Wednesday, May 27, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: LISA "LEFTEYE" LOPES' MOST INFLUENTIAL RAP VERSES (LISTEN)


Ever since rapper Lefteye rose to fame in the early 90's alongside T-Boz & Chilli to form the girl group TLC she has remained one of the most influential rappers. During her era she proved that a woman could be feminine yet masculine enough to go up against the men & spit a hot rap verse. Over the year while on top of the music charts she added so much flavor to TLC's most popular songs like "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs", "Quickie", "Girl Talk" & so much more with her lyrical style that was more then just reciting rhymes but was more like poetry. No matter if she rhymed while creating music with Tionne & Razonda or collaborating with other industry artists she always & effortlessly made it known that her lyrics were meant to be heard. 

Take a listen to some of Lefteye's best lyrical verses below.
Today marks her 44th birthday & I wanted to celebrate her amazing life through her music, even though she passed away in  2002 at the tender age of 30 her music & memory will forever live on.


One of Lisa's most powerful verses was in the "Waterfalls" song that spoke about many serious topics one being the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has been very destructive to the world for many years. During the time when the song was released she was also going through her own personal issues so she used her talent as a lyricist to shed light on being triumphant. 

"I seen a rainbow yesterday

But too many storms have come and gone

Leavin' a trace of not one God-given ray

Is it because my life is ten shades of gray

I pray all ten fade away

And like His promise is true

Seldom praise Him for the sunny days
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to anew
Clear blue and unconditional skies
Have dried the tears from my eyes

My only bleedin' hope
No more lonely cries
Is for the folk who can't cope
With such an endurin' pain
That it keeps 'em in the pourin' rain
Who's to blame
For tootin' 'caine into your own vein
What a shame
You shoot and aim for someone else's brain
You claim the insane
And name this day in time
For fallin' prey to crime
I say the system got you victim to your own mind
Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of comin' true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you"


Besides blessing the world with her undeniable talent, we just can't forget about that time during VH1's Behind The Music with TLC when Ms. Lopes schooled fans on exactly how you can sell 10 million album & still be broke. She broke it down from beginning to end, her point of all of this was to make people aware of how record labels are very greedy companies. 

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