Today we look back at “Left Eye” and one-third of the R&B trio TLC
Today Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from TLC would have turned 49 today
Born Lisa Nicole Lopes on May 27, 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania better known simply as “Left Eye” and one-third of the four-time Grammy-winning R&B trio TLC. Formed in 1990 TLC seemed destined to reach stardom from day one. Rapping, singing, dancing, and writing her way to the top, Left Eye and the members of TLC (T-Boz and Chilli) is what we now know as music icons, trendsetters and the real reason that R&B music is where it is today. Since their debut back in 1992, (Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip) the trio blessed us with many familiar hits including “What About Your Friends,” “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” and “No Scrubs.” Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes departed this world far too soon devastating many on April 25, 2002, after a fatal car accident in Honduras took her life. The hip-hop singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer was only 30 years old. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes had a short solo career scoring two US top-ten singles with “Not Tonight” and “U Know What’s Up”, as well as one UK number-one single with “Never Be the Same Again”. She also produced the girl group Blaque, who scored a platinum album and two US top-ten hits.
Look back at the 1995 music video for TLC’s “Waterfalls”
By Ken Warren, 2018
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