TLC are crowdfunding their final album

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

T-Boz And Chilli Argue Over Who Loves TLC More.

The ‘No Scrubs’ hitmakers have launched a campaign on crowdfunding website Kickstarter in a bid to raise $150,000 (£98,900) to make the LP, which they are dedicating to their fans.

The Grammy-winning RnB group, consisting of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, are depending on their fans to fund the release of their fifth and last album through the Kickstarter campaign. “We’ve always been known to do things differently,” said T-Boz, 44. “We’ve always been trailblazers and trendsetters.TLC is coming back for a fifth and final album, which will be funded partly through Kickstarter, and the group celebrated by bringing their signature off-the-wall energy to HuffPost Live on Monday. It follow 3D in 2002 and the death of founding member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes shortly after its release, this will be the first TLC album recorded as a duo.

Writing on their fundraising page, the band wrote: “This album, our FINAL ALBUM, is dedicated to all of you that have stuck with us, always challenging us to do our best. The Kickstarter page explains that the money will go toward an in-studio writing session, and fans who contribute can claim a number of rewards, including autographed lyrics, concert tickets and even a TLC slumber party. Pledges start at $5 for an exclusive remix, and go up to $7,500, including a PDF list of their favourite songs, a voicemail from the pair, a date at the cinema and a “TLC slumber party” with T-Boz. The group say that crowdfunding the album will let them “have complete creative control” over their music . “The only people we’ll be talking to and asking their opinion is the fans.” “Our final album will stay true to the TLC sound, always confronting the real issues and life experiences that we all must face every single day, everywhere,” reads a message on Kickstarter. “We write music that people relate to … timeless music. That’s it (sic).” The two remaining members, T-Boz and Chilli, are hoping to meet their target by February 19, and have promised to pay tribute to the group’s third member, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes – who was killed in a car accident in 2002 – on the record.

No matter the trends, we feel like our music is always relevant.” TLC were one of the definitive R&B groups of the 90s, working with and inspiring a host of music’s biggest producers, such as Missy Elliott, the Neptunes and Timbaland, who helped to produce a string of commercially and critically successful albums: Ooooooohhh … On the TLC Tip (1992), CrazySexyCool (1994), FanMail (1999) and 3D. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before!

We want to bring our fans into the process and see how it’s done.” “We could knock out two birds with one stone,” the 43-year-old continued. “We can have them involved in our album. Lopes will forever be part of the group’s music, T-Boz said, and that will continue with the potential upcoming records. “She’s always incorporated no matter what, but we’re coming up with how to do that. But, you know, she lives within us every time,” T-Boz said. “This is TLC, even though she’s not here.” “She would want us to keep moving on like this,” Chilli said. “It helps to keep her memory alive, and we always say TLC is meant to be, TLC is forever.

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