Aaliyah – One In A Million - 1996 R+B Hip Hop Pop - Black Vinyl - Sealed 2LP

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Aaliyah - One In A Million 
Label: Empire – ERE672, Empire – ERE712, Empire – ERE713, Blackground Enterprises – 0194690544255
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Barcode (Scanned): 194690544255
Country: Worldwide
Released: Aug 12, 2022
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
A1 Beats 4 Da Streets (Intro) 2:10
A2 Hot Like Fire 4:23
A3 One In A Million 4:30
A4 A Girl Like You 
Featuring [Uncredited] – Treach 4:22
B1 If Your Girl Only Knew 4:51
B2 Choosey Lover (Old School / New School) 7:07
B3 Got To Give It Up
Featuring [Uncredited], Vocals [Ad-Libs], Rap – Slick Rick 4:41
B4 4 Page Letter 4:52
C1 Everything's Gonna Be Alright 4:49
C2 Giving You More 4:25
C3 I Gotcha' Back 2:53
C4 Never Givin' Up 5:11
D1 Heartbroken 4:19
D2 Never Comin' Back
Producer – Timbaland 4:06
D3 Ladies In Da House
Featuring [Uncredited], Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Missy Elliott 4:20
D4 The One I Gave My Heart To 4:30
D5 Came To Give Love (Outro) 1:40
"That attempt at individuality blooms on One in a Million, a slow-burning blockbuster that established the Superfriend collective of Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Static Major as R&B savants and made Aaliyah the face of a new generation of effortlessly cool performers. For the album to finally find a home on streaming platforms 25 years after its August 1996 debut gives Aaliyah's diehard fans — and those wondering about her lore and legend — the chance to revisit and explore the art of a 17-year-old bursting with desire to conquer the world.
On opener "Beats 4 Da Streets," Elliot commands Aaliyah to wake up, like a Cheshire Cat inviting her and the audience to a new version of Wonderland. Sounds soon jump from elegant strings ("4 Page Letter") to sputtering staccato drums and insect noises  ("One In A Million"), as Aaliyah, Timbo, and Elliott lay the blueprint for modern R&B: spacey production wrapped around alluring, occasionally beguiling vocals and lyrics.
On "If Your Girl Only Knew," the singer brings a level of delight and tension; here, infidelity comes at a far greater warning than any heartbroken ballad ever could. Later, on "4 Page Letter" — a song that would go on to dominate high-school lunchrooms and talent shows for the next decade — Aaliyah's optimistic pleas regarding newfound love feel both approachable and disarming ("Baby when I get the nerve to come to you/Promise me that you won't dis me"). When her gentle voice is placed next to classic samples — Kool & The Gang's lush "Summer Madness" for "A Girl Like You" and Minnie Ripperton's erotic run of "Inside My Love" for "Heartbroken" — or paired with featured guests Treach or Slick Rick, she still commands the room. "Got To Give It Up," featuring the "Children's Story" rapper, is a festive twist on Marvin Gaye's classic. Aaliyah molds the uptempo track to her liking, taking Gaye's flirty falsetto and making it even more playful." (EW)
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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Black