TLC is about to make the ultimate comeback, announcing details regarding their VH1 biopic, a brand new album, and “Lip Gloss” rapper Lil Mama joining the group.
Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, now signed to Epic by L.A. Reid, plan on releasing a new album on October 15. The project will feature some of their biggest hits with four new songs mixed in, “Meant to Be” and “Posh Life” being two of them. Both new tracks were penned by Ne-Yo and Dallas Austin/Lady Gaga respectively.
VH1 will premiere the made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” starring KeKe Palmer as Chilli, Drew Sidora as T-Boz, and Lil Mama as Left Eye.
Lil Mama will be featured on the new album and is set to join the group to perform at VH1′s Mixtape Festival in Hershey Park, PA July 26-27.
On Lil Mama joining the legendary group, Chilli stated:
“For 10 years we have been mourning the death of our sister Lisa, and although we have discussed the option of bringing in someone to perform with us, it never felt right at the time. Watching Lil Mama on the set of our movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story reminded us of Lisa’s spirit, and, for the first time since her passing, we felt everything come together in an organic way.”
“Lil Mama’s authentic style, although very different from Lisa’s, got our creative juices flowing. By bringing her in, we will continue to keep TLC’s music alive for a new generation of fans. We are thrilled to be writing this new chapter in the TLC story.”
Lil Mama thanked them for the opportunity.
“Lisa Lopes was a one-of-kind performer who cannot be replaced. I am grateful to Chilli and T-Boz for the confidence they had in me to portray her in the film and to invite me to perform and record with them and pay tribute to her incredible talent.” <Source>
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