TLC Ooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip LP
Debut Album On Vinyl LP!
Features "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "Baby-Baby-Baby", What About Your Friends" & "Hat 2 Da Back"!!
Ooooooohhh...On the TLC Tip is the debut studio album by TLC, released on
February 25, 1992. The title of the album comes from the last line of Left Eye's
rap on "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg."
The album peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart. By May 1996, it was
certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA for shipping four million copies in the
United States. The album is TLC's third most successful album, (after FanMail
and CrazySexyCool in that order) selling well over six million copies worldwide.
"TLC's debut album, Ooooooohhh...on the TLC Tip, established the trio's image
and unorthodox fashion sense, which at this point was based on baggy, brightly
colored clothes and Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' trademark condom. Some accused them
of borrowing their look from Bell Biv DeVoe, and their female-positive,
pro-safe-sex attitudes from Salt-n-Pepa, but TLC has the boundless enthusiasm to
make it all convincingly their own. What they don't always have are the songs to
pull off a consistent album. The most infectious songs are naturally the
singles: 'Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg' is bouncy, catchy, and sexually assertive, and
'What About Your Friends' is an equally danceable meditation on true friendship.
The chart-topping ballad 'Baby-Baby-Baby' is typically well-crafted Babyface, if
a little by-the-numbers. Some of the album tracks keep the sense of fun going,
but others fall flat -- not that they're bad, they just aren't that memorable.
On the plus side, Left Eye gets a lot of space for her distinctively nasal,
girlish rapping, and the entire group drops rhymes on 'Das da Way We Like 'Em.'
Although it's uneven, the best moments of On the TLC Tip deserved their
popularity, and set the stage for the group's blockbuster success the next time
out." - Steve Huey, allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP
2. Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg
3. Shock Dat Monkey
4. Intermission I
5. Hat 2 da Back
6. Das Da Way We Like 'Em
7. What About Your Friends
8. His Story
9. Intermission II
10. Bad By Myself
11. Somethin' You Wanna Know
13. This Is How It Should Be Done
14. Depend on Myself