Band/Artist Profile

Artist of the Week: TLC

Ahhh TLC, the first girl group that I ever heard and loved. TLC consists of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (RIP), and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. I heard of TLC because of my mom! She listened to TLC back in 1992 when they first hit the scene. She used to play their album, crazysexycool, in the living room, in the bedroom, and especially in the car. I grew up listening to this album and all I can remember is dancing to this album all the time.

TLC embodies, to me, what a powerful, independent woman should be. They’re hustling, they’re independent, and they are happy! Their second album, crazysexycool (1994), is one of my all-time favorite albums! This album has represented my whole mood for 2019. When you listen to it you will understand why.

On April 25, 2002, Left Eye was in a car accident and passed away. This event was a sad time for the group, the fans, and the family of Lopes. But her music is still celebrated today and is being played by fans everywhere. There was a movie made in 2013 called CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story in which it went through the career and lives of the three girls. It was a great movie to watch and I recommend that everyone watches it at least once

I got to see TLC for the first time at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh! They came with Flo Rida and Nelly, but I just went to see TLC. I got chills when they first hit the stage because it was the first time that I heard the songs that usually play in my bedroom, played live. They played their greatest hits (and one of my favorite songs, Creep!). Their last song was Waterfalls and they talked about Left Eye before this song (it was one of her favorites) and when her part in the song was on, a screen of Left Eye singing the part came on and the audience held our camera lights in the air. It was a beautiful moment. 

What is your favorite TLC song? Have you seen them live before?

Stay Metal,