Editors’ Notes TLC’s 1992 debut opens with an unidentified male grousing that the girl group’s baggy clothes aren’t ladylike. The Atlanta trio retorts with “Hat 2 da Back,” an urban-soul single that positions their style not as a denial of femininity, but an assertion. Such liberation characterizes this groundbreaking album, a new jack swing classic of R&B vocals and breakbeat samples that redefines womanhood with tracks like “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” a hip-hop shout-along that advances female sexual agency; “His Story,” a listen-to-the-victim op-ed; and “What About Your Friends,” a formative work of swaying-pop sorority.

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Intro
1
0:30
 
Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg
2
5:36
 
Shock Dat Monkey
3
5:08
 
Intermission I
4
0:19
 
Hat 2 da Back
5
4:16
 
Das Da Way We Like 'Em
6
5:01
 
What About Your Friends
7
4:53
 
His Story
8
4:23
 
Intermission II
9
0:59
 
Bad By Myself
10
3:55
 
Somethin' You Wanna Know
11
5:42
 
Baby-Baby-Baby
12
5:15
 
This Is How It Should Be Done
13
4:27
 
Depend On Myself
14
4:11
 
Conclusion
15
0:49
 

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