Friday, 9 August 2013

Compilation Albums: I Care 4 U

(International Cover)
 

Released: December 10th 2002
Recorded: September 1993 – March 9th 2001
Label: Blackground/Universal

Here we have the first posthumous compilation album featuring Aaliyah's album cuts, unreleased tracks and demos which were recorded between 1993 – 2001. Not only does the album contain all of her hit singles, it also has a number of tracks which were left to one side, including the singles Miss You, Don't Know What To Tell Ya and Come Over. I Care 4 U proved to be a success in Japan and Finland entering the charts at number one. It also reached the top 5 in the US, Europe, Argentina, UK, France, Germany and Switzerland and at the top 10 in Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and Poland. (Talk about an international success!) The album was also certified platinum in the United States selling over 1.7 million copies. (Damn, that's a hell of a lot of copies!)

From my own personal view, I believe this album compiles some of the greatest tracks Babgirl ever released throughout her career. Funnily enough, my actual favorites would have to be her unreleased and demo work as you could see the potential and direction she was aiming towards. Not many people are aware of these tracks but my favorites on the album are All I Need, Don't Worry, and Erica Kane. You can check these out down below.

As for the video's let's just say Miss You shows a lot of respect and appreciation from the likes of such artists as (in order of appearance in the video) –

  • DMX
  • Missy Elliot
  • Lil' Kim
  • Toni Braxton
  • Ananda Lewis
  • Dallas Austin
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Playa
  • Andre Royo
  • Montel Williams
  • Free
  • A.J. Calloway
  • Jaheim
  • Tweet
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Tank
  • Laz Alonso
  • Mary J. Blige
  • La-La
  • Sharissa
  • Nick Cannon
  • J.D. Williams
  • Steele & Buckshot
  • Queen Latifah
  • Quddus
  • Keith Perrin & J. Alexander
  • Big Tigger
  • U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan


Phew! I think that's everyone! Lil Jon was also part of the cameo crew but was not in the video. The second video is a fan made video made by marcjacobs17, you can catch his profile on youtube for more information. I must say that the video has been put together very well in terms of the theme of the song itself. Good job! Anyhoo, watch and enjoy my fellow Aaliyan fans! :o)