TLC is one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, second only to the Spice Girls. They have sold 65 million albums, clocked 10 top-ten Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B singles (bested in girl-group zone only by Destiny's Child), and changed so many of their fans' lives they had to drop an entire album essentially responding to the buckets of inspirational letters they were receiving about it. (Fanmail, you know—"I get lonely tooooo.") Their personal style and spiritual estiílo totally altered the culture; they popularized Cross Colours clothing to a mainstream audience, condoms as accessory (and, by extension, sexual empowerment and maturity), and fused rap and R&B when the twain [...]
VH1's TLC biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, now has a teaser, and my god, the resemblances are uncanny. That's rapper Lil Mama as Left Eye, Drew Sidora as T-Boz, and KeKe Palmer (who was in the womb when Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip was released in 1992) as Chilli. Lil Mama's haircut is especially convincing, though it's hard to compete with a hologram.
I'm hoping the final product delivers more than by-the-book music video reproductions, pretty as they are, but I'm also quite content to hear the opening bars to "Creep" at any time ever, and to see those outfits brought back to life. Remember Left Eye's [...]