Appearance, Concert, Event, Music, News, Review, Television

TLC Pick The Winner of ‘Iconic: TLC’ and Perform With Them

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TLC had the tough job of picking a winner from the four talented musicians that participated in this special quarantine friendly combined music talent show and tribute, ‘Iconic: TLC‘, which debuted on The CW on June 1st.

Presented by American Idol star Jordin Sparks, she promises the show will be “TLC like you’ve never heard them before!”

First up was the Fifth Harmony superstar Ally Brooke, who admits that her group was heavily inspired by TLC. She gave T-Boz and Chilli a stripped back acoustic rendition of their first Billboard #1, 1994’s “Creep“.

“You made it extra sexy”, Chilli says to Ally. “T can’t make it that sexy”. T-Boz laughs and defends herself saying, “I don’t get sexy like that, you know what I’m saying!” T-Boz states that “a lot of producers have tried to put their own spin on that song and failed, so you’re the first person to do that song justice”, she told Ally.

Country duo Locash were next up to perform for the girls. They throw in a banjo and a fiddle to take on the major TLC hit, 1999’s “No Scrubs“.

T-Boz tells the group how much she loved the inclusion of the banjo during the hook and how they managed to keep the hip-hop essence of the song. Chilli co-signs, saying it was excellent.

Touching on how the artists have done so far, TLC feel these are the best covers they’ve heard to date. “They’ve done our songs better than any artist that I’ve ever heard do it”, T-Boz admits. “Real talk!”, Chilli agrees.

Pop singer MAX is up next to perform for the girls. He opens up about enjoying seeing them perform live at the Firefly festival before he performs a laid back rendition of their iconic hit, 1992’s “Baby-Baby-Baby“.

The girls loved his version of their hit. “The way you did the bridge mixed with the harmonies, and [the guitarist] did the ad libs in the background, I love that”, T-Boz gushes. “The guitar made it super sexy. The way you performed it was really sexy”, Chilli adds.

Last but not least were hip-hop duo siblings Ceraadi, who consider themselves underdogs who are very influenced by TLC. The sisters decided to perform the groundbreaking classic, 1995’s “Waterfalls“, complete with their own unique spin on Left Eye‘s iconic rap.

The rap sounded very much like Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, which made T-Boz and Chilli feel a little emotional. “At first, when you were rapping I had to say wait a minute, that’s not Lisa is it? It threw me off a little bit — the tone is really close”, Chilli admits. “It made me a little tearful because, that’s my sister”. “The way you changed the octave on ‘moving too fast’, loved it”, T-Boz adds.

After taking some time to decide who they wanted to choose to collaborate with at the end of the show, T-Boz and Chilli jointly decide to pick country duo Locash for a special performance of their 1999 hit, “Unpretty“.

Watch the full episode below – credit to Megan Dove xo

Announcement, Concert, Event, News

TLC to Headline Snoop Dogg’s ‘Lovers & Friends Festival’ with Usher & Lauryn Hill

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Ultimate 90’s music fans had their dreams answered this week!

Goldenvoice is bringing together some of hip-hop and R&B’s greatest for its inaugural Lovers & Friends Festival. The one-day fest will take place on Saturday, May 9 at the Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. boasting an all-star lineup of past and present.

The legendary TLC are among the headliners, alongside former Fugees frontwoman, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Usher. The latter will also be joined by his “Lovers and Friends” collaborators Ludacris and Lil Jon.

After a rocky initial announcement on Tuesday 18th February, with artists Lil’ Kim, Ma$e and Twista all denouncing the event as ‘fake’, confusing thousands of fans in the process, the show will indeed go ahead as scheduled and the misunderstandings now appear to have been rectified.

Snoop Dogg, who is one of the organizers of the event, personally reached out to Lil’ Kim to let her and the world know that this is a real event, and that he wants her to get in touch to be a part of something special. “Get at your folks on DM, so we can get you this money. You dig?”, Snoop finishes his shout out to Lil’ Kim via his Instagram.

The nostalgic bill also includes rap legends Nelly, Foxy Brown, Eve, Trina, Ja Rule, Fat Joe, and Sean Paul, as well as R&B powerhouses like Brandy, Monica, 112, Ginuwine, Montell Jordan and SWV.

They will be joined by recent acts including Jhené Aiko, Summer Walker, Megan Thee Stallion, and Saweetie.

Visit the festival’s official website to sign up for the pre-sale and for more info on the big event.

Are you excited to see all these legendary artists performing for one night only at the Lovers and Friends fest?

Announcement, Event, Tribute

Left Eye’s Grave To Receive Brand New Updated Headstone

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The loving family of the late, great Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes have decided to give the superstar and the ‘L’ of TLC some extra love, in the form of a complete renovation of her original headstone at her resting place at the Hillandale Memorial Gardens in Stonecrest, Georgia.

Tim Morris aka Cemetery Tim has been commissioned to do the honors of creating a brand new headstone to replace the first headstone, which was laid down in 2002 with the lyrics to Lisa’s rap verse in TLC’s most iconic hit to date, “Waterfalls“.

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Left Eye’s original headstone in Atlanta

Tim has created new headstones for other music stars in the past. He has previously worked on a new tombstone for the hip-hop legend Eric “Eazy-E” Wright of N.W.A, the 8-time Latin Grammy-award winning Tejano musician Jimmy González (front man of the group Mazz), and most recently the King of laid back, catchy hooks, Nate Dogg.

Tim initially announced his involvement in the production of a new Left Eye headstone back in May via his Facebook, after having a nice phone call with her family. He promised that his beautiful design for her headstone will truly represent the star.

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Tim unveils his work on headstones for Eazy E (above) and Jimmy González (below)

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“I’m going to start designing her beautiful new headstone, and you can guarantee that it will truly represent her”, Tim said. “I am a big fan of her music and I truly feel blessed to be the one designing her final tribute. Stay tuned!!!”

Tim was also present at the 8th annual Left Eye Birthday Fundraiser held by her family on May 21 at Revel in Atlanta. Tim bagged himself an authentic Left Eye portrait during a charity auction held at the event.

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Left Eye tribute monument in La Ceiba, Honduras

The new one-of-a-kind Left Eye headstone will be unveiled exclusively by Tim on November 9 at Perham Hall in Zillah, Washington between 4-6 PM. Left Eye’s family, mother Wanda and siblings Reigndrop and Ron, will also be in attendance at the free event.

DJ Garin Moore will supply the music for the night and deserts will be provided by Shorty’s Sweet Treats N Cake. Alcoholic beverages will also be available.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see her beautiful tribute before it’s shipped to her gravesite in Atlanta.

To grab tickets to the event click HERE

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