Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, ‘Eye Legacy’ (Mass Appeal)
In 2001, a year before her fatal auto accident, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes quietly released theimport-only Supernova, a thoughtful hip-hop solo debut packed with askew rhymes and low-key rhythms. Eye Legacy renames and remixes several Supernova tracks and finishes off some previously unreleased jams with diminished results: Lopes’ complex flow rarely sits comfortably in the harder cuts, original guests Tupac Shakur and Esthero have vanished, and the introspection of this unconventional artist’s final years too often gets obscured by the updated glitz. She deserves better.
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