Announcement, Television

T-Boz To Star In New Season of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta

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The ‘T’ of TLC is returning to our TV screens, very soon!

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is set to feature in the all new season of WE TV‘s hit reality show, ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta‘, set to air in the summer of 2019!

Executively produced by Xscape’s Tameka “Tiny” Harris, other stars who have featured in the hit show include rappers Da Brat, Lil’ Mama and Bow Wow.

In additon to T-Boz, the 3rd season is set to add Waka Flocka, Tammy Rivera and R. Kelly‘s ex-wife, Andrea “Dre” Kelly, who vows to tell the truth about her time with the singer!

About the show:

Atlanta has become a hotbed for hip-hop music, and it is the setting for this reality series that explores what life is like for a tight-knit crew of friends, many of whom have family members who are well-known in the hip-hop community.

Shad Moss — better known as Bow Wow — returns to Atlanta to release his first album in several years, which he intends to make his swan song before bowing out of the industry so he can focus on raising his child and dealing with other personal issues.

Mentoring him are surrogate fathers Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri. Hoping to step out of their parents’ famous shadows are members of Bow Wow’s ATL crew, including Dupri’s daughter Shaniah Mauldin; and Ayana Fite, the daughter of Beastie Boys mainstay DJ Hurricane and Barnes’ cousin.

Are you excited about T-Boz starring in ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’?
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Movies, Music

Classic TLC Hit Features on Captain Marvel Soundtrack

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One of the best achievements of Marvel’s ’90s-set Captain Marvel is the film’s ability to tap into that zeitgeist of the the decade without making it feel like frivolous nostalgia.

The first title film for a female superhero in the MCU succeeds in capturing an era when acts like Garbage and TLC and No Doubt were challenging the testosterone-heavy dominant sound of the early decade.

Captain Marvel makes use of one of TLC’s biggest hits, “Waterfalls.” This 1995 single was a perfect storm of radio-friendly grooves under poetic and timely lyrics highlighting the AIDS crisis, gang violence, and drug addiction.

It was particularly bolstered by its million-dollar music video directed by filmmaker F. Gary Gray, which visualized the song’s dramatic themes and had the group transform into literal waterfalls via some then-cutting-edge Terminator 2-style CGI.

Captain Marvel features far more advanced visual effects and less real-world drama, but its use of the song as Carol Danvers and Nick Fury drive into the desert toward danger feels nonetheless appropriate.

Captain Marvel is the first Marvel film in which the soundtrack serves more of a thematic purpose. It’s also worth telling that this was the first Marvel movie to be scored by a female composer.

These are the songs featured in Captain Marvel:

“Crazy on You” – Heart

“Kiss Me Deadly” – Lita Ford

“Whatta Man” – Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue

“Connection” – Elastica

“Only Happy When It Rains” – Garbage

“Crush With Eyeliner” – REM

“Waterfalls” – TLC

“You Gotta Be” – Des’ree

“Come As You Are” – Nirvana

“Just A Girl” – No Doubt

“Man on the Moon” – REM

“Celebrity Skin” – Hole

Captain Marvel is out now!
Announcement, Interview, Music, Musical

Chilli Hints At New TLC Music For Broadway Musical

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TLC: The Musical could very soon become a reality in the near future.

Following the release of their final, self-titled album in the summer of 2017, fans were left wondering if TLC would ever release any new music again!

Well, fear not — there will be new music in the works, to be used in the TLC musical, according to Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas!

Speaking at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas on a promotional campaign for the upcoming TLC summer tour with Nelly, Chilli touched on what TLC have in store besides the tour.

“I’m personally working on some TV stuff [‘Girls Crew‘, ‘Fix My Plate‘], and us, TLC, collectively we are”, Chilli says, “and, we are working on the TLC musical and TLC on Broadway. So, we’re going to create new music for those projects as well.”

Chilli also clarifies that the musical will touch on some of the many untold stories that weren’t covered in the VH1 biopic, ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story‘ in 2013.

“We didn’t tell everything. I mean, we have so many stories to tell that we didn’t tell in our biopic on VH1. But it’s a lot of stuff, a lot of good stuff”, Chilli says.

“It’s going to be very emotional, but like a good ride. I’m very excited about it. I almost can’t believe it!”

Are you excited for the TLC musical and new music?
Announcement, Concert, Interview

TLC Announce Summer Tour with Nelly & Flo Rida 2019

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The wait is finally over!

TLC are going back on tour this summer along with hip-hop legend Nelly and special guest Flo Rida!

Tickets to the Live Nation produced tour will go on sale on Friday (March 15), with a presale available on Tuesday (March 12).

The 21-city tour kicks off on July 23 in Tuscaloosa, AL at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The tour also hits Atlanta, Toronto, Detroit, Austin and more, wrapping in Irvine, CA on August 31 at the FivePoint Amphitheater.

The official presale is being handled by Citi. Citi credit cardholders will have access to presale tickets from March 12-14th before the public sale on March 15th through Citi’s Private Pass program.

Head to www.citiprivatepass.com for more details.

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To access the Live Nation presale on Tuesday, use the password summer2019

TLC previously joined forces with Nelly in 2015 as part of New Kids On The Block’s The Main Event tour. This tour will be something different.

“We had the pleasure of working together before on a separate tour, but it wasn’t ours”, Nelly says. “So, we decided that we had so much fun on that one that we decided we would come together and do our own thing. So we’re looking forward to reaching out to everybody this summer and killing it”.

“We have so many surprises”, Chilli gushes. “It’s going to be a very different tour, and I think you guys are going to be very excited.”

“We’re gonna come together for something special that we feel like nobody else is doing on tour and give you a whole ‘nother vibe”, Nelly continues.

Check out the full tour dates below:

Tue Jul 23
Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Wed Jul 24
Atlanta, GA
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Fri Jul 26
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion
Sat Jul 27
Raleigh, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Tue Jul 30
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 31
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Thu Aug 01
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sat Aug 03
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Wed Aug 07
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Thu Aug 08
Pittsburgh, PA
KeyBank Pavilion
Fri Aug 09
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sun Aug 11
Boston, MA
The Xfinity Center
Thu Aug 15
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
Sat Aug 17
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun Aug 18
Chicago, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Nelly and TLC only)
Tue Aug 20
Rogers, AR
The Walmart AMP
Thu Aug 22
Austin, TX
Austin360 Amphitheater
Fri Aug 23
Houston, TX
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Aug 27
El Paso, TX
Don Haskins Center
Fri Aug 30
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 31
Irvine, CA
FivePoint Amphitheatre
Which show will you be catching TLC & Nelly at?