DMX Speaks On Aaliyah's Passing, Musical Impact

The Dark Man X speaks his "Back in One Piece" collaborator's passing and impact on music.

Tomorrow August 25 will mark the 10th anniversary of the death legendary singer Aaliyah. Now, one of the multi-talented singer/actress's greatest collaborators and friends DMX speaks on the loss of Aaliyah and some of the memories they shared together.

Billboard.com recently got the scoop on an interview with DMX by The Juice, in which the Yonkers representative spoke on how he first met Aaliyah while preparing for 2000's Jet Li vehicle Romeo Must Die. X said that not only was he ecstatic to be offered the chance to work with Aaliyah on a film, but that their work on the film ended up leading to their collaboration

"When I was on tour, her and Joel Silver came to my dressing room to see if I wanted to be a part of the movie," he said. "Most people would have their people call, but she came herself. I'm like, 'Is this a trick question? You have to ask me if I want to be in a movie with Aaliyah? Hell yeah.' We [then] met up in Vancouver to [do] Romeo Must Die...She had a presence on TV that was incredible. It was sexy but kind of gangster."

DMX also discussed Aaliyah's lasting impact on the music game. He said that not only was she one of the most comfortable artists to be around, but that her music and work ethic set the standard for the R&B singers of this generation.

"She was easy to talk to and down to earth. Aaliyah made you feel comfortable, with her and with yourself. That's one hell of a combination," he explained. "Half these chicks that are doing it right now wouldn't be doing it. Aaliyah would be on top. As far as I'm concerned she's still on top."

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18 Comments

  • Nico 3

    Aaliyah probably would have gone on to make alot of bad movies like Honey 2. Fame 2. Soul Man 2.

  • HRH

    Finally changed the spelling. Stupid fuckin' 'DX.

  • grammar nazi

    OMG Sean Ryon again lol. You're still getting your "they're, their & there" mixed up. step your game up.

  • Frank

    If aaliyah was alive people would hate her for now reason like they do every other successful artist.

    • chris

      People should let it go already. She was good for her time, that's it.

    • Big Dan

      Except it's questionable whether she would still be successful today. Sales wise, she was never that big and too much time has gone by. The old school is falling off, making way for newer cats. From her clique, Ginuwine is no longer in the picture and Missy and Timbo her somewhat still relevant only because they had the production careers. The RnB groups from then are all gone, Total, SWV, etc. And where the hell is Magoo?!

    • Anonymous

      word people would diss pac the way they diss jay and wayne

    • Everett Da Amin Rucker

      same would go for Big and Pac. Fortunately for the dead, they don't have to deal with criticism

  • Frank

    Sean Ryon where do you live? Fall classes usually start at the end of august. You still have some time to sign up for fall courses this semester. Get on that ASAP.

  • Anonymous

    horrendous grammar. whoever wrote this needs to finish their GED and/or sign up for community college.

  • HRH

    "Most people would have there people call" Ok. Are you this stupid? You mean to say "their"! You have a lesser education than a man who was kicked out of school after less than 3 months in the 8th grade. Can I get a job at 'DX too? Stupid fucking joke.

  • BlazeDatIshUp

    I was wondering when he'd talk about crossing paths with Aaliyah..... X is right though, most of these broads out now wouldn't be shit if she was alive, cuz Aaliyah had ish on lock, so when her albums dropped they blew up...... One of the few I'd say would still be doing good ish is Alicia Keys, cuz when she drops an album it blows up too..

  • Yaboy!!!!

    R.I.P Aliyah always... If aliyah was still alive would bey still succesful as a solo artist, or would they have qouickly name her a wanna-be aliyah... hmmmmm?

    • Anonymous

      blow it out your ass.funny how people didnt love aliyah this much until she died. same with pac. Suddenly this person means the world to you year right.

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