Suge Knight, who recently signed a distribution deal with Koch Records, plans to release the long-talked-about second Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes solo album on Tha Row in October, according to a spokesperson for the storied exec.
Left Eye’s first solo venture, Supernova, was released overseas by Arista Records last year and streamed on her Web site, www.eyenetics.com (see “Left Eye Plans To Stream Delayed Album” ), as it was not released in America. Frustrated, Left Eye aligned herself with Suge at the top of this year (see “Left Eye Signs With Suge Knight’s Tha Row” ) and was recording an album for Tha Row under the moniker N.I.N.A. shortly before her death in April (see “Lisa ’Left Eye’ Lopes Killed In Car Accident” ).
No details on the N.I.N.A. project have been released as of yet, and Knight was unavailable for comment.
Left Eye will also be heard on the new LP by her group, TLC. Arista Records has set a November 12 release date for that album (see “T-Boz, Chilli To Complete Fourth TLC Album” ).
Aside from Lopes’ posthumous release, Knight is also planning to put out the debut from Cali wordsmith Crooked I (see “Suge Knight Speaks Upon Leaving Prison For Death Row” ). His song “So Damn Hood,” which features Sisqó, has garnered some play on radio and underground mixtapes. A new, different single from Crooked I is on the way soon, reps for Tha Row said.
For complete coverage on the Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes tragedy, see Remembering Left Eye: The Lisa Lopes Reports.