Care 4 U (2002) Many thought Aaliyah was just a sleek marionette for producers R. Kelly and Timbaland. But these hits and unreleased cuts prove she was a muse… 2002-12-10 Aaliyah Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Care 4 U (2002)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Dec 10, 2002; Lead Performance: Aaliyah; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Many thought Aaliyah was just a sleek marionette for producers R. Kelly and Timbaland. But these hits and unreleased cuts prove she was a muse in her own right. ''Try Again'' and ''One in a Million'' still sound like pop/R&B futurism. And a new batch of silken slow jams is a further reminder of her interpretive talent -- and our loss.

Originally posted Dec 13, 2002 Published in issue #686 Dec 13, 2002 Order article reprints