of all-time. And the I Care 4 U CD was great too. Love Miss You a lot. And Don't Know What To Tell Ya.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Star
      Personally, I love her dead era.


      My favourite period was the time between Are You That Somebody and We Need A Resolution.

      The tracks she came out with for the Romeo Must Die soundtrack were so hot and WNAR was totally cutting edge,

      I thought Are You That Somebody? was absolutely brilliant too, and very underrated, despite narrowly missing the UK top 10, it did get played a lot of MTV, but I don't remember it having much recognition by radio or people in general.
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      • #4
        One In A Million -> 4 Page Letter <3
        Reminiscing about life with smokey eyes.

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        • #5
          We Need A Resolution

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          • #6
            Her "Aaliyah" Era
            That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
            WNAR was ahead of it's time
            She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
            Her career ended to soon.

            RIP
            AALIYAH Dana Haughton
            1979 - 2001
            Miss You

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            • #7
              I loved the entire AAliyah era but she was my groove star between 1998-2002

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              • #8
                Same here Blizzy, '98-'02 was the best of Aaliyah. Are You That Somebody, Try Again, More Than A Woman, We Need A Resolution,Rock Da Boat, I Care 4 U, One in a Million. Just some of the tracks that came out during that time. Is definitely the best of Aaliyah and I would say her last studio album "Aalyiah" was her best album.

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                • #9
                  You're right, Aaliyah's "Aaliyah" was her best album because she progressed every time she released an album. I sincerely think if she was still around today, that would still be the case and she wouldn't be following the likes of Ashanti, Monica, Toni Braxton and Mya who struggle to sell records or get any recognition today.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by britneyfan09
                    Her "Aaliyah" Era
                    That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
                    WNAR was ahead of it's time
                    She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
                    Her career ended to soon.

                    RIP
                    AALIYAH Dana Haughton
                    1979 - 2001
                    Miss You
                    Totally agree. It was definitely ahead of its time. I remember Loose Rap, and Extra Smooth, hot tracks. R&B just wasn't ready.
                    Reminiscing about life with smokey eyes.

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                    • #11
                      Aaliyah, that album was spectacular. It's the definite album in contemporary R&B for me.
                      They call it the Church of Hot Addiction

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by britneyfan09
                        Her "Aaliyah" Era
                        That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
                        WNAR was ahead of it's time
                        She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
                        Her career ended to soon.

                        RIP
                        AALIYAH Dana Haughton
                        1979 - 2001
                        Miss You
                        Cosign. Everything about that era was fantastic. The first time I listened to the album, I immediately wanted more! I could hardly wait for her next album... in a way, I'm still waiting. No one has even come close to filling that empty spot she left (music wise, of course!).

                        The fact that judging from her interviews etc she seemed to be one of the nicest human beings, made the loss even more painful. It was the first time I ever felt genuinely sad over the death of someone I didn't even know.

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                        • #13
                          I sincerely think if she was still around today, that would still be the case and she wouldn't be following the likes of Ashanti, Monica, Toni Braxton and Mya who struggle to sell records or get any recognition today.
                          Yeah. If Aaliyah still existed today then I highly believe Keri Hilson would still be a writer, Ciara would still be clinging to Jazze Pha & optimizing a new look - and Aaliyah's name would be plastered all over the Shock Value albums.

                          I could just picture the Until the End of Time remix with Aaliyah instead of Beyonce.
                          said like austin powers:
                          "its mariah baybee yeah !"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LittleLinda
                            Originally posted by britneyfan09
                            Her "Aaliyah" Era
                            That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
                            WNAR was ahead of it's time
                            She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
                            Her career ended to soon.

                            RIP
                            AALIYAH Dana Haughton
                            1979 - 2001
                            Miss You
                            Cosign. Everything about that era was fantastic. The first time I listened to the album, I immediately wanted more! I could hardly wait for her next album... in a way, I'm still waiting. No one has even come close to filling that empty spot she left (music wise, of course!).

                            The fact that judging from her interviews etc she seemed to be one of the nicest human beings, made the loss even more painful. It was the first time I ever felt genuinely sad over the death of someone I didn't even know.
                            Yes she was one of the nicest persons on earth just judging by her interviews. I loved and admired how nice and smooth she has always been.

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                            • #15
                              God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever. I agree she had great material and was very talented. She wasn't even that big of a superstar. She was never bigger than Beyonce or Rihanna. Even in her prime.
                              I'm gonna do you like drugs tonight...

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Baditude
                                God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever.
                                Sorry, but I considered her great before she died - and I know that I'm not the only one. Yes, after her death a lot of "graveyard groupies" popped out all over the place and took her album sales to new heights... but that effect has died down long ago. Most people that still praise Aaliyah have been fans before she died. Sad thing is, her career was really taking off shortly before her death - but now there's no telling what she would have achieved if it weren't for that tragedy. Which is why people like you claim that she was a "nobody" before and would still be today, even though she was on the rise.

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                                • #17
                                  She was just coming into her prime really. The "Aaliyah" album is still an amazing piece of artistry that no RnB singer has come close to yet. Nearly every track is a masterpiece and it's so sad that it took her death for people to really notice this album.

                                  It's strange cause every now and then I'll hear a song and go, oh wow Aaliyah woulda made that track great like Ciara's "Like A Boy" and Jessica Mauboy's "Running Back" souns like it coulda been lifted straight of an Aaliyah album.

                                  The sad truth is we'll never know if she was bound to be a mega star or just career album artist and I think that it's that potential that people really see as such a sad loss. It'd be the same if "Stripped" was Xtina's last album because fans can only imagine what could have come next.
                                  Happy endings are just stories that haven't finished yet...

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Baditude
                                    God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever. I agree she had great material and was very talented. She wasn't even that big of a superstar. She was never bigger than Beyonce or Rihanna. Even in her prime.
                                    This is because I don't believe she ever reached her prime.

                                    She was a very talented artist and performer, who was unrivalled for me.
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                                    • #19
                                      Her prime was her album Aaliyah. You never know when they've reached their prime until they stop releasing albums. What if her material just all of a sudden was crap after Aaliyah? Alanis Morissette reached her prime critically and commerciallly with her 3rd album "Jagged Little Pill". So why couldn't Aaliyah have reached her prime with her 3rd album.
                                      I'm gonna do you like drugs tonight...

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by SholasBoy
                                        You're right, Aaliyah's "Aaliyah" was her best album because she progressed every time she released an album. I sincerely think if she was still around today, that would still be the case and she wouldn't be following the likes of Ashanti, Monica, Toni Braxton and Mya who struggle to sell records or get any recognition today.
                                        I disagree. I believe she will have followed the path of those singers who were huge in the late 90s and early 00s but are now flopstars. But I guess we will never know! :(

                                        "Aaliyah" is a classic though. Love every track!

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                                        • #21
                                          Definitely the 1998-2002 period for me too. I loved Are You That Somebody, We Need A Resolution and Aaliyah's own favourite, the amazing I Care 4 U.

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                                          • #22
                                            http://necolebitchie.com/2009/01/23/aal ... s-personal

                                            Wow I cant wait for this movie!

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                                            • #23
                                              I have mixed feelings about this movie. :-?

                                              With "Chante" they mean Chanté Moore?

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                                              • #24
                                                I love all her eras but her "dead" Aaliyah Era is my favourite.

                                                "Aaliyah" was a great album

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by Baditude
                                                  God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever. I agree she had great material and was very talented. She wasn't even that big of a superstar. She was never bigger than Beyonce or Rihanna. Even in her prime.
                                                  People like you sicken me if Aaliyah was here today Beyonce and Rihanna would be in the shadows. You truly don't know nothing.And her album sales are greater than both of them.
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                                                  • #26
                                                    Originally posted by spc08
                                                    Same here Blizzy, '98-'02 was the best of Aaliyah. Are You That Somebody, Try Again, More Than A Woman, We Need A Resolution,Rock Da Boat, I Care 4 U, One in a Million. Just some of the tracks that came out during that time. Is definitely the best of Aaliyah and I would say her last studio album "Aalyiah" was her best album.
                                                    aree with you.
                                                    You owe it to yourself. Set the world on fire.

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                                                    • #27
                                                      I absolutely agree with most people here in that I think that "Aaliyah" was the pinnacle of the material that she had released thus far. I definitely believe that had she not so suddenly and tragically passed away, she would have gone on to eclipse some of the acts around at the moment. "I Can Be" is an absolutely stunning track in my opinion and one of my favs, along with the fantastic "Rock Da Boat".
                                                      Pop Ate My Heart

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                                                      • #28
                                                        I love Aaliyah's progression


                                                        Age Ain't Nuthin But A Number:
                                                        Smooth R&B dance with R. Kelly - (Back And Forth, At Your Best remake)


                                                        One In A Million: She hooked up with Missy and Timbaland, Playa, and so on. She created a digital r&b sound, which was the prelude to Ginuwine and Destiny's Child "Bills."

                                                        Aaliyah: My favorite and a masterpiece.
                                                        I ran to buy this cd. Her songs got deeper: Never No More - domestic abuse, More Than A Woman, I Refuse, progressive rock infused What If, beautiful ballad It's Whatever

                                                        Soundtracks Are You That Somebody, Try Again, I Don't Wanna, Journey To The Past

                                                        I Care For You Miss U, Erica Kane, Don't Know What To Tell You

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                                                        • #29
                                                          like Michael Jackson, i wonder what her music would be like today, if she was still alive.

                                                          She was starting that super-SUPA star status, cause she came with hit after hit.
                                                          Music should make you feel something, not just have you in awe of their singing abilities.[/

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                                                          • #30
                                                            Lately she has been my favorite artist. She was SO amazing! I love how she came across in interviews, how dope her dancing was, her beauty, and her voice. She had the entire package. It still makes me so sad thinking about how she died. Aaliyah & Timbaland were the perfect duo. Everything they did together was fresh and edgy.

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