The only thing I’ve ever wanted to do was to help people, because there are a lot of sick people in the world, a lot of people who are struggling and suffering and they’re just not happy. And I used to be one of those people, and I used to wish that my life would end, you know. If I was 20 I’d say ‘Oh I can’t stand to…I don’t know if I’m going to live to be another 20 years, I can’t take another 20 years of what I’ve been through’. And my mom would look at me and say 'Oh I’m so sad to hear you say that, and if you don’t know what it feels like to be happy, you don’t know what you don’t know’. It’s like there’s no hope. But it doesn’t really have to be that way. I just want to make music and I want to do a lot of things that are really going to inspire people, and improve the quality of their lives.
RIP Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
(May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002)
‘Street Life’ was originally written for an audition
in New York in fall of 1989 By Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes at only 18. The track touches on street violence,
broken homes, prostitution, crack babies and being an educated woman.
*After hours of work this -final- version was driven and hand-delivered an hour before the cut-off time. [x]