N.I.N.A. (lost tracks from unfinished Left Eye album; 2002)
American rapper Lisa Lopes, (more commonly known as Left Eye, her stage name) was a member of the popular girl group TLC. Following the group's increasing popularity, Lopes began working on solo projects. On August 16, 2001, she released her first and only solo album, Supernova, which received mixed reception. The album was never released in the United States due to label politics and poor sales overseas. Due to her frustration with TLC's record label Arista Records, she began working on her second solo album with Suge Knight (head of Death Row Records, the label to which Lopes signed). The new project saw Lopes taking on the role of an alter-ego by the name of N.I.N.A. (which stood for New Identity Non Applicable). The album was in production until she was unfortunately killed in a car crash on April 25, 2002 in Honduras, leading to the album being scrapped.
N.I.N.A. was slated for a posthumous release by Death Row Records in October 2002, but this never happened for unknown reasons. The only official release during this time period is the track “Too Street 4 T.V.” which appeared on the soundtrack to the film "Dysfunktional Family".
In 2011, a promo CD called N.I.N.A. surfaced online. however, it mostly contained remixed versions of songs from her Supernova album. Aside from "Too Street 4 T.V.", the only track from N.I.N.A.'s original recordings is a newly recorded version of the song "Untouchable", which features new vocals from Lopes and the late rapper Tupac Shakur.