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.

1
0:30
 
2
5:36
 
3
5:08
 
4
0:19
 
5
4:16
 
6
5:01
 
7
4:53
 
8
4:23
 
9
0:59
 
10
3:55
 
11
5:42
 
12
5:15
 
13
4:27
 
14
4:11
 
15
0:49
 

Music Videos

More by TLC

  • CrazySexyCool
  • 20
    20
    2013
  • Now & Forever: The Hits
  • Fanmail
  • Fanmail
  • 3D
    3D
    2002
  • TLC
    TLC
    2017

Featured On

You Might Also Like