New York rapper Nas knows the significance of August 25. The hip-hop veteran has paid some serious respect to the memory of late friend and singer Aaliyah.

Nasty Nas went to Instagram Friday with a few rare Aaliyah moments including a shot of himself and the iconic singer.

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In early 2017, digital giant Apple Music yanked the late singer’s Ultimate Aaliyah album off its streaming service.

Ultimate Aaliyah has been removed from both Apple platforms, suggesting that the longtime legal dispute that has kept the popular ’90s R&B singer’s music from being available through online retailers is still ongoing. This is reportedly due to Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson, who managed the singer, and his refusal to release her music digitally, as explained in a Complex magazine feature just one month prior to the digital appearance of Ultimate Aaliyah. (Billboard)