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Remembering Natina Reed of Blaque

Natina Reed, 32, of Atlanta-based R&B group Blaque was killed on Friday after being struck by a car in Gwinnett County. Here’s our story on the fatal accident.

Blaque – which stands for Believing, Live, Achieving, Quest, Unity, Everything – is best known for their 1999 hits, “808” and “Bring it All to Me.” Their last radio presence, “I’m Good,” stalled at No. 95 on the Billboard R&B chart in 2004.

The group, which included Shamari Fears-Devoe and Brandi Williams, broke up for some of the 2000s, but the girls began working on a new album in 2005. It never was released.

Reed, a protégé of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, reunited with Blaque this summer for the Left Eye Music Festival at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur, where they performed an a capella version of “808.”

Here’s the video of “Bring it All to Me” if you’d like a memory of Reed.

And here’s an interview with Reed at the Left Eye Music Festival.

23 comments Add your comment

Mizzy

October 27th, 2012
7:19 pm

R.I.P Natina. I am so sad over this. Prayers for the family.

Peace.

October 27th, 2012
7:22 pm

May the truth be revealed and your soul rests in peace.
I hope your son is nourished spiritually, physically, emotionally & financially.

Peace.

Kelli

October 27th, 2012
8:47 pm

Wow, What a tragedy and what a talent gone way too soon. So sorry to hear this and hope you will fly. We all know you sing like an angel.

M Dog

October 27th, 2012
9:20 pm

Hate that anyone died like this, I have no doubt that she was a shining light in the world. I do think the band’s name has elements of racism though. The double standard exists in America. Come see my new band WHITE—Whiskey, Honkey, Inteliligent, Tax Payer, Englishman when we go no tour.

sldkfjslk

October 27th, 2012
9:40 pm

M Dog, you are a dumb.

poof!!!

October 27th, 2012
9:55 pm

M Dog, couldn’t the same be said of Lady Antebellum. Don’t take everything too seriously.

CM

October 27th, 2012
10:50 pm

M dog. Go back to posting racist comments on youtube where you hang out at.

Carla

October 27th, 2012
10:59 pm

M Dog – Get your life fool. Not everything circles back around to race/racism. No one was even thinking about white folk when they came up with the words for BLAQUE.

Marie

October 27th, 2012
11:14 pm

I meet her years ago at Lenox Mall she was so happy and out going.
My Prayers go out to her son, family and friends.

Miss Jai

October 27th, 2012
11:29 pm

Very sad news!! My thoughts and prayers go to her family and her young son and her group mates. Just tragic.

class of fitness

October 28th, 2012
12:10 am

This might sounds odd, but she was in ‘Bring it on’ & ‘Honey’ universal studios might re-put both movies out. with her on the DVD cover now? R.I.P.

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October 28th, 2012
6:02 am

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Fred ™

October 28th, 2012
10:35 am

You forgot to link the video and the interview.

Melissa Ruggieri

October 28th, 2012
11:24 am

Thanks, Fred. They were there last night but the post got updated this morning and somehow, they disappeared! We have funky software sometimes. It’s been fixed :)

Cheers,
Melissa

billie

October 28th, 2012
5:57 pm

Melissa, it’s the Porter Sanford (not Sandford) Arts Center. I knew him; he was a sweet man.

And this is News, WHY???? No Real Loss Here

October 28th, 2012
6:13 pm

No real news or no real loss here? Just another singer taking a long dirt nap.

Lisa C.

October 29th, 2012
1:53 am

MY HEART & PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF THE BEAUTIFUL & TALENTED RAPPER. & ACTRESS NATINA REED!! THIS IS TRULY A SHOCK TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!! REST IN PARADISE PREC GORGEOUS ANGEL!!! ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS!! LUV U!!

Lisa C.

October 29th, 2012
2:07 am

In Loving Memory of The Beautiful & Gorgeous Rapper Ms. Natina Reed!! FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!! WE WILL MISS U DEARLY!!!!

Missy

October 29th, 2012
5:38 pm

This really saddens me. Natina was my age. Stark reminder that life is so fragile, and so short. Let’s live it to the fullest. Natina you will be missed by your family, fans, and everyone else who is touched by this tragedy.

Sct

October 30th, 2012
9:49 am

New Band name Blaque and Blue..

Audio Professionals of America

October 30th, 2012
5:52 pm

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Jazzy J

October 31st, 2012
9:35 am

Saw her pole dancing at the Pink Pony last year.

Jazzy J

October 31st, 2012
9:39 am

Carla your racist you think of MDog as a “white folk” and not a folk why you be playing like that, your settin the movement back another fiddy years.