"It was sexy but kind of gangster." After the film wrapped, DMX and Aaliyah recorded and shot the visuals for the film's song,"Back in One Piece." "We did the video in Mount Vernon and Yonkers. Not many people can say that," DMX says of "Back in One Piece." Although working together in film and music, Aaliyah was more than a co-worker to DMX and visa versa. Aaliyah made you feel comfortable, with her and with yourself.
That's one hell of a combination." Damon Dash Talks Losing Aaliyah: 'Nothing Prepares You for That'Ten years after her passing, Aaliyah is still No. "Half these chicks that are doing it right now wouldn't be doing it. "As far as I'm concerned she's still on top.""Thank you," DMX says she would tell Aaliyah if still here.
Today, her closest friend that was synonymous with the multi-talented star’s career, Missy Elliott, reflects on her passing with CNN.
Today is the 10 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing and I’m sitting here reminiscing and playing music, thinking of the times we spent together, working, laughing, singing, dancing, cutting up.
I’ve told the same stories for 9 years – how we met, how me and Tim were scared but Aaliyah was so welcoming and had this smile and way about her that put us at ease, that she liked to take chances and we were able to just be who we were and make good records together.
She could sing, dance, and her acting was starting to take off. She was always gone for like four months at a time, then come back and be gone for another month.But I wouldn’t change a thing.” The memories DMX has of the lauded singer are both personal and positive.His youngest daughter, 1, shares Aaliyah’s name — a sign of appreciation for the impact the deceased performer had on his life. The exact event slips the MC’s mind but a smile washes over his face as he speaks on how he saw himself as “the man” that day. I think it’s only in death do we recognize a person’s true presence.” Fans still feel her absence and remember the remarkable career she had at just 22 years old.The minimal, energetic single packed a furious punch, but it wouldn't have landed quite as cleanly without it's vibrant and inventive visual treatment.The clip, which uses both familiar and strikingly new techniques throughout, is the brainchild of The Little Homies (Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free) and seasoned director Dave Meyers.