Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Released: 15th October 2001.
This song works. Whether as a club anthem or as a playground chant, it doesn't matter - it's great. And as for the video, well, Lisa's siblings should be proud to know their kids have one swell aunt! She appears to have an amazing way with kids, and seems just as much at home playing hopscotch as getting down on the dancefloor. A Top 10 placing seems pretty likely.
I've always loved Lisa's work with TLC, and her collaborations with other artists, so Left Eye's solo project has been long awaited. The result is certainly a unique interpretation of hip-hop with strange vocal effects, production and structure. "The Block Party" stands out from anything else around at the moment, and I think the main consensus will be thumbs up; I may be wrong though. Nice try in uncharted territory.