TLC “Perfect Girls” (Preview)

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TLC drop their highly anticipated 5th and final self titled studio album on June 30!

The 12 track album features some of the best work to date from the legendary girl group, funded by the fans exclusively via Kickstarter.

Take a listen to a snippet of the uplifting, confidence boosting anthem “Perfect Girls” and be sure to pre-order the new album on officialtlc.com

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T-Boz turns down $50k for a private meet with a fan and his wife!

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In the latest TLC interview with The Guardian, T-Boz and Chilli open up about their past and are completely honest as always!

T-Boz reveals she was offered $50,000 to visit a male fan and his wife at home – “So they could just stare at me fully clothed for five minutes, nothing else” – and she refused.

Chilli is appalled. “Fifty thousand! To bring warmth and happiness into that relationship, what’s wrong with that?!” “My husband at that time didn’t want me going,” admits Watkins. “He didn’t have to know!” yelps Thomas.

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The ladies are also not a fan of the latest surge of “insta models”. “If Instagram was taken away tomorrow there would be a lot of people jobless right now cos there’s a lot of ‘public figures’ now made up of Instagram models”, says Watkins.

She is unimpressed by influencers monetising their lifestyles online, but tries to hold back. “I’m not gonna knock your hustle. Hustle on, girl. This is the time that hos are winning.” An affirmative block-caps “YEAH!” comes from Thomas.

“But if you gonna be a ho, at least be a good ho and get paid,” Watkins continues. “Ho-ism is working for people. Worst thing is to be a ho, spread your stuff far and wide and get nothing from it.”

Catch the full interview here

TLC explain why Left Eye raps won’t be on the album!

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TLC are gearing up for the release of their fifth and final album, scheduled for release on June 30.

The ladies took time out for an exclusive photoshoot and interview with Billboard to discuss the new album!

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Amongst the highlights of the interview, T-Boz and Chilli reveal exactly why Left Eye‘s presence on the album is limited to an interlude and no new raps.

Lopes’ absence is felt on TLC, although there is one brief interlude crafted using an audio clip of her ripped from the internet. Watkins and Thomas say that Lopes’ estate — which released a posthumous album, Eye Legacy, in 2009 — is to blame.

“The family, they held onto the other stuff,” says Watkins, as Thomas rolls her eyes. “I guess maybe they wanted money or something. I don’t think she’d be happy that people are trying to hold her vocals hostage.”

They also touched on the recent situation regarding L.A. Reid‘s sexual harassment allegations. “I hear more people are coming out saying stuff,” says Watkins, as Thomas buries her face in her hands. “I was surprised he was fired, but [the accusations] didn’t come as a surprise. I don’t wish him anything ill. But surprised? No.”

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The ladies say they will continue to tour despite the album being the last – they headline the I Love The 90s: The Party Continues tour this summer, and would welcome a Las Vegas residency.

Read the full interview here

Listen: TLC ‘R&B Matters’ on Spotify

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TLC stopped by at the Spotify headquarters to provide an exclusive interview on the ‘R&B Matters’ podcast, the first episode in a new series of interviews.

The girls talk about why they decided on using Kickstarter, life without Left Eye and their thoughts on the current state of the music industry!

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TLC want your Fan Mail!

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Before the world could tweet and instachat, there was good old fashioned communication in the form of postal mail!

If you would like to send TLC your love in handwritten form, you can send the ladies your FANMAIL at this address!

TLC FANMAIL, P.O. Box 20074, Atlanta, GA 30325

 

 

TLC release “American Gold” June 23!

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The latest track to be lifted from the new TLC album is the thought provoking, powerful and uplifting track “American Gold“!

The song will be available to everyone who has already pre-ordered the album, as well as Spotify and TLCVEVO so go and check your accounts after midnight!

The album will be released on June 30.

Update on Marshall movie – Chilli plays Zora Neale Hurston. Watch Official Movie Trailer now!

Chilli, shown above with Marshall’s lead actor, Chadwick Boseman will be playing the role of Zora Neale Hurston in the upcoming thriller, according to IMDB.  The real life Zora, pictured above was a well-known and accomplished writer of African American literature during the Harlem Renaissance.  Hurston has won numerous awards and was considered to be the most successful and most significant black female writer of the early 20th century.  Read more about Zora here.

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Marshall, described as a thriller by Chadwick Boseman in this interview from the Jimmy Kimmel show, is about an early case tried by Thurgood Marshall.  The movie is set in 1942, before Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court Justice in 1967.  The movie is directed by Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained, House Party, Boomerang) and stars Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Sophia Bush, Keesha Sharp, Jussie Smollett, Dan Stevens, and of course Chilli!

Marshall will hit theaters on October 13, 2017.  Watch the official trailer for Marshall below!