15 years ago we lost the most vibrant, carefree female rapper to ever step foot into the music world. 15 years ago was also the last time we got heard new music and received new videos from the best-selling American girl group of all time (and arguably the best girl group of all time). Although Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes is no longer with us, the legacy of herself and of TLC has been carried on through their music, the fans, and the surviving members, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Since Left-Eye's passing, T-Boz and Chilli have done countless interviews, hit reality shows, and even released a biopic of the group's journey, which received positive and rave reviews. While still touring across the world, the group started a Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to help fund a new album for their fans. Celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Soulja Boy, Bette Midler donated as well as their biggest donors New Kids On The Block ($10,000) and Katy Perry ($5,000). Their campaign became the fastest most funded pop project in Kickstarter history in less than 48 hours.
Some wondered where did the money go to, but in 2017 that curiosity was killed when they released their lead single, "Way Back" featuring Snoop Dogg in April of this year.
With their album release a few weeks away, TLC released a video for their song "Way Back" which has already gotten over 2 million views on YouTube. With colorful outfits and laid back house party setting, T-Boz and Chilli strut themselves around party goers and stylish dancers, even paying homage to Left-Eye and Michael Jackson with T-Boz long jacket. The video is receiving a lot of love and admiration from music listeners all over, while many are excited about what's to come from the group.
TLC has not lost a step. They've proven their legacy and shown that as long as you continue to make good music and have a loyal fan base, there is no time limit for an artist.
Their self-titled album comes out June 30th and you can check out "Way Back" now!