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" What's good in having money and being famous if you can't share it with others less fortunate than yourself? "
" I would like to make a bigger impact on the world by giving back, and using my celebrity to raise money for people who need it most. "
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" I don't mess around when it comes to my work – it's important. That's when I will definitely put someone in their place. "
“ If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s hard! ”
" Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms. ”
“ It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone. ”
“ That’s why I work every day. Ev-er-y day. I want to knock people out. ”
“ There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album – to do good work, period. ”
“ I’m a total performer. ”
“ People are gonna look up to me because I’m young, black, and female. ”
" I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin. "
" I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. "
" I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing. "
" I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget."
" There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don’t discuss my private life. "
" When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that."
" You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday. "
" I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do. "
" I don’t think about my previous success. I’m happy that the work I’ve done has been very successful. "
" It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what. "
" I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person. "
" All I can do is leave it in God’s hands and hope that my fans feel where I’m coming from. "
" I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original."
" I’m a survivor and I can handle anything. I’m very confident about that. "
" I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them."

Mad Skillz Talks About Aaliyah And The Making Of 'Are You That Somebody?' (Supafriendz Remix)

By Sandy
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Mad Skillz pictured on the left with Aaliyah and DJ Lonnie B at Tunnel Nightclub in New York, 1998.

In this video, Artist, DJ, Hip-Hop and grammy nominated song writer Mad Skillz shares his memories of Aaliyah and the making of the remix version of Are You That Somebody? (Supafriendz Remix) via Drink Champs X Revolt TV on Youtube. This particular version also featured the likes of Danja Mowf and Lonnie B, who between the three of them, rapped a verse each. Skillz also shared some memories of DMX which you can watch here for the full interview. For more history on this iconic remix, you can check out some of our older blog posts via our legacy page legacy.aaliyaharchives.com below...

 

For Aaliyah's part you can watch below here... Enjoy /.\ fam! ✌🏽❤️

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