Eye Legacy

Album Review of Eye Legacy by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

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Eye Legacy

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Eye Legacy by Lisa

Release Date: Jan 27, 2009
Record label: Mass Appeal
Genre(s): Rap, R&B

52 Music Critic Score
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Eye Legacy - Average, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

One of the natural reactions to a release like this -- studio scraps and otherwise unfinished material reanimated with new productions and patched-in guest spots, all for the sake of a "new album" from a late artist -- is, of course, horror. Would Lopes approve of these vocal efforts being polished up, without her input, for release? Would she approve of the productions and the "collaborators"? There's some relief in knowing that a portion of the sales will be going to Lopes' charity for Honduran children, and the album was clearly put together with a lot of love and respect. It neither looks nor sounds like an opportunistic release.

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Entertainment Weekly - 44
Based on rating C-

We hate to speak ill of the departed, but there’s not much nice to say about the late TLC rapper’s Stateside debut. Eye Legacy is but another posthumous compilation matching a much-missed talent’s unused vocals (many from an eight-year-old solo album that only came out overseas) with tinny new beats and random guests. Listening to these studio cook-ups is enough to make anyone nostalgic for the style and spunk that Lisa Lopes brought to TLC’s ’90s albums.

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