watch the a-z of aaliyah

Created with M·A·C. Aaliyah starred on one of the most iconic i-D covers of all time. Shot by Matt Jones for the September 2001 issue, hair covering one eye, it was a tribute to the woman who’d revolutionized how women in R&B were perceived. It was also to be her last cover. 17 years later,

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Dizzy Gillespie’s Birthday

Join us as we celebrate the 100th Birthday of trumpet virtuoso, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie a/k/a the “Ambassador of Jazz” on October 21st. Known for his signature look of puffed out cheeks while blowing into his trumpet with the bell turned up in a 45 degree angle and his signature style of playing, Gillespie inspired and mentored some of the

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Chuck Berry’s Old Brick House in St. Louis Eyed for Cultural Museum

St. Louis is planning to convert Chuck Berry‘s one-time home into a museum and to create a cultural district around it honoring the rock ‘n’ roll legend and other prominent African Americans who have lived in that part of the city. The city on Monday solicited bids for the project, which will be centered around

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Chuck Berry, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 90

Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday at his home near Wentzville, Mo. He was 90. The St. Charles County Police Department

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The Inexplicable Online Absence of Aaliyah’s Best Music

The digital discography of the late R&B legend is unavailable and incomplete. Only her uncle, mysterious music industry exec Barry Hankerson, knows why. It has been 15 years since Aaliyah died in a plane crash, ending a life and career that were only beginning to realize their full potential. The three albums she released while

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Drake Has Shared an Unreleased Track Featuring Aaliyah

Considering Drake’s position (particularly in light of his recent string of record-breaking), he can pretty much do whatever he wants. And yes, that does include releasing never-before-heard tracks featuring Aaliyah. Wait, what? You would be forgiven for thinking that “Talk Is Cheap” was actually created with Drake and Aaliyah looking longingly at one other from across

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Chuck Berry Celebrates 90th Birthday With First Album in 38 Years

Rock n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry, who turned 90 on Tuesday, celebrated his birthday by announcing that his new LP Chuck, the guitarist’s first LP in 38 years, will arrive in 2017 on Dualtone Records. Chuck, Berry’s first album since 1979’s Rock It, is stocked with new, original songs written, recorded and produced by the

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Aaliyah’s One in a Million: The Game Changing Album Turns 20

Aaliyah’s second album, 1996’s One in a Million, turns 20 today (August 27). It was a game changing album in her too-short career, as well as in the careers of producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott. Here, Radio.com discusses the album with some of the DJs from Atlanta hip-hop powerhouse V103: Greg Street, Ryan Cameron, Ramona DeBreaux andBig Tigger.  It was

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