R.I.P. Aaliyah Dana Haughton (1979-2001) [Tribute Post]

You died the week of my 12th birthday, and every year since I’ve always remembered what that meant to me as I grew up on your music. I use to watch “Are You That Somebody?” religiously on “The Box” (yes the Box nigga, before MTVJams) and often debate who I was gonna make my girlfriend…