By Laura Medina
On the set, you might assume The Redland are influenced by early Black Eye Peas and A Tribe Called Quest, but you'll be really surprised, pleasantly surprised who influenced them...
TLC's "Waterfalls" and "Unpretty" made an impression on Earvin and Kose, the duo behind The Redland, that good music can have depth.
The three, strong ladies of TLC made quite an impact on these gentlemen.
Obviously, the liberating and late "Left-Eye" Lisa Lopez was the most obvious influence...
Earvin, "Left-Eye tried to prove herself and better herself." She was the female pioneer in rapping about significant issues.
The less obvious influence for both the boys was Tionne Tenese Watkins a.k.a. "T-Boz."
They cited her as a cool cat who can sing really low, who is also a writer and a producer.
Kose commented Rozonda Ocelean "Chilli" Thomas brings back the sexy.
As now, they're hitting the Atlanta music scene hard. Catch them while you're up there.