BlinkkPiece: Aaliyah – “I Can Be”

Aaliyah would have been 32 today; so, in light of the modern-iconic urban songstress’ birthday let’s snap back to a classic track from her unforgettable 2001 release, Aaliyah. Press play, and rewind to a finer time… relax, and think back to all the things Babygirl could have grown up to be – but more importantly,…

Playlistic :: Dime Dailies: New Music Monday Melange – May 24, 2010

Ello, ello! (Baby you called I can’t hear a thing…) It’s been awhile (read: far too long) since I’ve posted a sampler smattering of what I’m listening to, but today I felt particularly inspired. So, here goes: a… sampler smattering of what I’m listening to today. “Toxic” (Britney Spears Cover) (16 Bit Dubstep Remix) –…

DimePieces: In Case You Missed It, 2000: “Try Again”

It being the last month of the decade everyone’s dropping their recaps of the 2000s thus far – Y2K bug, artists of the decade, monumental moments, etc. – but when I think of the decade in Pop I think back to the subtle moments – easily missed – that set the tone for everything that…

Unforgettable, Vol. 7: Aaliyah – Aaliyah

“Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, gettin’ down ain’t nothin but a thang…” so simple, so straight-forward, so smooth –– so very extra smooth. At 14, Aaliyah set the foundation for a theme that would resonate through her career. Aaliyah was (forgive the overused terminology, but) subterranean silk sleeper swag: well-versed within the R&B/Hip-Hop arenas ––…

Throwback Thursday: May 7th

So I’m spring cleaning in prep for graduation/22nd bday weekend, and iTunes/iPod compiled quite a brilliant playlist I must say – although it’s not too tough a task with my exceptionally brilliant library, but that’s neither here nor there. Point is: in the midst of the final days of my undergrad career, I’m throwing back…