by TLC

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The sticker on the front of TLC 20 proclaims "Music inspired by VH1's film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," which is neither actual nor factual. With the exception of one new song, "Meant to Be" -- a pleasant ballad co-written by Ne-Yo -- these songs were released during the early '90s through the early 2000s, long before the film was conceived. Keke Palmer, who portrayed Chilli, wasn't born until over a year after the release of Ooooooohhh...On the TLC Tip. Regardless, this set is a decent introduction to one of the biggest pop groups of the '90s. Released a week ahead of the film's premiere, it features all nine of the group's Hot 100 Top Ten singles, from 1992's "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" through 1999's "Unpretty," along with a handful of relatively minor hits, album cuts, and the new song. It could have gone deeper -- as deep as the 19-track Now & Forever: The Hits (2003), at least. There's much more to enjoy beyond what's here. The group made three of the best '90s pop-R&B albums, and 2002's 3D was no embarrassment.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
Label: Epic
UPC: 0888837734929
catalogNumber: 377349

Album Credits

Performance Credits

TLC   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass
Debra Killings   Bass,Background Vocals
Jerry Lloyd   Horn Section
Rick Sheppard   MIDI Design
Edward Stroud   Guitar
Colin Wolfe   Bass
X-Man   scratching,Sampling
Kenneth Wright   Wurlitzer
Tony Reyes   Guitar
Tomi Martin   Guitar
Kandi Burruss   Background Vocals
Charles Nix   Horn Section
Cee Lo Green   Background Vocals
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes   Rap
Tionne Watkins   Background Vocals
Tom Knight   Drums
Vic E   Rap
Ne-Yo   Background Vocals
DJ Ruckus   scratching
Sigurdur Birkis   Drums
Tameka Cottle   Background Vocals
Ronnie Fitch   Horn Section

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer
Alan Gorrie   Composer
Dallas Austin   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Roger Ball   Composer
Robert "Kool" Bell   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Leslie Brathwaite   Engineer,Vocal Mixing
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
DeRock Simmons   Vocal Arrangements
Malcolm Duncan   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Richard Finch   Composer
Frank Heller   Engineer
Robert "Spike" Mickens   Composer
Organized Noize   Producer
Darin Prindle   Engineer
L.A. Reid   Composer,Producer
Rick Sheppard   Programming,Engineer,Sound Design
Daryl Simmons   Composer,Producer
Alvin Speights   Engineer
Hamish Stuart   Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Composer
Kevin Wales   Composer
Richard Westfield   Composer
Jim "Z" Zumpano   Engineer
John Pace   Engineer
Owen McIntyre   Composer
Carlton Lynn   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Kandi Burruss   Composer
Marqueze Etheridge   Composer
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes   Composer
Tionne Watkins   Composer,Executive Producer
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson   Vocal Producer
Rico Wade   Composer
Anita Marisa Boriboon   Art Direction
Derek Gores   Illustrations
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs   Producer
Patrick Brown   Composer
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Stephen Ferrone   Composer
Clayton Reilly   Composer,Producer
Moses Gallart   Engineer
Rozonda "Chili" Thomas   Executive Producer
Donald Boyce   Composer
Kevin Briggs   Composer
Manuel Seal   Composer,Producer
Raymon Murray   Composer
Claydes Smith   Composer
Neal H. Pogue   Engineer
Keith Justice   Composer,Producer
Allen Arthur   Composer,Producer
Carolton Lynn   Engineer
Phatboiz   Producer
Tameka Cottle   Composer
Harry Casey   Composer
Bill Diggins   Executive Producer

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