Video Review: Aaliyah “Rock The Boat”

A message appears on the screen: “As we watch this vision of an angel, we will remember her spirit flying free along with the eight others who were with her. They soar together in eternal love. Aaliyah 1979-2001”

Aaliyah walks barefoot in the ocean in the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas. The bright sun casts a white light over the beach. She sits on the sand. Wearing a tie-dyed sarong and rust orange crop top, she dances on the sand.

Wearing an white outfit, she and her friends dance on the yacht.

In a white crop top and acid-washed denim shorts, she and her friends dance in the water. A wave builds up behind them.

She leans against a palm tree and swims in the ocean. She crawls on the sand and laughs.

Rating: 5/5

Aaliyah takes a glass of wine off the tray and continues to talk with her friend. A second server places their barbecue ribs on the table. Her friend says she’s going to call for a massage and asks if she’d like to come. Aaliyah shakes her head and says she’s going to stay at the bar.

Around 1 a.m., a friend calls out to her and says they are boarding the yacht. Aaliyah and some of her friends leave the bar. She grabs her duffel bag and waits in line with her friends. She asks her friend about the massage. Her friend says it was relaxing. Aaliyah schedules at time for the masseuse to meet her at Bimini Island.

Her friend says she’s nervous about seeing the sharks tomorrow. Aaliyah says she can’t wait to swim with the dolphins. A friend announces they have an early morning start and everyone needs to get some rest. She wishes everyone good night. Aaliyah and her friend call out “good night” and whisper to one another.

Aaliyah dives in the water and watches the fish swim past one another. She reaches for a large turtle and pauses at the algae. Rising to the surface, she dries herself off and watches the ocean. She asks the guide about the various species she saw. The guide explains as she drinks some water.

Back on the yacht, she and her friends dance. The friend thanks everyone for coming to her bridal shower and hopes they had a good time. Aaliyah tells her she’s marrying a great guy and she’ll be there with tissues on her wedding day. The friend responds that she’s waiting on her engagement. Aaliyah says it’s still a ways off. Her friend she has a feeling it may be in another few months or so. Aaliyah grins and says she has been looking at rings.

Director: Hype Williams Year: 2001

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.

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