Can You Stream ‘Come Back in One Piece’ by DMX and Aaliyah?
Aaliyah and DMX were two of the biggest names in music during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Both musicians had a signature sound that resonated with their fans. Additionally, the pair actors and appeared in several projects. Before they died, DMX and Aaliyah collaborated on a song called “Come Back in One Piece.” Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about streaming the ‘00s single.
DMX and Aaliyah created ‘Come Back in One Piece’ for the ‘Romeo Must Die’ soundtrack
During the ‘90s era, DMX and Aaliyah achieved massive success individually. The Yonkers, New York, Dark Man X, born Earl Simmons, signed with Def Jam Records in 1998. Through the label, he released his first five albums, which all went platinum. Aaliyah, however, was already a rising icon in the R&B music scene. The “One In A Million” star had two successful albums under her belt when she turned 20. She also landed a part alongside Jet Li in the action film Romeo Must Die.
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Like Aaliyah, DMX used Romeo Must Die as one of his first acting jobs. The “Ruff Ryders Anthem” rapper played a club promoter in conflict with Aaliyah and Li’s characters. Off-screen, however, DMX and Aaliyah became fast friends. The pair’s chemistry continued when they worked together on a song and video for the soundtrack, “Come Back in One Piece.” Their connection lasted until Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001 at age 22.
“She had a presence on TV that was incredible,” DMX said of his beloved friend. “It was sexy but kind of gangster.”
“She was easy to talk to and down to earth,” he continued. “Aaliyah made you feel comfortable, with her and with yourself. That’s one hell of a combination.”
Where to stream ‘Come Back in One Piece’ by Aaliyah and DMX
When Aaliyah died, the “Rock the Boat” singer had a reported net worth of $10 million. In addition to her Grammy-nominated albums, she released several projects after her death. Additionally, Aaliyah filmed another movie, Queen of the Damned, before the plane crash. The movie came out back in 2002.
Since the surge of music streaming options such as Apple Music and Tidal, many artists have found a slew of new fans from past decades. The digital wave, however, is something that Aaliyah’s estate hasn’t fully embraced. Currently, the singer’s first album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number is available on streaming platforms. However, her additional projects have yet to be released.
Although the estate only released one album, Aaliyah and DMX’s fans can stream “Come Back in One Piece” on Spotify. The single was a part of the Romeo Must Die soundtrack, including songs from Chante Moore and Destiny’s Child. However, some Spotify users might need the premium version of the service to listen to the track. “Come Back in One Piece” is also available on YouTube.
What the Aaliyah estate has said about streaming her music
Aaliyah’s estate’s decision not to release all of her music on streaming services has often been a hot topic on social media. Many diehard fans have even petitioned for the music to come out online. In Jan. 2021, the “I Don’t Wanna” artist’s estate gave her fans an update about releasing more music.
“We hear you, and we see you,” the statement from the late singer’s Twitter account reads. “While we share your sentiments and desire to have Aaliyah’s music released, we must acknowledge that these matters are not within our control and, unfortunately, take time. Our inability to share Aaliyah’s music and artistry with the world has been as difficult for us as it has been for all of you. Our priority has always been and will continue to be Aaliyah’s music.”
“In the meantime, however, we are working diligently to protect what is in our control — Aaliyah’s brand, legacy, and intellectual property,”
Although some music lovers will have to wait for more Aaliyah music, DMX’s albums are available on most streaming platforms. The “Where the Hood At” rapper died of a heart attack at age 50.