Ooooooohhh...On the TLC Tip

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
TLC's debut album, Ooooooohhh...on the TLC Tip, established the trio's image and unorthodox fashion sense, which at this point was based on baggy, brightly colored clothes and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' trademark condom. Some accused them of borrowing their look from Bell Biv DeVoe, and their female-positive, pro-safe-sex attitudes from Salt-n-Pepa, but TLC has the boundless enthusiasm to make it all convincingly their own. What they don't always have are the songs to pull off a consistent album. The most infectious songs are naturally the singles: "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" is bouncy, catchy, and sexually assertive, and "What About Your Friends" is an equally danceable meditation on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
TLC's debut album, Ooooooohhh...on the TLC Tip, established the trio's image and unorthodox fashion sense, which at this point was based on baggy, brightly colored clothes and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' trademark condom. Some accused them of borrowing their look from Bell Biv DeVoe, and their female-positive, pro-safe-sex attitudes from Salt-n-Pepa, but TLC has the boundless enthusiasm to make it all convincingly their own. What they don't always have are the songs to pull off a consistent album. The most infectious songs are naturally the singles: "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" is bouncy, catchy, and sexually assertive, and "What About Your Friends" is an equally danceable meditation on true friendship. The chart-topping ballad "Baby-Baby-Baby" is typically well-crafted Babyface, if a little by-the-numbers. Some of the album tracks keep the sense of fun going, but others fall flat -- not that they're bad, they just aren't that memorable. On the plus side, Left Eye gets a lot of space for her distinctively nasal, girlish rapping, and the entire group drops rhymes on "Das da Way We Like 'Em." Although it's uneven, the best moments of On the TLC Tip deserved their popularity, and set the stage for the group's blockbuster success the next time out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974793526
  • Catalog Number: 747935
  • Sales rank: 30,669

Album Credits

Performance Credits
TLC Primary Artist, Background Vocals, Shouts
Babyface Keyboards
Kayo Bass, Background Vocals
Dallas Austin Shouts
Mary Brown Background Vocals
Dionne Farris Background Vocals
Fabian Ford Shouts
Seldon "Big Wally" Henderson Strings
Debra Killings Background Vocals
Darren Lighty Keyboards
Marsha McClurkin Background Vocals
L.A. Reid Percussion, Drums
Rick Sheppard Sampling
Daryl Simmons Keyboards
Tye-V Background Vocals
Kevin Wales Shouts
X-Man scratching, Sampling
Eloc Shouts
Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
TLC Composer, Concept
Kayo Composer, Producer
Dallas Austin Arranger, Composer, Producer
De Funky Bunch Producer
DeRock Simmons Vocal Arrangements
Jermaine Dupri Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Dionne Farris Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Frank Heller Engineer
Darren Lighty Programming
Marley Marl Arranger, Composer, Producer
Donald Parks Programming
Herb Powers Mastering
Darin Prindle Engineer
L.A. Reid Composer, Producer
Rick Sheppard Programming
Daryl Simmons Composer, Producer
Alvin Speights Engineer
Kevin Wales Composer
Jim "Z" Zumpano Engineer
John Pace Engineer
Calvin Lowery Art Direction
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Composer
Antonio M. Reid Executive Producer
Terrance Shelton Composer
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