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EXCLUSIVE Rare Gem: E.T. Selfish “Danc’n” featuring Aaliyah

“Danc’n” is a song by a hip hop group called ET Selfish that featured Aaliyah. The song was recorded during the time when Aaliyah’s self titled and final album was being mixed in L.A. The chorus was written by Digital…

Rare Gem: Aaliyah “Steady Ground” (Written by Static Major)

It’s crazy to think about it, but Babygirl would have ONLY been 31 years old today. She accomplished so much in her life from such an early age, that she did more by the age of 22 when she passed…

Editor Pick: Ginuwine “Final Warning” featuring Aaliyah & Static Major (Produced by Timbaland)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/317.mp3] Here’s another gem that was written by Static for Ginuwine. In a recent interview, Tim Barnett, Static Major’s manager, pointed out that G didn’t have enough time to record the whole thing, so those are still Static’s vocals on…

Editor Pick: Aaliyah “Loose Rap” featuring Static Major

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/276.mp3] Continuing my celebration of Aaliyah on the day I named her r&b artist of the decade, here is one of my favorites from her 2001 “Aaliyah” album. The song was written by and features Static Major who had a…

Rare Gem: Outsiderz 4 Life “Aint Never” featuring Aaliyah

“Aint Never” is a song by Outsiderz 4 Life off of their unreleased self titled debut album from 2000. The group was signed to Blackground Records and Aaliyah was so impressed with the group that she requested to do this…

Classic Vibe: Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody?" featuring Timbaland (1998)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M9BgfSHowg “Are You That Somebody?” was not only one of Aaliyah’s biggest songs, but also one of Static Major’s most successful writing credits. This is only the first of five major hits that Static would end up writing for the…

Classic Vibe: Junior M.A.F.I.A. "I Need You Tonight" featuring Aaliyah (1995)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGMlj21Hevs “I Need You Tonight” is a single released by the Notorious B.I.G.’s group Junior M.A.F.I.A. What few people don’t realize is, the album version of the song actually features Faith Evans, while the video version of the song has…

Classic Vibe: Aaliyah "Back and Forth" (1994)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2cnmq3Wi9M Before her untimely passing in 2001, Aaliyah was set to take over the world and pretty much be Beyonce before Beyonce was Beyonce. With a starring role in the Matrix set to put her completely into the mainstream, preceded…