Remembering The First Time I Met Aaliyah + Sweepstakes

March 23, 2016

I’ll never forget the first time I met Aaliyah. It was the year 1999 and I was at a recording studio with my then partner Swizz Beats. We were gearing up to work on her third and final self-titled studio album and Swizz and I had just finished producing “Gotta Man”.

We had made the record while on a tour bus, brought it home and played it for Aaliyah that day. Aaliyah loved the track but she didn’t move fast enough. We then gave the record to our in-house artist Eve. The rest is history.  

From the moment I met her, Aaliyah’s natural beauty, soft spoken voice + bubbly but super laid back personality captivated me. My personal memories with her are all full of smiles. She was a very special woman and her energy lit up a room. Over a decade has passed since she left us and her legacy remains.

As Women’s History Month winds down, I’d like to remember Aaliyah with a special giveaway.

Aaliyah’s last and final photo shoot took place with celebrity photographer Jonathan Mannion in 2001. As we remember Aaliyah and celebrate the end of Women’s History Month, I am hosting a special giveaway of one these last photos.


Enter below to win a signed 20×24 copy of an original contact sheet with all original markings of Jonathan Mannions 2001 photo shoot with Aaliyah.Aaliyah-611605-D31


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