Pretty awesome Aaliyah cover EP I just ran into.Sorry I missed out when it dropped.Glad I found it though and hopefully this post will share it also with someone who missed out to.Rest In Power: Dana “Aaliyah” Haughton
Eight years to the day after the tragic passing of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, the original princess of R&B, ten of today’s progressively soulful artists have recorded interpretations of their favorite Aaliyah songs for Aaliyah Revisited – a 2009 tribute EP internationally curated by urban-music-and-culture online magazine SoulCulture.
Available immediately as a free download package, Aaliyah Revisited contains eight songs featuring indie soul artist and occasional Brand New Heavies vocalist Sy Smith (currently providing backing vocals for American Idol), Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, rising London soul talents Tawiah and Baby Sol, NYC-based beauty creator Jesse Boykins III, Danish R&B/Soul sensation Jonas, saccharine Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula, London-based producer Black Einstein, plus international future starlet Nikko Gray with California’s ‘cosmic conductor’
Producer Colin Emmanuel of Black Einstein, who has worked with the esteemed likes of Eric Roberson, De La Soul, Beenie Man, KRS-One and Beverley Knight, enthuses, “I was – and am – a huge Aaliyah fan. She is one of my all time favorite female artists… whose output holds a very special place in my musical makeup… I rate her as a vocalist, not because she had an amazing voice, but because she knew exactly how to use her voice to the best results. Sometimes in the studio we’ll say ‘it needs an Aaliyah harmony.’ A very classy act; she was able to be sexy without having to put everything out there like most of today’s acts.”
“I feel quite honored to have been able to do [Aaliyah Revisited] – not only because of my respect for Black Einstein and the other artists on the tribute but because Aaliyah was a teen icon and one of my idols as a teen,” says up-and-coming Londonite singer Baby Sol. “Aaliyah exuded confidence and her sexy yet understated persona was just so appealing. She was a bit of a tomboy which I related to but wasn’t afraid to glam it up as she grew into herself. I was growing with her…” Read More Here…
Jesse Boykins III – I Care 4 U (Aaliyah Revisited)
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To commemorate the original princess of R&B Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who tragically passed in 2001, ten of today’s progressively soulful artists have recorded interpretations of their favorite Aaliyah songs for AALIYAH REVISITED – a 2009 tribute EP internationally curated by SoulCulture.
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Originally posted August 25, 2009 by Marsha Gosho Oakes
Aaliyah – Miss You
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah (pronounced /əˈliːə/), was an American recording artist, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. At an early age, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and Blackground Records by her uncle, Barry Hankerson. He introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed to Atlantic Records., Smiff N Wessun, & More.