Remembering Aaliyah

08.26.11 6 years ago 6 Comments

Countless displays of respect come forward on days like yesterday when everyone wanted to share their love for Aaliyah. There’s no way to share every tribute that lands in the inbox. So today, we wanted to highlight a few notables meant to memorialize the tenth anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing.

In case you missed it when it aired last night, here’s BET’s Aaliyah: One In A Million Tribute which aired last night. The special features her peers, friends and family telling her story and sharing their memories of the R&B star. Props to Yardie.

Next up, two good mixes by DJs whose mixes are bar none usually the best around. Stream and download both available below.

DJ Mensa:

“Aaliyah’s life was tragically cut short at the height of her fame, and is comparable with Kurt, Jimi, Janis, and now Amy as artists who we all knew had long thriving careers ahead of them, but now we can only speak of beautiful fleeting moments we had during their time with us.

“This is a mix of her key singles and album cuts. Songs that became anthems for us while we crushed on someone heavy, were in the midst of infatuation, embroiled in argument, or were dealt the crushing blow of love lost. Aaliyah explains her mindset at the different times of her artistry and career throughout the mix.”

DownloadDJ Mensa Presents BABYGIRL: An Aaliyah Retrospective

DJ Brainchild:

“I was a very big fan of Aaliyah, and I always wonder what she would’ve gone on to accomplish had she not been taken from us so early. To pay tribute to her memory and the music she left us with, I put together this mix which features many of Aaliyah’s biggest singles as well as album cuts, remixes, b-sides, guest appearances, and soundtrack contributions.”

1. Intro
2. If Your Girl Only Knew
3. Come Back In One Piece (feat. DMX)
4. A Girl Like You (feat. Treach)
5. Hot Like Fire
6. Loose Rap
7. Those Were The Days
8. Are You Ready
9. Try Again
10. Back & Forth
11. Rock The Boat
12. At Your Best (You Are Love)
13. It’s Whatever
14. One In A Million
15. We Need A Resolution (feat. Timbaland)
16. Heartbroken
17. Death Of A Playa
18. Are You That Somebody
19. Man Undercover
20. John Blaze
21. 4 Page Letter

DownloadDJ Brainchild – 10-Year Letter: An Aaliyah Anniversary + Tribute Mix

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