In her short time with us, Aaliyah has blessed us with some amazing music and style that has had a long-lasting effect on our culture today. On August 21, 2001, Aaliyah, along with eight others on board, passed after their airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas. In memory of her life, I will be taking a look back on her career and how it has made an impact on our culture. From her fashion sense to her powerful voice that was as powerful as it was calm, we will take a look at what made Aaliyah one of the most influential women in the game.
We are two weeks into the new year and we haven’t really gotten any new music yet. With the Migos gearing up to release Culture II and Rae Sremmurd putting the final touches on their third installment of their Sremmlife series, we are left in a void of new music. Regardless of the void I am still stuck on listening to some timeless tracks from over the last decade along with some more recent hits from 2017. Here are some of the tracks that have been in heavy rotation.
August Alsina has been going through a lot of things in his life. From dealing with life growing up in New Orleans with a father/step-father who was addicted to drugs, being homeless, the death of his brother, depression, having Keratoconus, to dealing with liver disease. Regardless of his circumstances, he’s always come out better than he was before by using his ordeals to propel him forward in his career. By talking about his issues in his music he quickly became one of my favorite artists out there.