Before Amerie added an extra “I” to her name, the then-22-year-old made a lasting mark on music with her mildly erotic delivery, subtle aggressiveness and brilliant vocal arrangement. Though similar to Aaliyah, vocally, her style was sincere and complemented by Rich Harrison’s impressive fusion of R&B, funk and hip-hop beats.
A hidden gem from 2002’s All I Have is “I Just Died.” The hypnotic beat, produced by Harrison, creates a sultry setting, which is accentuated by sensual and surreal lyrics with melancholic undertones. Listen to Amerie’s mesmerizing tune below.
Familiar faces Tyra B and Dondria decided to join forces with Bliss to cover the record.