Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Petition to Bring 'A A L I Y A H: The Inside Look' back to YouTube


πŸ” via @theofficialamorphous: "(Link in bio). ‘AALIYAH - The Inside Look’ premiered on YouTube two days after Aaliyah’s death anniversary, as a loving two hour fan-made documentary created by myself. Though it used footage from various media outlets, and music from Aaliyah’s and many other artists’ catalog that I clearly do not own, the film was non-profit and made to showcase Aaliyah’s life, the way it should be documented and celebrated. Also, all of the footage/music that was featured in the film is available on YouTube, uploaded by people who clearly do not own the material as well.
A day after the documentary was released to rave reviews & media coverage, over twenty-five thousand views and endless comments praising the film, Reservoir Media (Merlin), removed the film from YouTube due to “copyright infringement”. Reservoir had already given my account two strikes twice just days before, for sharing my Aaliyah mashups with the world. Thus, my entire account was removed from YouTube.
Many fans, including myself, feel that this is a personal attack on me. All of Aaliyah’s music is uploaded to YouTube by people who clearly do not have the “rights” to upload them. Plenty of mashups including the same exact songs that I used are still up with millions of views. This is unfair. This does not make sense.
Though available on www.aaliyahtheinsidelook.com releasing the fan-made documentary to YouTube was the most logical way to get it seen by as many fans as possible.
I am asking Reservoir to retract their copyright infringement claims, and allow the release of the film. 
If you truly enjoyed 'AALIYAH - The Inside Look’, I ask of you, truly, to sign this petition. Her story deserves to be told the right way. #Aaliyah"
I’m not even surprised by that treacherous snake! πŸ˜©πŸ˜’ He really doesn’t want people to remember Aaliyah at all, yet he’s sitting on a full stack of music which he selfishly refuses to make accessible for the fans! Aaliyah worked too damn hard not to have her music available for her adoring fans to have. Like I said before…the truth shall continue to be exposed and prevail πŸ’… Please show your support by signing the petition via...
You can also help by spreading the word to all your friends and family on all your social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc... Every signature obtained helps towards bringing this documentary back on YouTube for ALL fans to view at their leisure, as well as remembering a woman who impacted many lives.πŸ™πŸ’š

Monday, 28 August 2017

Exclusive AaliyahAlways Interview By Eye Ma: “Aaliyah skirted the edge and redefined R&B”



If you haven't already be sure to check out the exclusive interview by Eye Ma who interviewed one of my all time favourite fan pages – AaliyahAlways. Not only is she a dear, close friend, but someone who I can honestly say is like family to me. If it wasn't for her, I would not of started up Aaliyah Archives, so thank you for being one of my biggest inspirations, as well as being such a beautiful person inside and out 😘❤️ #TeamAaliyah would just not be the same without you, so thank you for all that you do for Aaliyah's legacy. I throughly enjoyed the read, and got to learn more things which I did not know before so I'm sure you guys will too! You can read the full interview via the link below...

https://eyema.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/exclusive-aaliyahalways-interview-aaliyah-skirted-the-edge-and-redefined-rb/

Happy reading! πŸ˜‡

Sunday, 27 August 2017

A A L I Y A H : The Inside Look | Documentary By Amorphous (Full Video)


The wait is finely over #TeamAaliyah! As promised Amorphous has released his full Aaliyah documentary 'Aaliyah: The Inside Look' (it was originally meant to be released on the 25th, but due to 8 hours of exporting the 2 hour video, we can forgive him for that! πŸ˜‰). Besides, I prefer people to take their time when it comes to Babygirl, as apposed to rushing. Aaliyah herself was known for being a perfectionist, thus, we should similarly take the same approach for whatever we do concerning our beloved angel πŸ™πŸ’š

Having just finished watching the documentary (Pre-warning – make sure y'all keep those tissues ready for all those emotional parts! 😒) it has just confirmed to me what I felt from watching the trailers alone. By far, one of the best visual documentaries I have seen for years! Everything was done so tastefully, where you feel captivated and drawn from the very beginning. The video production, editing, sound editing, music choice, narration, facts etc... (the list 'goes on and on and on...') were all spot on and flowed beautifully in a professional manner. I know that this video was not made for any monetary gain, but if I were ever to see a DVD copy of this, I would hands down buy it. I've seen countless documentaries in the past where some facts have not been told correctly, or lack certain parts of Aaliyah's early life, career and the friends who accompanied her.

Made by a fan, for the fans, you can tell that a lot of hard work, passion and dedication has been taken in throughly to produce such a heartfelt, emotional film of a woman who touched all boys, girls, men and women. Be it a 'Young Nation' fan or an older generation fan, we can learn a lot about Aaliyah's life just by watching this. I know for one that I definitely learnt some new things I did not know before (I especially loved the music chart receipts from the UK, which if you don't know by now is where I am from 😎). It just generally made me feel so proud to be a fan of hers, and knowing how much love Aaliyah had for her fans, so that was really insightful and refreshing to know. 

Personally speaking, I'm quite a strong person so I knew I would get teary eyed watching this particular documentary. Never in my life did I imagine the 11 year old child in me to be bawling out my eyes, feeling that same pain I felt that very same day on hearing the news of her passing. It really touched my heart in ways I never thought imaginable. It was like some of my grieving process was still repressed from all those years ago, taking a trip down memory lane, and re-living all those moments I remember watching live on TV as a young kid (both the good and bad). 

All in all this is a MUST watch for ALL fans and for future generations to come. No matter how hard people try to cover, re-invent or change history, the truth shall always prevail and set Aaliyah, Diane, Michael and Rashad Haughton free. Aaliyah may not be able to speak for herself, but we as fans are her voice, alongside her family (minus Barry Hankerson of course, who I constantly cursed at every time he was shown throughout the film! LOL πŸ˜‚)

Jimir, I want to personally thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into making this documented video of Aaliyah's life. You've put your whole heart, soul, sweat, blood and tears into making something that was truly worth the wait. I wish you nothing but success in your future endeavours and hope that other professionals can take head and follow suit on how to create something through the right means, with the utmost respect towards Aaliyah's legacy. πŸ™πŸ’š 

Before watching here's a synopsis from Amorphous himself, for those who may not be aware...

"'AALIYAH - The Inside Look' is a documentary created entirely by Amorphous, as a touching two hour tribute honoring Aaliyah's life and legacy. Through his eyes as a beloved fan, experience getting to fall in love with Aaliyah, once again, as we take a look at her life and everlasting legacy up until 2017. 

'AALIYAH - The Inside Look' features media from various outlets and channels, including footage from major corporations. I do not own any rights to their footage or music. This documentary is made strictly for entertainment purposes only, and is made from a fan - for the fans.

Handheld Footage Thanks:
nyupilot
MKBlast
Metra BNSF Rails
Tim Gorman
Brad Moore 

This film is dedicated to Aaliyah Dana Haughton, Michael Haughton, Diane Haughton, and Rashad Haughton."

So, without further a due, sit back, relax and watch the full video below...(or alternatively you can visit his site www.aaliyahtheinsidelook.com for more information). Peace ❤️


Saturday, 26 August 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @_howweroll: “Back in the day Budweiser super fest Tour me and the cold great singing young star Aaliyah #aaliyah #tourlife #kidcapri #busowner @she_is_me_and_i_am_her my daughter love” | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @danas_angels for the tag! 😘❤

Aaliyah: On The Set Of 'Freedom' (Rare Photo's)


πŸ” via @weloveaaliyahhaughton Aaliyah on the set of ‘Freedom’. Thank you for the high quality pics sis! 😘❤ 

Aaliyah: Teen Choice Awards, 6th August, 2000 (Rare Photo's)


Some more beautiful gems via @weloveaaliyahhaughton πŸ˜Ž #Aaliyah #AaliyahArchives #AaliyahDanaHaughton #AaliyahHaughton #Babygirl #Lili #Liyah #TeamAaliyah #Rare #WeLoveAaliyahHaughton

Aaliyah: Edward Otchere (Rare Photo's)


Some beautiful rare outtakes from the Eddie Otchere photoshoot, courtesy of the lovely @weloveaaliyahhaughton. Thank you so much for sharing these gems sis! 😘❤️

Aaliyah: Soul Train Awards 1995 (Santa Monica, California, 1995)


πŸ” via @weloveaaliyahhaughton: “New pics dropping out in honor of our BabyGirl. It’s time in a very sad day like today to celebrate her life.We love u Liyah πŸ™ | Soul Train Awards 1995 #Aaliyah16Years #Aaliyah #AaliyahHaughton” | Thank you so much for sharing these gems with us sis! 😩😘❤ 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo's (Edward Otchere)



πŸ” via @contact.high.project: #Aaliyah (πŸ“·: @dhagren) #shootfilm #workthemiddle #portraits 
#visualculture 
#analog 
#contactsheet
#contacthighproject 
#analogphotography 
#filmisnotdead #archives #shootfilm #hiphop #oldschool | The high quality though! πŸ˜©πŸ˜πŸ‘ Thank you so much for sharing! ❤

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @socialitenyc: “Remembering Aaliyah 1/16/79-8/25/01 ❤️πŸ™πŸΎ RIP AALIYAH!! #aaliyah #babygirl it’s been 16 yrs. #ripaaliyah” | Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @lbjnola: “Wow #TB #RIP #Aaliyah” | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to all those who have been tagging me! Love you guys! 😘❤ 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @amyduboisbarnett: “RIP Aaliyah. This photo of us was taken at her last album release party. I was the #editorinchief of #HoneyMagazine at the time, and had just interviewed her for our next #cover. It was Aaliyah’s last #interview before her death… We were supposed to do the cover #photoshoot when she got back from that fateful trip to the Bahamas. I was in Toronto, at a conference for women in the #entertainmentindustry, on August 25, 2001, the day of her tragic death. I’ll never forget the ballroom full of pagers going off and the shock and the tears. The group prayer… Then the rush back to NYC to put together a fitting #tribute issue. I miss Aaliyah's #spirit and #creativity all the time. She was guarded and shy, but still projected #confidence and #sensuality. And her music; we’ve seen nothing like it since… #gonetoosoon #babygirl #rip #trailblazer#legend #aaliyah #music #fbf #flashbackfriday” | Thank you for not only a beautiful photo, but a beautiful caption, sharing your memories along with it. πŸ™πŸ’š 

Aaliyah & Anastasia Zampounidis: Select MTV (TRL) Germany, 2000



Been saving this particular picture for today πŸ˜‡❤ Here is a rare picture of former MTV Germany host Anastasia with our beloved Aaliyah. This particular photo was taken in 2000 during the time she was promoting the movie #RomeoMustDie, and came to the interactive show called Select MTV (TRL). Huge thank you to Anastasia Zampounidis for sharing this gem via Twitter as well as Sabahattin for the heads up! πŸ™πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo's From Hamish Brown (23rd May, 2001)


A couple new rares which surfaced via getty images from the Hamish Brown photoshoot which was shot in London, on May 23rd, 2001. I love how current and recent this shoot looks! No one would ever think this was taken back in 2001! 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo

πŸ” via @therealjohntaaustin: “16 years. Long time. Still remember getting the news like it was yesterday. Still remember our last message on the Motorola two way… a "Happy 4th of July” exchange. Still remember taking this photo (that I keep framed in my office) at the end of a long session back when disposable πŸ“·’s were the shit and that shirt on that guy in that music video that you would clown (you know the one). Still remember you giving a crew of guys from the ATL @bryanmichaelcox @jazzepha @teddyalexanderbishop a chance to make some πŸ”₯ for you. Can’t thank you enough. Anyway rest easy. Party and Cracker Jacks when I get there. #adh#babygirl" | Thank you so much for sharing your memories with us all πŸ™πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @nikkanacoldest: “Aaliyah fan clubs always keep me updated finding pictures & videos with me in them well here’s one for you guys 😊 I believe people come into our lives for a reason a lesson a blessing or both πŸ€” Live your life to the fullest cause tomorrow isn’t promised to no oneπŸ’― never stop learning & growing & make the best out of every moment ✨ if you got dreams go for it & make it your reality life is what you make it let’s make it Spectacular ✨love you Aaliyah for life πŸ’œ#livinglifelikeitsgoldencuzitis#teamyoungnation4life” | Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, as well as the beautiful image! πŸ™πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @yohariyo: “Aaliyah #aaliyah #rip #babygirl #90” | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyahalways for all the tags! 😘❤ #Aaliyah #AaliyahArchives #AaliyahDanaHaughton #AaliyahHaughton #Babygirl #Lili #Liyah #TeamAaliyah #Rare

Aaliyah & Natane Boudreau: Rare Photo


πŸ” @muse_on_this: “My Love, My Light, Baby Girl, Li-Li, Dearest Aaliyah you continue to inspire all of us, especially your devoted, beloved kind, intelligent fans. You are #MoreThanAWoman #OneInAMillion. I #MissYou with all my Heart and I know our Souls are eternally united. To Diane and Rashad all of our arms are wrapped around you today and always. #Aaliyah #BestFriends #SoulMate #Angel” | Thank you so much for sharing Natane! I know she is watching down on all of us in her own special way! πŸ™πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Detroit School Of Arts (Rare Photo's)


πŸ” @_tristanandrews: “The irreplaceable, AALIYAH! I went to the same high school as Aaliyah (Detroit School of Arts). Myself and a few others were able to get the yearbook from her junior and senior year. I damn near FOUGHT to get oneπŸ˜‚ I’m glad I was able to walk the same halls as her in that old raggedy original DSA buildingπŸ˜‚ That building and the kids were special man. We were ALLLLL hurt when she passed. Felt like we lost a cousin. R.I.P Aaliyah!! #Aaliyah #AaliyahFans #Detroit#DetroitSchoolOfArts” | Thank you so much for sharing! Love these pics! Aaliyah looks adorable! πŸ˜©πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: On The Set Of 'I Need You Tonight' (Rare Photo)


πŸ” via @wendyactingcoach: “I’VE WORK WITH MANY PEOPLE DURING MY CAREER AS A CASTING DIRECTOR AND #AALIYAH WAS ONE OF THE SWEETEST ARTIST I’VE EVER MET. .
.
#FBF ##FlashBackFriday #FBFriday ❤️” | Lawd……now this is my NEW fave! πŸ˜©πŸ˜­πŸ˜„❤ Her expression though! Ayeee! πŸ™ŒπŸ’• lol Looks like this is also Aaliyah on the set of Junior Mafia’s ‘I Need You Tonight’ video! πŸ˜„❤ Thank you for sharing!

Aaliyah: Rare Photo

πŸ” via @elaine.nicole Thank you so much for sharing! Aaliyah in Fiji with Kidada Jones! πŸ™πŸ’š #Aaliyah #AaliyahArchives #AaliyahDanaHaughton #AaliyahHaughton #Babygirl #Lili #Liyah #TeamAaliyah #Rare #Fiji

Aaliyah: Rare Photos


πŸ” via @only1romd Thank you so much for sharing! The last picture is my favourite out of this batch! The way she is looking at Mama Diane is priceless! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜©πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @ashleyrae817: “We all know what today is… We all miss you.. R.I.P. Aaliyah #aaliyah #Squad #Detroit #DSAAlumni” | Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @kierra_lynette: Thank you for sharing! πŸ™πŸ’š #Aaliyah #AaliyahArchives #AaliyahDanaHaughton #AaliyahHaughton #Babygirl #Lili #Liyah #TeamAaliyah #Rare #16Years

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Aaliyah Archives News: Aaliyah For MAC Official Launch in 2018!



















πŸ” via @aaliyah_haughton_official: “Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all. Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen! Stay tuned in 2018. #AaliyahforMAC @maccosmetics” | The long wait is finally over #TeamAaliyah πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ’• Let us celebrate tomorrow and her forever, eternal legacy πŸ™πŸ’š Side note...be sure to follow the new official Instagram page for Aaliyah too! πŸ˜‰

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Aaliyah: Shared Memories & Stories by her former Bodyguard


πŸ” via @the_wooley_group: “#aaliyah Personal Bodyguard. I was hired by her Father to Protect her through his relationship with #sonsofkingsacademymovement because he knew she would not be compromised. If I were in the Bahamas with her during that fateful incident I would NOT have allowed her to board that plane. Even though she would actually cry sometimes; she would follow my instructions when it came to her safety. She was such a beautiful person inside and out; its difficult to tell she had just finished crying prior to this pic. RIH Dana Haughton. This pic of #joewooley and #Aaliyah was taken just prior to that unfortunate incident in the Bahamas. Yeah; that’s a Smith & Wesson 9mm on one side of the shoulder holster, and a Walther PPK on the other (don’t even ask what she was touching behind my back; and why she was smiling and I was not; she was mischevious at times) Notice the Sons of Kings Academy Movement tag around my neck. That particular day she had done a concert. An exceptional show!!! I would usually be on stage lurking in the shadows; etc. Anyway she was called out for an encore which she absolutely killed it; amazed the crowd into a frenzy. As she came off stage she fell into my arms exhausted and crying. I asked whats wrong. Her response was that she felt she had not done enough to satisfy her fans. I told her are you crazy?!! Do you hear that, they LOVE ❤️ you!! The crowd was still cheering her name 5-10 minutes later. Aaliyah was sooooo exhausted but her main concern was her fans!!! Such a beautiful wonderful pure spirit!!! This pic was taken about an hour after that took place. RIH BABY GIRL" | My heart! 😩😭❤ This literally brought me to tears reading this! Thank you so much for sharing your memories and stories with us all and thanks @aaliyahforeva22 for the tag! 😘❤

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Photo (Marc Baptiste)


πŸ” via @danas_angels: 😍😍😍 Omg! I love it! Thank you for sharing sis! 😩😘❤ (πŸ“·: @marcbaptiste007

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @only1romd: “#TBT #bittersweet #august #aaliyah#dana #lili #oneinamillion #babygirl #missu” | Thank you for sharing! πŸ™πŸ’š 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Aaliyah Archives: News


What's good #TeamAaliyah? I thought it's been awhile since I've done an update on the site, so for those who do not know, I recently decided to embark on a journey of launching my own art store for all of my Aaliyah artwork. It's something which I have personally wanted to do for a very long time now, as well as doing something personal and meaningful for The Haughton's. With each purchase, a small percentage of the proceeds will go towards the Aaliyah Memorial Fund, this is just my little way of giving back to The Haughton Family πŸ™πŸ’š

As of today, sale dates are now on from 14th August till 18th August. To purchase just click on the tab above which says 'Art Shop' or alternatively you can visit the link via https://www.teepublic.com/user/aaliyaharchives79

Thank you to everyone who’s been supportive so far! I truly appreciate you all! I also want to personally thank @aaliyahalways for being one of my biggest inspirations for even starting this, as well as my fanpage/site! You’ve been a main source for this fanbase for many years now, and I honestly cannot picture it without you! Love you to the moon and back! 😊😘❤


On that note...here is our personal favourite from the collection πŸ˜‰...



Sunday, 13 August 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @only1romd: #bittersweet #august I hate this #month#aaliyah #babygirl #oneinamillion #dana πŸ™πŸ½ #missyou #thisisforurfans #pic #taken by #Moi πŸ’™" | Woww…thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyah_spain for the tag! 😘❤ 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Photo (106 & Park)



πŸ” via @ronniewright1: "106&Park Classic #106andpark #freewright #ajcalloway #ronniewrightphotographertothestars #bet#telavision #aaliyah #uniquelondon #bet #chrisgilmorejr #mightymax #htp_ #throwbackthursday" | Thank you so much for sharing and for tagging too! What a gorgeous pic! πŸ˜©πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ’š

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @atlcomedyshows: “Me and Aaliyah Lenox Mall 1998. #AssistantManager #FootLocker #27yearsold #aaliyah” | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyahalways for the tag! 😘❤ Special shout out to Aaliyah's Brother Rashad Haughton, for taking this picture too! πŸ˜‰ 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @NicciNickyNicki on Twitter. A super rare of a young Aaliyah taken just after an interview! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡❤ Thanks to @weloveaaliyahhaughton for the tag! 😘❤

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @kevindpeeples on Twitter “#ThrowbackThursday one of my high school classmates met and took a picture with #Aaliyah - She was beautiful, and a nice person, too #RIP” | Thanks @aaliyahalways for posting this! 😘❤ August is definitely the month for rares! πŸ™πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo (Surge Around The World Contest, July 10th, 1998)


πŸ” via @romeoonyoradio: “A classic #tbt of #aaliyah when we flew to #moscow Idaho for a #surge promotion. #romeoonyoradio #goodtimes #rnb #wemissaaliyah” | Woww look at the shear quality of this photo! πŸ˜©πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ’• Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyahhaughton for the tag! 😘❤