Saturday, 22 July 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Photo Courtesy Of Hamish Brown


(πŸ“·:@hbsauce14) Beautiful rare image courtesy of Hamish Brown Would love to see this in HQ! 😍❤

Monday, 17 July 2017

Happy 16th Anniversary to Aaliyah's Red Album!

Artwork by yours truly! 😊❤️

#Happy16thAnniversary to Aaliyah’s self titled album also known as the #RedAlbum and Aaliyah’s baby! πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰❤ Every year I always try my best to make a tribute, so today I decided to represent our highest most exalted Queen as the mature woman she had become during this era and growth. With each year, and each caption, I always find myself describing and learning from this album in many different ways. It’s only as I’ve grown older, that I truly understand the deeper meaning behind the lyrics Aaliyah and #StaticMajor conveyed to us all. With each listen, I’m constantly learning new things from each track on this album, and how much of an impact she truly made in such a short amount of time. The fact that she was only 22, yet her maturity could pass for someone 20 years older! Wise beyond her years! 😩 

She was such a private person too, but with this album she gave us an inside look as to who the REAL Aaliyah was as a person, singer, daughter, sister, lover, model, actress, dancer, performer and overall…a bad ass woman showing us female empowerment way before any other female artist ever did! πŸ’

To me, this album is the blueprint that started it all, paving the way for other female artists to learn that it’s OK to step out your comfort zone, trying something innovative and outside the norm. Taking a chance on people who are new to the game because you are willing to take a risk and chance, to create ever lasting longevity, that will forever stand the test of time as one of the greatest! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this album. You all created something during a time where albums actually had value, meaning and depth, instead of just playstreams and downloads etc…Forever grateful for having this physical copy! πŸ™πŸ’š

As a special surprise I also have a video I made which I would like to share with all of #TeamAaliyah. Here is a rare remix of Aaliyah’s Don’t Know What To Tell Ya (kind of fitting seeing as how the original single was meant to be on the third album, but didn’t make the final cut, until it was eventually included on the posthumous compilation album, ‘I Care 4 U’ released in 2002).☺️
Full credit goes entirely to @saba_hattin via Twitter who kindly shared and managed to find this very rare remix from one of his old CD’s. Thank you so much for sharing with all of #TeamAaliyah! You have no idea how much life this brings to our ears! πŸ˜©πŸ™πŸ’š
This particular track was aired on the French radio station Skyrock & remixed by Dj Goldfinger around 2003. Here’s to our highest most exalted Queen! Happy listening! πŸ˜‰❤️

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Rashad & Michael Haughton: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @cynaminjones: “a seat at the table with Aaliyah’s dad n brother.. mamarazzi πŸ“Έ: @nynightclubbing #tbt #ripbabygirl #reserved” | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @danas_angels for the heads up! 😘❤ 

Aaliyah, Rashad & Damon at 'Baby Phat Lingerie Fashion Show', (August, 2000) Rare Video Footage


Rare footage alert! πŸ™ŠπŸ’• Special shoutout to @favouritethingsbyazzizz for sharing this video with us all! Thank you so much! 😘❤️ You can watch the full video below, or alternatively if you wish to skip to see just Aaliyah, go straight to 5:30 in the video and you can peep Babygirl on the right hand side behind the models, alongside her brother Rashad and Damon Dash.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Footage at P.Diddy's 4th July Party at the Hamptons



Ok I am literally ecstatic right now because we have just come across some ultra rare footage of Aaliyah with the whole Bad Boy Records and Rock-a- fella crew at Diddy's 4th July party, at the Hamptons! A special shout out to @keeksboutitboutit & @danas_angels for the tag! Y'all are gems! Sit back, relax and Happy 4th July to all of my American followers! One love! 😘❤

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Aaliyah Archives News: Aaliyah.com Site Update!


Loving the new layout design of the official Aaliyah.com site! 😍❤ I just so happened to go on their site as I had not been on there in awhile, and to my pleasant surprise I came across this! Be sure to follow their official instagram page via @princessofrandb as well as their Facebook and Twitter page! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ Looks like things are most definitely in the works as you can see from their news feed update where they have stated...

...so be sure to keep a look out! πŸ˜„ I particularly loved the slideshow intro, as it felt like I was watching a movie trailer. You can watch the video below or alternatively you can visit the official site via Aaliyah.com.


Monday, 19 June 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Outtakes From Brick Magazine (Jonathan Mannion)


πŸ” via @brickthemag: "We took a walk with Jonathan Mannion through his archives to unearth some iconic portraits and never before seen contact sheets for our current edition. You can pick up a copy now to see his photographs in print, like this one of #aaliyah, as well as to read more of his behind the scenes stories." OMG!! 😭😍❤ These beauties though! Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @egoofaqueen for the tag! 😘❤