Happy Birthday Aaliyah

If you know anything about me, you likely know that I’ve had an obsession with Aaliyah from Day 1. She was known as “The one who started it all”, “Baby Girl”, “Liyah” and I was officially obsessed. I can’t tell you how I would have jumped to be on an episode of MTV’s Fanatic for her!  I was at a concert that Tank was at and they had Aaliyah posters hanging up (Blackground) and I had to of course tear one down.  CRAZY FAN!

I could always listen to her because she has a song for every emotion and feeling. If I’m in love/like, I go to Aaliyah (Street Thing, One in a Million).

sidebar: Street Thing…I used to sing my lil’ heart out to that song like I was a grown ass woman in love or something…to this day that is my JAM!!!

If I’m heartbroken (The One I gave my Heart ToHeartbroken)…Aaliyah.  If one day I wanted to be the other woman (I Can Be)….hell she has a song for that too…SZA ain’t the only one waiting on The Weekend.

PSA: Don’t aspire to be the side chick.  PSA OVER!

You can listen to ANY one of her songs right now and it can compete with current songs.  Think about “I Care 4 U”; while this song was released on her final album Aaliyah when she was 22 it was recorded for her “One in a Million” album…5 years before.  You listen to the passion, power, dedication, love, and strength in her voice AND then remember she was 17 singing it….and it’s STILL RELEVANT TODAY in the year of our Lord TWENTY EIGHTEEN.

She’s amazing.  Although I want to be sad and cry (don’t judge me…when Bey goes some of y’all gon’ go with her because y’all gon’ be so distraught), I just want to honor her life.  She died doing what she loved and what she was passionate about.  We should all want to do the same.  Live the life you want to live so that when you go you were living the life you loved!

She’ll always be remembered and her voice, face, dancing will live on and carry her LEGACY!!

“Everything is worth it — the hard work, the times when you’re tired, the times when you are a bit sad.  In the end, it’s all worth it because it really makes me happy.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world.  I’ve got good friends, a beautiful family and I’ve got a career.  I thank God for his blessings every single chance I get” – Aaliyah


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