Monday, August 25, 2008

Soul Tracks

Today marks the seven year anniversary of the death of Aaliyah Dana Haughton. It was seven years ago when we all stared at the television in disbelief upon hearing of Aaliyah's untimely death. Seven years prior to her tragic death, her R.Kelly produced debut album, Age Ain't Nothing But A Number was released. Amid the rumors of a marriage, a 14 year Aaliyah and 27 year old R.Kelly created an appealing blend of 90's R&B, soul, jazz, and hip hop. In a bold move, Aaliyah wrapped her teenaged vocals around the Isley Brothers classic 'At Your Best(You Are Love)'. Surprisingly, Aaliyah's rendition evokes an equal amount of sensual seduction as the original. A love song's love song. Included in this post is a memorable moment from the motion picture ATL, Aaliyah's 'At Your Best(You Are Love)' creates the mood for a classic love scene between the lovely Lauren London and T.I.