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Fifteen years ago last week, the world lost Aaliyah, a bright and promising young hip-hop/R&B artist whose contributions to the genre really shook things up. When she busted onto the scene in the early 90s, she was instantly embraced by listeners and critics alike.

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In many ways, Aaliyah’s legacy carried on despite her young life ending too soon. Her first three albums have ever-influenced hip-hop’s direction, both on the male and female side. Click on the audio player to hear Headkrack explain more on this story in this exclusive clip of the Hip-Hop Spot.

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Why It’s Important For Young Hip-Hop Fans To Listen To Aaliyah [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]  was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com