#90schicks came in all types and varieties. They could strum a guitar, hum infinite new spiritual platitudes, rock out as riot girrrrls or bring the funk.
Aaliyah arrived in a haze of mystery. She was young, classy and although she didn't have the pipes there was something about her from day one that suggested she was picking up from where janet was gradually leaving off. She had a sultry cool that belied her age and grooves that were just majorly cool thanks in particular to her work with Missy Elliot and Timbaland back when they were well ahead of the curve.
Lots of mystery about underage marriage but her debut Age Ain't Nothing But A Number was a killer start and One In A Million an even greater leap forward.
I think she hit her stride with her self titled album: it was varied and her voice reached its peak there and sadly it was also there that she disappeared into the other world leaving us musing about the mystery of how someone so talented, young and beautiful could be taken from the world so soon. A short life, but at our best you are love.
There seem to be a lot of people who have already fought the fight, but imma continue to fight the fight for this #90schick. Aaliyah.
On repeat# At your best you are loved, aaliyah, back and forth, one in a million