West Coast rapper Game has paid tribute to the memory of late R&B singer Aaliyah and reflected on the impact her music had on his life.
Via Twitter, Game expressed his appreciation for the soulful songbird.
“For Some Reason, I woke up this morning wit “AAHLIYAH” on my mind. R.I.P. Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979-2001,” Game tweeted Tuesday (November 9).
“”SPREAD YA WINGS & FLY”.”
“#nowplaying “ROCK THE BOAT”.”
“D*mn, life is so short. Today we gotta LIVE ! Don’t let the small things effect how your day progresses…. JUST LET GO & LIVE !!!”
“11am in Copenhagen, & I’m sippin Red Wine & gettin lost in dis Aahliyah playlist on Pandora. #LIVEpeopleLIVE http://plixi.com/p/55887677″
“#nowplaying “AT YOUR BEST YOU ARE LOVE” pouring more wine, dolo in my suite feelin like “I GOT LIFE IN THE CHOKE HOLD”. WHAT, SAY SUMN !”
“I don’t care what NOBODY say, listen to YOUR MUSIC, turn it up LOUD & enjoy EVERY MINUTE of it – The Game”
“#NP Aaliyah Its Whatever . Get ya GROWN MAN ON. Roll her over & climb up IN DAT. Its urs aint it ? Well do yo thang nigga b4 da sun come up.” (Game’s Twitter)
In August, rapper Drake penned a letter to the late singer.
“I’ve never lost a parent, a friend, or a lover but I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. I remember getting the news that you had passed and it connected with my heart like a clean shot from Muhammad Ali. I was crushed. Not only was I one of your biggest fans but I was truly in love with you. I loved the way you carried yourself, the way you dressed, the confidence with which you addressed passion and relationships in your music. I said to myself that even if we never met, I wanted a woman in my life just like you. I am pained that we will never get to connect now that music ended up being my career path. But you should know, we all listen to you everyday and we remain inspired and moved by all that you’ve given the world. I hope I make the right life choices so I can end up in heaven where I know you rest your head. I’ll continue to make music in your honor until the day we finally meet. Dinner’s on me!” (Rap Radar)
Last December, Drake also wrote on his Twitter page and spoke on the singer’s legacy.
“I miss Aaliyah…,” he wrote this week. “I hope you hear the words in my music and smile knowing you inspired them all.” (Drake’s Twitter)
Aaliyah passed away from a plane crash in 2001.
A star in the R&B world before she was even out of her teens, Aaliyah’s promising career was tragically cut short by her death in a plane crash at age 22. Even with only three albums under her belt, she’d already earned a place as a talented trendsetter among the R&B elite. Following a successful transition to a more mature image, Aaliyah played a major role in popularizing the stuttering, futuristic production style that consumed hip-hop and urban soul in the late ’90s. (All Music)
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