9 years ago I was in Boston for a friend's wedding. We were laughing in the car listening to music on the radio when the DJ cut in and said that a plane had crashed with Aaliyah on board with no survivors. I immediately turned the radio up in shock and disbelief and everyone became quiet as they knew what a big Aaliyah fan I was. I had to listen to it again, then flipped the channel and heard it on another radio station, and another, and another. As the truth set in, I vividly remember feeling so sad which was weird because I never knew her, I never met her, she had no real affect on my life but it was her music that connected she and I, as it connected so many to her. I just couldn't believe a young woman so beautiful, so talented, and so incredibly young was gone.
9 years later, as I'm sitting here a little teary eyed listening to my all time favorite Liyah track the remix of "At Your Best", I find myself right back to that day of sadness.
From all of us at The Chronicles, rest in peace Aaliyah. We thank you for sharing your gifts with us and we keep you alive through your music, beautiful spirit, and long lasting impression you left on all of us. R.I.P Babygirl