Music Birthday: Aaliyah

🔊🎉Today, January 16, 1979, Aaliyah Haughton was born in New York City, New York. Her confident ‘More Than a Woman’ single samples ‘Mayada El-Hennawy,’ by Alouli Ansa. Timbaland produced ‘More Than a Woman’ for Aaliyah’s eponymous third, and final studio album. Drake sampled ‘More Than a Woman’ on his ‘Is There More,’ Erica Campbell sampledContinue reading “Music Birthday: Aaliyah”

Music Birthday: R. Kelly

🔊🎉Today, January 8, 1967, R. Kelly was born Robert Sylvester Kelly, in Chicago, Illinois. Along with Jhené Aiko, Kelly was featured on Chris Brown’s ‘Juicy Booty.’ The song comes from Brown’s 2017 Halloween release, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon.” Chu, Polo da Don, and DJ Buddha produced ‘Juicy Booty,’ and it samples ‘Cutie Pie’ byContinue reading “Music Birthday: R. Kelly”

HomageCollage: Aaliyah, “I Care 4 U”

🔊💜Today, December 10, 2002, Aaliyah released her posthumous compilation album, “I Care 4 U.” Album is comprised of old demos, unreleased tracks, and music from her previous three albums. ‘Miss You,’ the album’s lead single, was produced by Teddy Bishop, and co-written by Bishop, Johnta Austin, and Ginuwine. Song saw no. 3 on the HotContinue reading “HomageCollage: Aaliyah, “I Care 4 U””