Monday, 28 December 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Outakes Courtesy Of Christopher Kolk


Repost via @christopherkolk: “Getting ready to release some of my never before seen photos of this beautiful soul #aaliyah #aaliyahhaughton#oneinamillion #beautiful #contactsheet #film#analog” | Who’s ready? I know I am! Thanks for the tag @aaliyah_spain :D

Aaliyah: Hosting BET Countdown (1997) Rare


A beautiful small snippet shared over instagram via @stephengranthill with the caption..."Wow. Diggin' in the archives, found this from #Aaliyahhosting the BET 1997 countdown. It's all about the smile at the end..." | I have been watching this same clip over and over, since I have never seen this before! Thank you so much for sharing! Watch below and enjoy! ;)



Sunday, 27 December 2015

Aaliyah Archives News: Special Message From The Haughtons


A special message from Mama Diane and Rashad, posted via Aaliyah.com. A lot of great things have been happening for our beloved Babygirl this year, and I cannot wait for what 2016 holds in store for her, and us as dedicated fans. :o)  

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Aaliyah Archives News: Timbaland's 'King Stays King' Mixtape & The Origins Of 'He Keeps Me Shakin'





















First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! I hope everyone has been in good spirits as 2015 comes to a close end. As some of you may be aware, I was away on holiday last week, so hence why I was unable to post anything until now! ;)

Yesterday, our man Timbaland finally released his mixtape 'King Stays King' featuring the highly anticipated, unreleased song by our beloved Babygirl. Some of you may remember me mentioning this particular track before, but for those of you who don't, you can check out my previous post via the link here.  On Tim's mixtape it's titled 'Shakin' but just to let it be known, the original is actually called 'He Keeps Me Shakin' which was originally written by Digital Black (from the group Playa) and produced by Eric Seats & Rapture Stewart (a.k.a- KeyBeats). 

Unfortunately this particular track did not get around to being completed in time, with only the hook/chorus sung by Aaliyah. According to YouKnowIGotSoul the original version of this track, was presumably recorded around 1999–2000. All I can say is wow....to this day I have always shown my love and appreciation to all the producers that worked with Aaliyah, especially on the red album, since her music still sounds fresh and current to this very day, so thank you! To listen you can do so via the link here where you can also download the app MyMixtapez via the apple or google play store free of charge! For anyone else who just wants to skip straight to the Aaliyah track, you can listen right here below! Be sure to comment below your feedback on this new joint, since I am very curious to hear peoples opinions! :o) One love!


Friday, 11 December 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @s.k.y.e.l.e.r: "That time with #Aaliyah at #roscoes#goingthroughboxes #foundthis" | Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful rare gem with us all, and thanks to @aaliyahalways for the tag! :D

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @diaryofaaliyahhaughton A lovely rare gem which was shared via Facebook! Enjoy everyone! :o)

Monday, 30 November 2015

They Call Me Timbaland 2: Narrated By Magoo (Official Mixtape)


So it's been awhile since I last posted, but as you all know I like to keep everyone updated on the latest ;) A couple days ago, Timbaland released his second part of his mixtape titled They Call Me Timbaland 2, which is narrated by his partner in crime Magoo (everyone's been wondering where he's been hiding right? lol), presented by DJ Supa. The second mixtape consists of 11 tracks along with how Magoo first met Timbaland. Any Aaliyah fans who missed the first mixtape, I highly recommend y'all cop that since there are some beautiful memories shared of Babygirl by Timbaland himself. For those who missed the first part of this mixtape, you can visit my last post via the link here for more information. Anyone who wishes to receive these mixtapes please email via theaaliyaharchives@gmail.com. One love! :o)

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @flashgotti A lovely rare pic of Aaliyah from her One In A Million era. Thanks to @tylanol_nchill for the tag! Much love! :o) 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @ikay247: “TBT to 1996 Just before Aaliyah left, those of us that stayed behind to meet her after school rushed the stage she was sitting alone on to get a group photo with her. People including me were trying to get pictures from all angles. "Please can you take a photo on my camera” lol! She was cool and let us all say “cheese” Remember this@snaparazzi? We were all squashing her bro out of excitement! #tbt #aaliah#gonebutneverforgotten #superstar #randb#supertalented #gonetoosoon#oneinamillion #mrfrankwaslegit #school#bristol #singer #dancer #stylist #beautiful#actor #superwoman #cool #fashionicon#memories #realmusic #rolemodel#classywoman #legend #blessed #fans#thankGod #Godisgood #thankyouforcoming#missed.“ | Another beautuful rare picture and memory! Thank you! :o) 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @ikay247: “TBT to 1996 and meeting the incredible talented Aaliyah (RIP)at my secondary school. Our music teacher Mr Frank had mentioned to the whole school that she was coming after school but not a lot of people believed him. Me and my best friend @snaparazzi and some people stayed behind not convinced that she would come until she walked in with her mum, brother and some of her crew. It turned out Mr Frank was legit and had links in the music industry. Turns out she was doing some press in the Uk. We never doubted anything he said again after that! lol! She was so cool. did an A cappella of one of her hit song "ONE IN A MILLION” (which sounded beautiful) signed autographs and did a Q&A session with us. I’ll never forget a girl in our school asked her about her marriage to R Kelly and she replied “Im so sorry but can’t talk about that, but your so beautiful” She called my boy @shakynwa"cute"  remember bro?? #tbt#aaliyah #haughtonfamily#gonebutneverforgotten #superstar #randb#supertalented #gonetoosoon#oneinamillion #mrfrankwaslegit #school#bristol #singer #dancer #stylist #beautiful#actor #superwoman #cool #fashionicon#memories #realmusic #rolemodel#classywoman" | Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful memory with us all and thanks to @favouritethingsbyazzizz for the tag! :D 

Aaliyah: If Your Girl Only Knew (HQ Video) Courtesy Of Vevo


A big shoutout to @kboogieartzmedia for bringing this to my attention :D As you are all aware, whenever we come across any live performances from Aaliyah, the quality of the video posts never seem to be the best quality, which is quite a shame for all of us fans. Even Vevo, despite being known for uploading HD videos for other artists, they always seem to be a let down when it comes to Babygirl. However, to my surprise Vevo have actually uploaded a HD quality version of Aaliyah's performance at The Apollo, performing If Your Girl Only Knew from her second studio album, One In A Million. I have to say, that this is the best version that I've seen so far, you can really hear the depth and tone of her voice through this performance, as well as the chanting from the audience! :D Watch the full video below to enjoy to your hearts content! ;) One Love



Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Static Major: Rare Photos Courtesy of Jonathan Mannion


As you all know, I'm a huge fan of Static Major, unfortunately his life was cut too short, just as Aaliyah's was. I happened to post this on all my other social media pages, but realised I had not posted it on my main blog :D His Birthday was 6 days ago, and to celebrate, I happened to come across some rare out takes courtesy of one of my favorite photographers @jonathanmannion with the caption…

“This #FlashbackFridaytakes us to Kentucky where I photographed the group #Playa. It was the first shoot that I did for @ceyadams at the Drawing Board and kicked off what would become a relationship with @defjamrecords that continues to this day!! This shot of my brother #StaticMajor (Stephen Garrett) is a reminder of how precious life is. Rest in peace. #Cheers2You for your many accomplishments (including a Grammy) and for the beautiful music you have left for us to enjoy.” 

Amen to that! I couldn’t agree more! I have never seen these pics before, so I thought it would be nice to share with everyone! Enjoy! ;) 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @sonyasspotlight: "Remembering #Aaliyah. Today marks the 14th year anniversary of her death. Honored to have met her. #ShiningStar #GoneTooSoon #Aaliyah#RIP" | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to @tylanol_nchill for tagging me! ;) This must of been one we didn't notice during the 14 year anniversary, so I'm glad we came across it! :o)

Aaliyah: Jay Leno Show, 2000 (Rare Photos)


Some beautiful rare images captured of Aaliyah (courtesy of Aaliyah.PL) on the Jay Leno Show performing her hit single Try Again in 2000. Out of all the live performances and outfits she wore, this one has to be my all time favourite! :o)

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Rashad & Diane: Rare Photo


A nice rare pic of Rashad & Diane at the MTV VMA’s in 2002 courtesy of @haughtonangels a.k.a- @favouritethingsbyazzizz. Thank you for sharing hun! I look forward to many more pics! :D 

Friday, 6 November 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @egwilliams220 on Twitter of a young Lili with the caption... “TBT: Actress Chip Fields and a young budding singer named Aaliyah!” | Thank you so much for sharing, and thanks to @aaliyah_spain for the tag! ;)  

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo's

 

Aaliyah & @nikkanacoldest (I also peep Michael Haughton in the background within the second image :D) Shout out to @aaliyahfanpage1979 for bringing the first image to my attention! Enjoy everyone! ;)

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Aaliyah Archives News: Shipping Update For Aaliyah Fragrance


Just a quick update for all of those who have pre-ordered their Aaliyah Fragrance. Xyrena announced yesterday that ALL pre-orders will be shipped out in the order they were received, by the 9th November. For anyone who is wondering as to why it hasn't been shipped out mid-October time, they sent out an email explaining why, which you can read below here...

"Thank you for your recent purchase of Aaliyah by Xyrena. This e-mail is being sent to all customers who’ve pre-ordered either Aaliyah Extrait de Parfum or Aaliyah Vibe Spray.
Pre-Order: There has been some confusion by customers inquiring why their order is still “Processing” or why they haven’t received their order. As listed at the top of the product page, Aaliyah is a Pre-Order not available for immediate shipment. By placing a pre-order you have guaranteed your place in line to receive the product as soon as it’s available.
Shipping Date: Xyrena is a new brand and we’re in the process of upgrading our Extrait de Parfum packaging to an innovative luxury travel case that’s shockproof, waterproof, reusable, and all around awesome! Due to an unforeseen delay beyond our control we won’t have these new cases in stock until the end of this month. Our estimated ship date for Aaliyah was originally mid-October but due to our upgraded case delay we’re now anticipating that orders will ship on October 30th. We apologize for the delay and understand everyone is anxious to receive the Aaliyah fragrance. We’re also upgrading our labels to a more smudge resistant material for all Extrait de Parfum and Vibe Spray’s.
If for some reason our cases don’t arrive for shipping on October 30th than customers will have the option of either waiting until they arrive or having their Aaliyah Parfum shipped in a standard cardboard box.
Customer Service: Please do not send individual requests inquiring about the status of your order. Once your order ships you’ll receive a “Completed Order” e-mail and may track the shipment through your Xyrena account.
Please bear with us, we’ll be shipping all orders ASAP and think you’ll agree that it’s well worth the wait!
Thanks for your business!
Xyrena"
I have also received messages from followers of mines, who have received emails of their purchases being shipped out to them. So for now, please be patient, and keep checking back on your emails to see the current status of your order! :o) I personally will be waiting on the new packaging that will be an additional bonus, along with the fragrance. I simply cannot wait to see it when it arrives! :D

Aaliyah: Rare Photo's Courtesy Of Edward Otchere


Happy 1st November y'all! Hope everyone had a great Halloween yesterday! Sorry I have not been posting much lately, I have been dealing with a lot of personal issues, so I hope you guys understand. 

Anyhoo...just to keep everyone updated, here are some new rare gems which surfaced a few days ago from photographer Edward Otchere, who happened to share these via his Twitter and Instagram page. It always brightens my day when I see new images of Aaliyah, so thank you for sharing with us all! :D A big shout out to @idreamofaaliyah for tagging me so that I was able to see these! Thank you lovely! ;)

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Aaliyah Archives: News


It has come to our attention that Mr.Timbo himself has finally given us yet another sign in regards to exclusive, unreleased material from our beloved Babygirl. Well...all I can say is finally! Lol He has kept us waiting long enough now right? In regards to when he will be posting this snippet, I cannot confirm as of yet, but it seems like he is trying to go through all the right channels before he goes ahead with it, and for that I highly respect him for. But as they say...patience is a virtue. So with that being said, #TeamAaliyah are going to have to hold tight for now! :o)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Via @flakaaa_xo on Twitter “When I met Aaliyah, RIP beautiful ❤” | Thanks to @aaliyah_spain for the tag! Much love to you! :o) 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo Courtesy Of Ronnie Wright


Repost via @ronniewright1 who showed us this beautiful throwback picture of Aaliyah with Allure, Miss Jones, Changing Faces and Ronnie Wright himself. Thank you for sharing with us all! :o)

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Amorphous: 22 EP (Aaliyah Tribute)


If you haven't already, be sure to check out a very special EP mix from Amorphous, who created this beautiful tribute in memory of our beloved Babygirl. As you all know, I'm a big fan of anything creative, so I thought this would be nice to share with everyone. For a more in depth look, here's a detailed description from Amorphous himself...

"It's been fourteen years since we've lost our beautiful angel, and somehow, I still find solace and comfort listening to her soothing voice. I was only four when she passed away, yet I was already a huge fan. My brother went out of his way to purchase two copies of the 'Aaliyah' album the day it came out, on July 17th, 2001. Aaliyah has impacted my life in tremendous ways. She's pushed me to be more positive, a better producer, and overall a better person. I only thought it was right that I do something big this year.
So here you have it! The '22' EP, a collection of remixes and original tracks all dedicated to and/or sampling her music. Featuring my critically acclaimed remix of 'Rock The Boat', '22' boasts club ready remixes of 'One In A Million', and '4 Page letter'. Along with remixes, including the Timbaland inspired 'We Need A Resolution' remix, the EP also includes original tracks, such as the house banger 'January', the experimental '1979' and 'Dreams', as well as the soundtrack-esque '2001' - a track dedicated to the year we lost our beloved angel. Worked on this for about a year now, truly from the bottom of my heart. Hope you guys enjoy."
You can listen to the whole collection below here... Enjoy! ;)

Aaliyah: Unreleased Photoshoot Courtesy Of Edward Otchere


Repost via @dhagren Thank you so much for sharing these candid moments with us all! This has totally made my day! :D And thanks to @saynomorekeeks for the tag! Much love! ;) :o) 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Urban Escence Apparel: By Aaliyah Always

“Essence / ˈɛs(ə)ns / noun / 1. the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, which determines its character.
synonyms: quintessence, soul, spirit, ethos, nature, life, core, heart, centre, sum and substance” 
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the new apparel launch from the lovely @aaliyahalways which goes by the name of @urbanescenceapparel. Described as the ‘sister’ to her other apparel site @theinfluential. Exciting things are most definitely in the works ;) So stay tuned and be sure to follow on Twitter via @Urbanescence_
I simply can't wait to see all the Aaliyah designs, since I already know they're gonna look HOT! :D

Aaliyah: Video Footage Courtesy of ET Online


I was meant to post this awhile ago, but better late than never right? ;) I happened to come across a video courtesy of AaliyahAlways via Tumblr, who kindly shared this video posted from etonline.com. They briefly talked about Janet Jackson's letter to Aaliyah (on the day of the 14 year death anniversary), with talks on Timbaland, Missy Elliot, as well as showing a small snippet of Aaliyah at the 2000, MTV Video Music Awards. It was definitely a breath of fresh air to myself when I watched it, since I have never seen this particular footage before. So I hope this will brighten everyone's day, no matter where they are! Watch below and enjoy! ;) :D



Sunday, 20 September 2015

Aaliyah Archives News: Aaliyah: Vibe Spray By Xyrena (Ships Worldwide)


Check out the new official Aaliyah - Vibe Spray. A Body & room spray version of the Aaliyah Fragrance. Available to pre-order via www.xyrena.com. For those who live overseas like myself, you will already know that there were some difficulties purchasing the perfume version. This is because it's an alcohol based product, so due to certain shipping restrictions, this is why we were unable to attain it. However...the body/room spray version is a water based product which does ship worldwide. So if you really want it, this version will probably be best! :o) 

Also in other news...Xyrena happened to post an image on their Instagram with some Aaliyah goodies ;) ....


And here's what they had to say...

@xyrena: "Everyone attending the @officialpeta 35th Anniversary Gala in LA will be receiving a sample of #AaliyahByXyrena! #crueltyfree #certifiedvegan"

So for any of those who are planning to go, be sure to cop your sample! ;)

Friday, 18 September 2015

Aaliyah Archives News: Official Aaliyah Fragrance Tribute (Unisex) By Xyrena

Edit made by yours truly! :o)

Pre-order your Official Unisex Aaliyah fragrance by Xyrena via www.xyrena.com. For those who live overseas like myself, Rashad is currently working on releasing a special version for international markets by the end of the week. So please be patient and stay tuned! ;)

Remember that 5% on all purchases go straight to the AaliyahMemorialFund, a charity very dear to all us fans, especially The Haughtons. Please note that for anyone who signed the #AaliyahForMAC petition, Rashad has made it very clear that everyone should purchase this fragrance, along with the Official Aaliyah Merchandise courtesy of UrbanOutfitters (Which you can check out from my previous posts!). This is the only way we can help the MAC makeup campaign come to fruition. So if you would like this to happen, please help by showing your love and support! Remember that this is all for a good cause, so let’s make Babygirl proud! :o) One love!

A quote from the Xyrena site themselves who describes the scent as...

"Aaliyah™ by Xyrena is the first and only official fragrance tribute to the Princess of R&B. Developed in close collaboration with Diane & Rashad Haughton (the late singer and actress’s mother and brother), Xyrena crafted a true aromatic tribute inspired by actual fragrances Aaliyah wore. Aaliyah by Xyrena is unisex but leans masculine, as Aaliyah favored traditional men’s scents in line with her signature, sexy tomboy image. The formula is also a hue of black which was Aaliyah’s favorite color. Aaliyah by Xyrena has base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, amber, and jasmine; middle notes of black pepper, violet and leather; with top notes of mint, lavender and mandarin. 

5% of all sales from this release will be donated to The Aaliyah Memorial Fund."

I'm really happy that they are using a mixture of actual scents which Aaliyah wore herself. Some people may think it's another gimmick, but it's definitely far from that, since both Diane and Rashad have taken a lot into consideration into preserving Aaliyah's legacy, and rightly so! I've been waiting for something like this for years, so the fact that it is actually happening, truly warms my heart. Thank you Diane and Rashad for taking the time and effort into making all these ventures possible. I know Aaliyah would be very proud. :o) If that's not all...check out the dope video promo for the fragrance below, to give you a better feel of what it's all about! Enjoy! ;)


 

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Aaliyah: Tommy Hilfiger Fashion show at Macy's in Brooklyn, NY (12th September, 1997)


Repost via @alwaysandforeveraaliyah: “I was so excited to see Aaliyah at this fashion show. Back then I didn’t have a fancy camera, but I still love my momentos. Just wanted to share one of the photos I took from that day. Aaliyah at Macy’s in Brooklyn, NY on 9/12/97. #aaliyah#oneinamillion #macys #fan #rare#tommyhilfiger #kidadajones” | Wow thanks for sharing with us all hun! You’re very blessed to of seen Aaliyah in the flesh! What I’d do to just have that moment! *sigh* and thanks to @diaryofaaliyahhaughton for tagging me

Aaliyah & Damon Dash: Rare Photo


Repost via @nickibille14: “You always find these great gems or shall we call them blasts from the past hehe.. Like these old pictures of my baby @maydersen with #Aaliyah @duskopoppington and @gisele ❤️ ” Thanks so much for sharing with us all! Such a beautiful picture! And thanks @aaliyahfanpage1979 & @weloveaaliyahhaughton for tagging me! ;) 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Aaliyah Archives: News



A few days ago, Rashad tweeted some exciting news regarding an OFFICIAL (yes you read that correctly!) Aaliyah clothing/apparel line courtesy of UrbanOutfitters. Anyone who wishes to purchase please visit the link via...http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/search.jsp?q=aaliyah#/ Remember, that by purchasing any Official Aaliyah merch, you are also helping towards the many charities that Aaliyah was fond of, including the memorial fund which is dear to everyone's hearts. So as you can see, this really is all for a good cause :o). 

If that's not all...literally just minutes ago, Rashad posted this tweet stating that there are yet more surprises for us in store...


 

Obviously as you can see by my reply, I'm so hyped! :D Lol! I'm willing to wait on greatness, but for those who lack patience, I will definitely keep you all posted on what's happening! ;)

Aaliyah: Rare Photo's Courtesy of Tavarius Polk

 
 

Big shout out to Tavarius Polk (for those who are unaware of who he is, he sang on Aaliyah's Never Givin' Up from the One In A Million album) who shared these rare gems with us all. Enjoy my lovelies! :o)

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost @therealqd3: “#tbt w Aaliyah @aaliyah RIP angel @eliane.nicole and my sister @kidadajonesog on Fiji island in the 90’s. Good times” | Wow…thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyahalways for tagging me! :o) ♥ 

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @itowandabraxton: “#TBT Fun times with @tamarbraxtonher @trinabraxton1 and the beautiful #aaliyah #bfv finale tonight!!#braxstan #braxcon #karuPr” | Thank you so much for sharing with us all and thanks @tma_aaliyahfan for tagging me! ;)

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost via @nitroinc4: “Hanging with Aaliyah on the beach in Jamaica #90s #jamaica #aaliyah #aaliyah#aaliyahrocks #aaliyahhaughton #rnb #hiphop#montegobay” | Thanks for sharing and making our day as always! In my island slang….‘safe’ ;)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


Repost courtesy of @nitroinc4: “Hot night in Jamaica #pdiddy#puffdaddy #seancombs #aaliyahrocks #aaliyah #NotoriousBIG #Biggiesmalls #bigpoppa #jamaica#montegobay #hiphop #rap #rnb#90s#blackisbeautiful #blackgirlsrock#blacklivesmatter” | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyahalways for tagging me ;) So nice to finally see this epic picture in colour! Enjoy everyone :D