Today marks 11 years since the world lost Aaliyah.
On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah along with eight others were killed in a plane crash after filming the music video "Rock the Boat." It was a devastating loss of a young artist that was just coming into her own. Many still speculate what she could have done, if she had lived. Would she have been the next Janet Jackson?
In the last month, Aaliyah has been appearing in the news after it was revealed that Drake would be releasing an album of unreleased tracks. With both Missy and Timbaland both denying any knowledge of or plans to participate in this release, a lot of very strong feelings about the appropriateness of this release have been shared. Our own community has been very vocal with us on this topic. Here's was one of our followers on Twitter had to say about it:
Yesterday, we asked our Black Voices community members to share their favorite songs. We got hundred of replies and we did a video list below of many of the songs you told us you loved, along with some rare interviews.
Help us remember Aaliyah today. Share your favorite memories and songs in the comments. If you were rocking the side swept bangs, low slung jeans with boxers peeking out and sunglasses in high school because you were such a big fan, let us know that too. Also, let us know your thoughts on this new album with Drake. Is it appropriate?