Aaliyah: A Decade Without Babygirl

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    Jun 22, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    August 25th, 2011 the day is slowly but surely approaching ten years since the tragic passing of the beautiful, humble, and lovely entertainer/actress Aaliyah Dana Haughton who was only 22 years old at the time when she was pronounced dead after a music video shoot for her senusual and sultry summer song "Rock The Boat". I have been a fan of hers since 1996 when her second album One In A Million was getting rave reviews from critics and fans. Sadly to say i will admit i was not that much familiar with her when she debuted in '94 with Age Ain't Nothing But A Number because she was very mysterious but extremely talented. I was only 11 yrs old when she passed away and it affected me so much because i never understood why she was taken away from us so soon. She was set to become a huge star in music and in acting which i personally believe she would have been doing more as of today. Any of you guys fans of Babygirl?








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    Jun 22, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    I defo enjoyed her work in Queen of the Damned, Romeo Must Die; sweet voice and her music was chill. Very beautiful woman.

    However, it never ceases to amaze me how when a musician/artist dies, they automatically become a cultural martyr and revered exponentially more than when they were alive and put on an almost religious shrine like pedestal by people who wouldn't have been so fervently obsessed with them if they were still alive today.

    I'm speaking in general as it happens across the board, in very genre, e.g. Kurt Cobain, Elvis, Bob Marley, Tupac, Lisa Left Eye Lopez, John Lennon, etc who were all obviously great at what they did, but when they died, almost reached deity levels with their very militant followers and conspiracy theorists.

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    Jun 23, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    _SAGE_ saidI defo enjoyed her work in Queen of the Damned, Romeo Must Die, sweet voice and her music was chill. Very beautiful woman.

    However, it never ceases to amaze me how when a musician/artist dies, they automatically become a cultural martyr and revered exponentially more than when they were alive and put on an almost religious shrine like pedestal by people who wouldn't have been so fervently obsessed with them if they were still alive today.

    I'm speaking in general as it happens across the board, in very genre, e.g. Kurt Cobain, Elvis, Bob Marley, Tupac, Lisa Left Eye Lopez, John Lennon, etc who were all obviously great at what they did, but when they died, almost reached deity levels with their very militant followers and conspiracy theorists.

    I totally agree with that you said about the artists that you listed and with Aaliyah because she was real special to me and i do admit that i am a little obessed with her but it is for the right intentions however i feel that she was sadly overlooked while she was alive. No one paid her any attention but i think she was about to reach her point in time.
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    Jun 23, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    It is amazing what she achieved so young; dying at 22 years old is tragic.

    I agree that she wouldn't have even reached anywhere near her peak in achievements at that point in her career when she died. She was cast to play Nairobi in the Matrix at that point. Sucks, but at least with all these great artists they have left a strong legacy of work, so that's something I guess.

    RIP
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    Jun 23, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    _SAGE_ saidIt is amazing what she achieved so young; dying at 22 years old is tragic.

    I agree that she wouldn't have even reached anywhere near her peak in achievements at that point in her career when she died. She was cast to play Nairobi in the Matrix at that point. Sucks, but at least with all these great artists they have left a strong legacy of work, so that's something I guess.

    RIP
    Indeed it is she was gonna be real big in movies with the Matrix as you just mentioned and other award worthy roles icon_smile.gif RIP to this beautiful woman
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    Jun 23, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    i've been listening to "are you that somebody" a lot lately.
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    Jun 23, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    rosco87 saidi've been listening to "are you that somebody" a lot lately.
    Love that song icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 23, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    Yooo "One in a Million" and "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" are the shit!! My mom used to play those songs non stop in '95...We love and miss you Liyah!!






    oh and I also like this one:


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    Jun 23, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidYooo "One in a Million" and "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" are the shit!! My mom used to play those songs non stop in '95...We love and miss you Liyah!!






    oh and I also like this one:


    Awesome songs i love them all icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 23, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    I have been blasting Lady Gaga's Born This Way in my car for the last few weeks and yesterday replaced it with Aaliyah's last cd I Care For You. Such a talented singer/actress. I wish she was still here to bless us all with her many talents.
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    Jun 23, 2011 3:03 AM GMT


    Damn I miss this girl soo much!............ i still cant believe she is gone! R.I.P. Aaliyahicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 23, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    QUEEN OF THE DEAMNED!!!!!!!!!

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    ^^^ THAT'S HOW I FELT WHILE WATCHING IT
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    Jun 23, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    gymguy1 saidI have been blasting Lady Gaga's Born This Way in my car for the last few weeks and yesterday replaced it with Aaliyah's last cd I Care For You. Such a talented singer/actress. I wish she was still here to bless us all with her many talents.
    I have her cd I Care 4 U as well love each song on the album. I wish that she was still here with us
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    Jun 23, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    dekiruman saidQUEEN OF THE DEAMNED!!!!!!!!!

    icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_question.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_razz.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gif


    ^^^ THAT'S HOW I FELT WHILE WATCHING IT
    I love that movie although i felt that she needed more screen time in the film because she was only in the movie for 20 minutes toward the end. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 23, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    i am and always will be a fan of aaliyah icon_biggrin.gif everything about her was/is beautiful and she was definitely an inspiration for me to follow my dreams. i totally agree with ya that she should have had more screen time in queen of the damned.
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    Jun 23, 2011 7:50 AM GMT
    This is my favorite Song/video....



    She is missed!
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    Jun 23, 2011 10:08 AM GMT
    Aaliyah was very talented. She was a great actress and very good singer. She also han an innocence about her that was timeless. Favorite song by her is journey to the past.