If you read my recent post “VH1 To Produce TLC Biopic” (or heard in the news), then you know that TLC will be releasing a biopic produced by VH1 on their lives that will be released this year. Sadly, April 25, 2012 also marks the 10 year passing of the group’s most vibrant and outrageous member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Their new movie is supposed to be released in conjunction with a new CD and possible tour dates, but TLC’s image was as big as their sound. Their efforts may be bittersweet at best, without the presence of Left Eye. I’m very anxious to see who will be cast as TLC in their upcoming movie…and especially Left Eye. That will be some quite large and colorful shoes to fill.
It would be really interesting to see where TLC’s place in music would be now if Left Eye were still alive. Ironically, through all of the bankruptcy, arson, illness, and fighting they never really broke up. And with over 65 million albums (not even counting singles) sold worldwide, they’re still one of the greatest selling female groups of all time. But it was Left Eye who was the mastermind behind wearing condoms on clothes to promote safe sex, the concept behind the international success CrazySexyCool and even designing the stage setup for tours. Plus, she understood that controversy sells…something she nor T-Boz and Chilli were strangers to. Artists like this are rare and almost extinct in today’s music arena…..Left Eye, you are still missed and your legacy will always live on.
What’s your favorite Left Eye moment? What do you think her greatest memory with people will be on today? Or better yet, how do you want to be remembered?