Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Aaliyah As Featured Cameo in Timbaland & Magoo's: We At It Again ft. Sebastian & Static Major



Released: 2000
Recorded: 1999/2000
Label: Blackground/Craze Productions

Now who remembers this classic joint? Here's another guest appearance/cameo of Aaliyah in the video We At It Again, which also features the likes of Static Major. The track features on the album soundtrack of Romeo Must Die, which is one of those albums where you know you aint even gotta skip a track. I know this, since everytime I watch Romeo Must Die, I always end up listening to the music in the background thinking 'damn what's the name of that track? This sounds hot!' lol! 

I can honestly say though, that these two had such a special bond musically wise, it's a shame they both had to leave us so soon. As far as the video is concerned, it's definitely got that dirty south feel, where you just wanna get down low and crunk the hell out. Soon as you hear that bass, you know straight away that shit is gonna go down! Lol! But as always, our Babygirl is looking gorgeous as ever with a hint of seduction in that lollipop scene. Funny that, isn't it ironic how Static Major's Lollipop with Lil Wayne was a hit and in this video we are seeing both of them in a candy store. Hmm...amazing how things turn out right? Anyhoo, please enjoy this dope, classic joint below! One Love <3


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Aaliyah Archives: News


Shout out to @YoungNation92 for this feedback from our man J-Dub. We are so blessed to hear such great music which lives on forever through us, as her fans. This honestly means so much to us, so thank you J-Dub! I simply cannot wait to hear what you have in store for us. :o) A quote from J-Dub himself, which you can find via his Tumblr page saying...

J-Dub: "Blessed to have worked with and Produced an angel… #Aaliyah her music will live forever. Mine will too! #GodISTheGreatest #DubzworldProductionz #MD2G (My Diary To God) #Aaliyah #WhatIf #IRefuse unreleased #SteadyGround #CatalogGotHitsRecordz #LOVE" 

Aaliyah As Featured Cameo in Timbaland feat. Playa, Magoo & Missy Elliott's: Here We Come




Released: November 1998
Recorded: 1997/1998
Label: Blackground/Atlantic/Virgin

First and foremost I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! :o) I hope you are all in good spirits. Now I know I have not been posting much, but for those who are wondering I am well and alive! ;) I have a lot of drafts that I have yet to post, so lets get down to business shall we? lol Now awhile ago, I posted a lot of cameo appearances where our beloved Babygirl happened to feature in, so I would like to continue posting the rest of her cameo appearances so that we have a complete archive. 

Now here's a classic joint which takes me wayyy back! Here We Come featuring the likes of Timbaland, Magoo, Missy and backing vocals from R&B group Playa, was the lead single from Timbaland's solo debut album – 'Tim's Bio: Life From Da Bassment'. The music video itself was premiered in mid October 1998, on music channel MTV2 (that channel definitely takes me back!). Now, although the song charted and was released via radio airplay in November 1998, it did not gain any 'physical release' in the US until March 2nd 1999 and October 5th 1999 for Germany (shows how much patience people had back then!).

Personally, as I do with any video/track from the Timbo Fam, since Ginuwine also features as a guest cameo, these guys were so ahead of their time it's unreal. The whole idea of transforming a music video into a moving graphic novel was just original for it's time. If we look back at other music videos during the early 2000's, we have also encountered this with other artists too, such as Mariah Carey and Eminem. If you listen to the track carefully, you can hear the songs concept and interpolation based on the early Spider-Man comic series, showing that playful, childish superhero/heroin side in us all. And as always, our beloved Babygirl is looking extra fly with the highlights in her hair! Love it! :D Anyhoo, peep the videos below to compare and contrast the musicality! The bottom video can only be viewed via youtube, so click on the link and it should direct you. Enjoy everyone! :o)





Sunday, 6 April 2014

Aaliyah: The Struggle Apparel Clothing


Hey guys! I know it's been a minute since I last posted, but just to let you know that everything is all good with me. Looking back at my last posts, I wanted to conclude the fashion posts with one more, who go by the name The Struggle Apparel. Since this is an Aaliyah blog, I post everything Aaliyah related, so whilst browsing through their clothing range, I happen to come across this dope Aaliyah crewneck top, so it was only right that I shared this with you all :o) They do a lot of customised hoodies and crewnecks, so if you feel you're in the need of something unique, stylish and different than look no further! And yes, they ship internationally too! ;) They also offer a return/exchange policy which I think is really good, since not a lot of sites give you that option. Seeing as how all sizes vary internationally, it can sometimes be difficult to know which size is best suited, so props for that! For more information, you can find these guys via http://www.TheStruggleApparel.com/ on twitter @lesbianwitSWAGG and Instagram TheStruggleApparel.