One of the final articles I wrote on The Lava Lizard was a reflective piece on Aaliyah’s career. Surprisingly, the article became the most widely discussed articles I have written to date.
Now, two years later, Americans are celebrating Black Music Month and Aaliyah’s name is back in focus. Unfortunately, the ways in which her legacy is being exaggerated is doing her name a great disservice.
Aaliyah was gifted. She was a good singer, dancer and actor. Yet, people often praise her as one of the greatest of our time, and that is a quite inaccurate.
So, I took to Trini Trent TV to put things into perspective. By accessing her many talents, I talk about her pop culture impact and the breath of her work during her short life.
Would Aaliyah have been more successful than Beyonce had she lived? Was she a better dancer than Ciara? My opinions may surprise you.