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Seventeen years ago today, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC died in a tragic car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras. As the rapper of the iconic pop group, Left Eye graced TLC’s records with her quirky and smooth raps.

The Philadelphia native also lent her creativity to TLC by designing the trio’s outfits and contributing to their image, artwork, and music videos. Besides that, she often stood out with her bubbly and eccentric personality and her unapologetic ability to speak her mind.

Below revisit a few tracks where Left Eye shines with her infectious flow, and take a look at her over the years.

“Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”

TLC - Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (Official Video)

TLC's official music video for 'Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg'. Click to listen to TLC on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TLCSpotify?IQid=TLCA2P2B As featured on Oooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip.

“Hat 2 Da Back”

TLC - Hat 2 Da Back (Official Video)

TLC's official music video for 'Hat 2 Da Back'. Click to listen to TLC on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TLCSpotify?IQid=TLCH2DB As featured on Oooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip.

“What About Your Friends”

TLC - What About Your Friends (Album Version)

TLC's official music video for 'What About Your Friends'. Click to listen to TLC on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TLCSpotify?IQid=TLCWAYF As featured on Oooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip.

“No Scrubs”

TLC - No Scrubs (Official Video)

TLC's official music video for 'No Scrubs'. Click to listen to TLC on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TLCSpotify?IQid=TL... As featured on Fanmail. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TLCFnMliTunes?IQid... Google Play:http://smarturl.it/TLCNoScplay?IQid=T... Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TLCFnMlAmz?IQid=TL... More from TLC Waterfalls: https://youtu.be/8WEtxJ4-sh4 Creep: https://youtu.be/LlZydtG3xqI Unpretty: https://youtu.be/g2gy1Evb1Kg More great Classic RNB videos here: http://smarturl.it/ClassicRNB?IQid=TL...

“Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” 

Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat & Missy Elliott - Ladies Night (Video)

Ladies Night Video from the "Nothing To Lose" Soundtrack © 1997 Tommy Boy Records

“U Know What’s Up”

Donell Jones - U Know What's Up (Video Version)

Donell Jones' official music video for 'U Know What's Up'. Click to listen to Donell Jones on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DonellJonesSpotify?IQid=DonellJUKWU As featured on The Best of Donell Jones.

“Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” (Live at the VMAs in 1997)

Lil Kim, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Da Brat, Missy Elliott & Angie Martinez - Ladies Night Live 1997

Lil Kim performs Not Tonight (Ladies Night) with Left Eye of TLC, Missy Elliott, Da Brat and Angie Martinez. Introduced by the Wu-Tang Clan!

“I Do”

Blaque - I Do

Blaque's official music video for 'I Do'. Click to listen to Blaque on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/BlaqueSpot?IQid=BlaqueIDo As featured on Blaque.

“The Block Party” 

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes - The Block Party (Video Verson)

"Music video by Lisa ""Left Eye"" Lopes performing The Block Party. (C) 2001 Arista Records, Inc."

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter.