Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes Track Released on 10 Year Anniversary of Her Death
Today (April 25) marks the 10-year anniversary of the untimely death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. The TLC rapper-singer was killed in a car accident while vacationing in Honduras in 2002. In remembrance, a previously unreleased song featuring Left Eye is now available for purchase on iTunes.
The song is called 'Fantasies' by rapper Bootleg, a member of the '90s rap group the Dayton Family. The track was released by Block Starz Music, a German label that was recently acquired by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Proceeds from the single will benefit the late rapper’s youth organization, the Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Foundation.
On the song, which interpolates the Isley Brothers' classic song 'For the Love You,' Left Eye describes "dreams as fantasies with the possibility of becoming a reality." She later raps about exploring her romantic fantasies with the love of her life.
"Now what would I do if I was sitting on top of the world / Money and fame was written like diamonds and pearls / Cadillac and Lamborghini to name a few / Silent dreams in my head to ride away with you," she rhymes.
The song is touching a reminder of how talented Left Eye was to the music community.
In a press release, TLC member Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins reflected on the death of her late friend. "The word anniversary means a celebration," she states. "For us her death will never be a celebration, it’s still something that hurts." Fellow TLC member Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas concurs, "Lisa is our sister. You never get over losing a family member. We love her and we miss her and that isn’t ever going to change."
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the group's influential career. T-Boz and Chilli are currently executive-producing a TLC biopic with VH1 and 'What's Love Got To Do With It' screenwriter Kate Lanier. "This project is truly a dream come true for us,” says Chilli. Also, TLC is working on a 20th anniversary package which will include a new album featuring original songs and remixes of their classic hits, as well as an accompanying tour.
We all miss Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and may she rest in eternal peace.
Listen to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, 'Fantasies' Feat. Bootleg