(2013) 20

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... read moreThe sticker on the front of TLC 20 proclaims "Music inspired by VH1's film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," which is neither actual nor factual. With the exception of one new song, "Meant to Be" -- a pleasant ballad co-written by Ne-Yo -- these songs were released during the early '90s through the...

57′:50″ 14 Songs

1
Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (Single Edit)
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4:11
2
What About Your Friends (Album Radio Edit) [W/Rap]
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4:06
3
Baby-Baby-Baby
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4:05
4
Hat 2 Da Back
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4:16
5
Creep
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4:28
6
Waterfalls
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4:19
7
Red Light Special
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4:40
8
Diggin' On You (Single Edit)
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4:14
9
Kick Your Game
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4:13
10
No Scrubs
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3:39
11
Unpretty
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4:05
12
Silly Ho
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4:15
13
Damaged
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3:51
14
Meant To Be
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3:28
Released 14 October 2013, Compilation ℗ 2013 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment/La Face Records

Review

The sticker on the front of TLC 20 proclaims "Music inspired by VH1's film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," which is neither actual nor factual. With the exception of one new song, "Meant to Be" -- a pleasant ballad co-written by Ne-Yo -- these songs were released during the early '90s through the early 2000s, long before the film was conceived. Keke Palmer, who portrayed Chilli, wasn't born until over a year after the release of Ooooooohhh...On the TLC Tip. Regardless, this set is a decent introduction to one of the biggest pop groups of the '90s. Released a week ahead of the film's premiere, it features all nine of the group's Hot 100 Top Ten singles, from 1992's "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" through 1999's "Unpretty," along with a handful of relatively minor hits, album cuts, and the new song. It could have gone deeper -- as deep as the 19-track Now & Forever: The Hits (2003), at least. There's much more to enjoy beyond what's here. The group made three of the best '90s pop-R&B albums, and 2002's 3D was no embarrassment. ~ Andy Kellman