"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.
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.
"Most people would have there people call, but she came herself. 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," DMX continued.
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.
The two friends grew closer when working on her first film, Romeo Must Die.
"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," DMX tells The Juice.“Aaliyah is sincerely missed,” DMX tells The Boom Box, his voice lower than the usual boisterous tone he delivers.Eleven years have passed since the iconic chanteuse’s untimely death on Aug.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.Years ago, he brought Aaliyah to an awards show in L. “When I found out [Aaliyah] would go to an awards show with me, I said, ‘Alright I got to make the movie,'” DMX states. Double platinum-selling accolades, chart-topping albums like , respected movie roles and Grammy nominations were just a few of the accomplishments she earned as an entertainer.