Monday, August 25, 2008

More Than a Woman

"Baby Girl, better known as Aaliyah"...

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, 22, died tragically in a plane crash near the Bahamas on August 25, 2001. Hip hop/R&B lost an angel, Timbaland lost his muse, and the music world stood in shook. Always known for her sweet personality, Aaliyah was a pioneer in her own right. Her trademark tomboy style evolved into a coy sex goddess persona by the end of her career. Her silky smooth voice maneuvered over futuristic beats by Timbaland and ushered in a new genre which paved the way for Ciara, Ashanti, Cherish, and others.

Below are the last videos she shot before she departed. Rock the Boat shows Aaliyah's kitten like sexuality in her career's most provocative song. And More Than a Woman sums up Aaliyah's career rather nicely.

"Stroke it for me, stroke it for me..."

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