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L.A. Reid has re-signed his TLC to LaFace under Epic Records. Through this venture the group will release a greatest hits album on October 15th.
The most interesting tidbit in this whole ordeal is that Lil Mama will also feature on the album. Not only that, but she’s set to join them in performing at tomorrow’s VH1 Mixtape Festival.
According to Rap-Up:
The yet-to-be-titled project will feature fan favorites and biggest hits, plus four all-new songs including “Meant to Be,” which was penned by Ne-Yo and will be used during the closing credits of the upcoming VH1 Original Movie,CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
Another song, “Posh Life,” was produced and co-written by their longtime collaborator Dallas Austin (who co-produced TLC’s CrazySexyCool andFanMail) and Lady Gaga.
Chilli & T-Boz spoke briefly on their upcoming ventures:
“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,” said Chilli. “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.”
T-Boz added, “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 chimed in and took a moment to thank the duo for the amazing opportunity.
“Lisa Lopes was a one-of-kind performer who cannot be replaced,” said the 23-year-old rapper. “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.”
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Lil Mama with TLC?