Our month with You Oughta Know It Girl Serena Ryder is almost over, but she’s on to even bigger things like performing at Mixtape Festival next month on a lineup that includes TLC’s reunion performance. And it looks like our Canadian rocker might be angling to fill Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ shoes if the Grammy-winning group will let her.
“Seriously, TLC, let me rap with you,” Serena pleaded after spitting a few impressive bars of Lisa Lopes “Waterfalls” verse. Serena has had a while to practice. The Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter said she’s been on the TLC tip since since they hit the scene in the early ’90s, wearing out their cassette tapes (yes, tapes). Ryder especially digs on their 1994 hit album CrazySexyCool. After we grilled Serena in a two-part mega quiz that tested her TLC lyrics knowledge and music video know-how, we don’t doubt her obsession.
Watch the clip above to measure your fandom up against Serena’s. No creeping on the answers, either. And look out for her and her idols TLC (somebody arrange a meet-and-greet STAT) at Mixtape Festival Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 where New Kids On The Block, Hanson and more will also perform at Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania.