Announcement, Music, Review

Drake Releases TLC Cover On Latest Project ‘Care Package’

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“Said I got an email today, kinda thought that you forgot about me”. Emotionally charged lines from TLC‘s classic track “FanMail“. We definitely haven’t forgotten about one of the greatest highlights on their 1999 comeback album of the same name.

Nor have we forgotten that the futuristic, anthemic track was covered by the then up-and-coming Toronto singer/rapper Drake in 2010, in the form of “I Get Lonely“, for his mixtape, ‘It’s Never Enough’. Back then it was strictly only available on Soundcloud and various uploads on YouTube — until now.

Drake has decided to release a 17-song compilation of his previously unofficially released classics, titled ‘Care Package‘, giving an official platform for the songs to be purchased and streamed commercially. “Some of our most important moments together available in one place,” he stated in an Instagram post.

“I’m envious of friends of mine that have great committed relationships,” Drizzy told MTV in 2010, regarding his feelings towards the subject of feeling lonely. “When people call home to check on their girl or they say, ‘I’m not going to go out tonight. I’m just going to spend the night with my girl.’ That hits me, man. I just don’t have that. You could be lonely with a bunch of people around you.”

With everybody releasing ‘unreleased’ tracks on new projects from Drake to Nas (‘The Lost Tapes 2‘), let’s hope TLC can follow suit and drop an album of their greatest unreleased tracks, something fans are craving for, worldwide.

Check out Drake’s ‘Care Package’ below:

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Announcement, Television

VH1’s ‘Girls Cruise’ Premiere Draws In 1.2m Viewers

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Sisters are doing it for themselves, and in style! VH1’s latest television show ‘Girls Cruise‘ starring music royalty Lil’ Kim, Mya and Chilli of TLC, has proven to be a ratings success!

The show premiered on the network on Monday July 15, 2019 at 9/8c, and managed to draw in 1.2 million viewers, and ranked as the 7th most watched programme on cable television that night, according to The Nielsen Company.

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Reviews have mostly been in favor of the new show, too. Many fans are feeling the new, positive approach to reality television, which doesn’t focus on women fighting, but uniting and cherishing their friendship with each other.

“Omg a positive reality show . I thought I would never see the day”, one user tweeted. Another replied, “I just noticed that… I mean a total different focus of unity and not drama”.

“The first reality show where I didn’t see women fighting, pulling hair or gossiping.. just having fun & enjoying themselves.. Okay ima keep watching..”, another fan tweeted.

Girls Cruise airs every Monday on VH1 at 9/8c.

Catch up on the first episode HERE 

Announcement, Concert

TLC Cancel California Concerts Due To Sickness

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Our thoughts are completely with Chilli right now! The TLC superstar has been forced to cancel a string of TLC performances in California this week, due to her losing her voice!

Regarding the Sacramento engagement, TLC’s concert management team released the following statement: “Unfortunately due to Chilli losing her voice, TLC must cancel their appearance tonight at the California State Fair. They were very much looking forward to performing at the State Fair this year and hope to see everyone soon.”

On her Twitter feed today (July 14), Chilli stated that she has had to follow doctor’s orders to rest, which results in the unfortunate cancellation of some of their upcoming shows, including the California State Fair, Sacramento (July 14) and the Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock (July 16).

“It breaks my heart to tell our fans that we have to cancel our performance tonight at Sacramento because I lost my voice and my dr has me on strict voice rest”, Chilli said in her statement. “We want the fans at Sacramento to know we love them and thank them for their support.”

Stanislaus County Fair also released a statement, announcing En Vogue as the replacement for TLC.

“We are very disappointed TLC cancelled, especially because the community was extremely excited for the show. We know this is always a possibility in our line of business,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “We are still very excited to have En Vogue replacing them. We wish Chilli from TLC a fast recovery from losing her voice.”

We all wish Chilli a very speedy recovery. With lot’s of rest and TLC, she’ll be back on top form in no time!

TLC kick off their Amphitheater tour with Nelly & Flo Rida on July 23, starting in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Anniversary, Announcement, Music

TLC Limited Edition Albums Released Exclusively on Vinyl Me, Please

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Vinyl Me, Please are blessing us at the right time this year, on the 20th anniversary of the amazing Fanmail album, originally released in February 1999, by giving the album a special re-release on a unique vinyl!

This is the first time the album has been re-released on vinyl. It will be a limited release, with only 1000 pressings being produced, exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please.

Arriving five years after their pop breakthrough, FanMail was a comeback album meant as a message to TLC’s loyal fans.

The album also comes with a bonus 7″ vinyl, which features an extended version of the smash single, “No Scrubs“, as well as the bonus track, “U In Me” (previously only available in Japan).

In addition to Fanmail, Vinyl Me, Please are also re-launching limited pressings of the record-breaking, diamond-certified CrazySexyCool album! Both records will be pressed on exclusively red and blue swirled colored vinyls.

TLC were in a weird place in the years leading up to FanMail; their manager had allegedly taken most of their money, so the group had to declare bankruptcy, even as Waterfalls from CrazySexyCool became one of the biggest songs of the ’90s.

As the group figured out what to do next and got their business lives in order, they started receiving boxes of letters from fans encouraging them to keep going.

The group poured that inspiration into FanMail, their commercial smash third album, which ran the gamut of late ’90s R&B styles, and created a word for the collective lexicon that’s struck fear in shitty men since (“No Scrubs”).

Nominated for Album of the Year at the 2000 Grammys, this is the first vinyl edition of the album in 20 years. It would be the last TLC album recorded while Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was alive, as she’d die in a tragic accident in 2002.

The Vinyl Me, Please TLC bundle of both vinyl’s is currently out of stock, but you can still grab a copy of the FanMail re-issue, which will also assist in boosting those sales to gain the girls a second diamond award, which they are close to achieving!

Order your vinyl here before stock runs out!

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