Song Premiere : TLC Returns To Music With J. Cole Duet ‘Crooked Smile’


If you’re a 90’s bey-beh like me, you’re probably rummaging through your closet and hugging your TLC CD collection, chanting the divine lyrics of ‘Fanmail‘ and ‘CrazySexyCool‘ after reading this piece of news.

I’ve grown up listening to the genre-bending iconic R’n’B ┬átrio’s music throughout the 90’s, mourning the loss of Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopez’s shocking and untimely death back in 2001 along with their worldwide legion of fans.

And let’s face it – without Left-Eye, TLC would NOT be TLC. No one could quite replace those ferocious verses she spat so effortlessly on classics like ‘Waterfalls‘, ‘Creep‘, ‘Unpretty‘ and ‘No Scrubs‘ – all Billboard # 1 singles.

Thankfully, Chilli and T-Boz have decided to return to music without a new rapper in tow – keeping Lisa’s legacy alive.

Teaming up with R’n’B crooner J. Cole, TLC returns to the scene with the soulful ‘Crooked Smile‘ from his forthcoming album ‘Born Sinner‘.

An uplifting track with a message, in true TLC style, as per usual. It’s heartwarming to listen to T-Boz and Chilli’s vocals once again, blending in with Cole’s vocals effortlessly.

Can’t wait for what TLC has in store for later.

Check out J. Cole’s ‘Crooked Smile‘ featuring TLC right here :