HERSource is bringing in Women’s History Month with a fun photo series featuring some of the most legendary women in Hip Hop. In celebration of the ladies’ contributions to the music and culture, we revamped their iconic images featuring different models for a new editorial shoot we’ll be rolling out each day this week.
We’re continuing the series today [Tuesday, March 15] with none other than Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez!
Origin: Atlanta, Georgia
Associated Acts: TLC, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Da Brat, Lil Kim, Angie Martinez, Tupac Shakur and Blaque
Albums: Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip (1992), CrazySexyCool (1994), FanMail (1999), Supernova [solo] (2001), 3D (2002), Eye Legacy (2009)
Honors/Awards: TLC is the best-selling American group of all time. They scored 10 top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, they received a Diamond certificate for second album, they were the 1st R&B group to receive million certification from RIAJ, they sold over 65 million records worldwide, first album selling over 23 million, their third album selling over 14 million worldwide and Left-Eye as a featured rapper topped the charts in 35 countries.
Model: Indy Bay
TheSource.com: What’s your favorite song by Left Eye?
Indy Bay: My favorite song is “Scrubs” because I know it word for word and can remember singing and dancing along as a little girl.
Q: What did you like most about her?
A: Although I was always compared to Chilli, Left Eye is undeniably cool! She definitely brought the crazy, but in such an artistic way. Her hair styles and fashion are iconic and her influence in Hip Hop is real.
Q: What do you think she did for Hip Hop?
A: Her dynamic raps and playful voice remind me a lot of another favorite: Nicki Minaj.