Major Update: Throughout the entire morning of October 27th, 2012, 2020k remained hopeful that the sparse reports of the death of Natina Reed from the R&B group Blaque were false. Not only were the reports of a life lost from a car accident reminiscent of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who put Blaque together, but an interview with You Know It Got Soul showed Natina ready to make music once again with her group mates. Unfortunately, the reports were true. Natina Reed passed away at the age of 32 after being struck by a vehicle.
Though their discography is small, Blaque released a few great contemporary R&B albums. Their sound followed a pop formula, combined very standard production techniques and album flow, but had a sound signature to the period of which it was released. It was clean, wonderfully clean, and produced just enough to wiggle its way into the successful middle ground of the music scene during the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Natina.
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We know nothing. Reports are coming in through Twitter following an apparent “exclusive” from Diva Whispers and follow up from That Grape Juice that Natina Reed from the R&B group Blaque has died from a fatal car accident on October 27th, 2012.
We remain skeptical. Put together by TLC rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes who suffered the same fate on April 25th, 2002, we’re crossing our fingers that this is a hoax spiraled out of control.
Blaque spawned few hits in the urban-pop scene with their self-titled debut in 1999 with singles “Bring It All To Me”, “I Do”, and “808 (Remix)”.
2020k remains huge fans of TLC, so it’s only natural our hearts hold a small place for the group modeled after and mentored by its main influence.
This post will be updated as reports come in. We ask that you follow our Twitter for more live updates.
Update 1: Several Tweets from inside the industry have been published on the web. Please remember this still means nothing.