TLC are the headline act at this year’s Twin Cities Pride on June 22 at Loring Park! To celebrate, the beautiful Chilli took some time out to speak to Alexis & Dawn at myTalk 107.1!
You guys have performed at a lot of Pride celebrations. What can we expect at Twin Cities Pride?
Chilli: Well, it’s always a big party. That’s the best way to describe a TLC performance. It’s very entertaining, super high energy. I still go to the gym — I work out, I’ll say that, in addition to everything else!
You are gonna do the songs we all know and love, right? Because Madonna said she isn’t going to do any of her old songs on her tour!
Chilli: Of course! I wouldn’t advise that, she’s the queen! I don’t know why she said that.
She gets a little crazy sometimes!
Chilli: You said that, not me! (laughs)
You had this tomboy image that I loved. I played with boys growing up, and it allowed me to be myself. Did you have any push back with your image when you first came out?
Chilli: Honestly, we did not, with the label. LA [Reid] understood 100% the type of group that we were — and still are. We like to call ourselves prissy tomboys, because we’re still feminine, but we don’t dress all extra, extra sexy.
Well, you’re the sexy one, Chilli!
Chilli: I don’t know how I got that title! When I think of ‘CrazySexyCool’, I think I’m more ‘cool’ than ‘sexy’. We argue that point all the time. But we like to think of it like it’s our version of ‘I’m Every Woman’.
Is the TLC Broadway show still in the works?
Chilli: Yes, we are. It’s funny, because I was not supposed to talk about that at the time (back in March). And I didn’t know until after the fact! Oops! Let’s just say, you heard right!
Do you make your own chili?
Chilli: I don’t even know how to make chili! That’s funny, right? And sadly, I can’t eat chili because I have acid reflux, it hurts my tummy. Maybe make me a white bean chili — and no meat!
What TV shows are you watching?
Chilli: I love Nat Geo Wild! I know, I’m boring. But it’s so soothing and relaxing, and I’m getting educated at the same time. I love Lifetime. I always get caught up in that show ‘Married At First Sight’. I would never do anything like that! I can’t believe they do it. It’s crazy. But it’s good.
Did your think you’d still be touring after all these years?
Chilli: I would always hope and pray that we would be the type of group that could. When your first starting out, you have all these hopes and dreams, and that drives you. When you get involved on the business side, it can taint those dreams. But you can’t let that happen. And when you’re in the studio recording, you hope and pray that this song has longevity. Only time will tell, you just never know. We are so blessed to have the catalog that we have and people still want to hear and see us. It’s amazing.
We think you’re the cool one! CrazySexyCool!
Chilli: You know what I mean? When you meet T-Boz, you tell her that! I think T-Boz is the sexy one, but we’re all crazy!
Tickets to see TLC at Twin Cities Pride still available at TCPride.org!
Are you ready for T-Boz to hit the radio airwaves once again?
We previously reported back in December that T-Boz was announced by the Superadio Network as the new host of the revived ‘Explicitly Old School’ radio show (formerly hosted by Sir Mixx-A-Lot).
A Classic Hip Hop/Throwback program hosted by the legendary T-Boz of the super group TLC, featuring the biggest records and hits from the golden era of Hip Hop and R&B. Artists like Dr. Dre, Mary J Blige, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, and Puff Daddy are featured. (Target years 1993-2003.)
The Chronicles: Today in Hip Hop and Pop Culture History
T-Boz’s Throwback of the Day: A different song each day about the artists and era that only someone who lived in it like T-Boz can tell.
Explicitly Old School with T-Boz (Weekend)
Three hours of the biggest hits from the Golden era of Hip Hop and R&B hosted by the legendary Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of the Supergroup TLC. T-Boz plays the hits and talks the music of Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Lauryn Hill, P. Diddy and more on your station…every weekend!
IN PROGRAM INVENTORY
Show Length: 3 hours
5 minutes/hour (3 hour program = 15 minutes/week) to air Saturday/Sunday 6A-12A
Explicitly Old School with T-Boz (Weekday)
The biggest hits from the Golden era of Hip Hop and R&B hosted by the legendary Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of the Supergroup TLC. T-Boz plays the hits and talks the music of Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Lauryn Hill, P. Diddy and more on your station…everyday!
IN PROGRAM INVENTORY
Show Length: 1 hour daily M-F (5 hours per week)
3 minutes/hour (1 hour program/5 days a week = 15 minutes/week) to air Monday-Friday 6A-12A
Thanks to Megan Dove for the info <3
Fans who loved T-Boz for airing her unfiltered thoughts and opinions on her radio show My Block Radio back in 2016 will be thrilled to learn that the icon is ready to hit the airwaves again in 2019!
Superadio Networks, LLC & CTC Productions, LLC have announced an affiliation and sales partnership agreement to syndicate Explicitly Old School with T-Boz, a daily radio show hosted by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins from the legendary super group TLC.
The one hour daily show designed to air on Rhythmic, Urban, Urban AC and Throwback stations, features the biggest records and hits from the golden eras of Hip Hop and R&B spotlighting artists like Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, P Diddy, and more.
Superadio Networks President Eric Faison said, “Adding a worldwide icon like T-Boz to the roster of stars on Superadio is like Kevin Durant joining the Warriors! The buzz around here is off the charts. T-Boz is a natural radio talent and can tell a back story like nobody else…stations are going to love her!”
Keith “Envius” Elliot, CEO CTC Productions LLC added, “I am on cloud nine about re-launching the Explicitly Old School brand with a mega star like T-Boz, and doing it with my family at Superadio is the icing on the cake! “EOS” will light your station on fire!”
T-Boz, commenting on the re-launch of Explicitly Old School said, “I am super excited about this show, we are gonna kill it!”
Stay tuned to find out the dates you can expect to hear T-Boz on the show!