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Aaliyah's anniversary commemorated by Chocolate Magazine

London, 25th August 2005, 2pm
ChocolateMagazine.co.uk has published an illustrated 'Urban Legends' special edition to coincide with the 4th anniversary of R&B star Aaliyah's tragic death.

The issue features new articles on Aaliyah and five other legendary hip hop and R&B stars,includingLisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Tupac Shakur, TheNotorious B.I.G., Jam Master Jay and ODB. There will also be new reviews of many of the artists' key albums added soon.

Editor Danielle Boobyer said, "Aaliyah was such an influential artist, as well as being a special person, so we wanted to do something to help keep hermemory alive. So much as been written about her over the years that we knew it would be hard for us to say anything original, but we hope her fans will be able to get something out of the special edition and the illustrations. Maybe we can even help introduce her to a few of our younger readers."

The issue features exclusive illustrations of Aaliyah and the five other stars by UK-based artist Julian Johnson.

Chocolate Magazine publisher Richard Quick said: "We're delighted with the illustrations. There are hundreds of images of all these artists available so we knew if this issue was going to be worth doing we'd need some really original artwork. Julian's done a great job of capturing all six stars, so much so that we've decided to produce some limited-edition t-shirts based on his illustrations."

As well as the limited edition t-shirts, fans will soon be able todownload the illustrations as wallpapers, banners and avatars for personal use.

Aaliyah died aged 22 in a plane crash in the Bahamas on 25th August 2005 along with the pilot and eight of her friends and crew.

Chocolate Magazine is a UK-based online urban music magazine.All the articles can be found on the site's homepage at: www.chocolatemagazine.co.uk

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