TLC Waterfalls

The song and video tackle the issues of drug dealing and HIV, two problems plaguing the inner cities. A young man (played by Shyheim) is going against his mother’s advice to stop selling drugs, and is killed before a drug deal. In between the scenes, they show a couple and the woman convinces him to not use protection. Afterwards, he looks in the mirror and sees he has an early symptom of AIDS on his face, in the form of Kaposi’s sarcoma. He then sees a small picture frame on the dresser which displays all the people she has had sex with previously. The video also shows intercut scenes of the group performing the song while standing on top of an ocean and liquid bodies of them performing the song while in front of a real waterfall. At the end of the video, the young man appears. He tries to reach out to his mother as she is walking up the stairs to her house, but he disappears. The couple both fade away, as they both die from AIDS.

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