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Postby Ska8er » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:27 pm

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To our AMAZING fans!

We have SUPER EXCITING NEWS to share with you!

WE ARE RECORDING OUR LAST AND FINAL ALBUM.

And we want to do it with YOU, our FANS (our babies!!).

We owe so much of our success to you. Your loyalty and support throughout the past 20 years motivates us to do our best work. Without you, we wouldn't have ten top 10 singles and four number 1 singles. We wouldn't have won five Grammy awards or sold 65 million records worldwide. Without you, we wouldn't have become the most successful girl group of all time! Without you there would be no TLC!!

This album, our FINAL ALBUM, is dedicated to all of you that have stuck with us, always challenging us to do our best. And of course, it’s for the new fans too! ;) We just want to put out great music that touches everyone. That’s it.

Now about that SOUND!

Our final album will stay true to the TLC sound, always confronting the real issues and life experiences that we all must face every single day, everywhere. We write music that people relate to...timeless music. No matter the trends, we feel like our music is always relevant.

You'll always have a guy hanging out the passenger side!

And sometimes you'll feel damn unpretty!

We will continue to make music for EVERYONE, music that's UNIVERSAL, TOUCHABLE.

This final album will be the first studio album by the two of us. Of course, Lisa's spirit will always be present in our music. That will never change.

We have already enlisted many key members from our original team (we’re looking at you KANDI BURRUSS!), plus many more!

We will be announcing more members of the team and other news in the days to come here on Kickstarter.

You might be thinking, why NOW?

While major labels offer artists multimillion dollar recording and marketing budgets, they don't often give artists complete control of their own music. It is ESSENTIAL that we create our final album completely on our own terms, without any restrictions, with YOU.

Plus, we are still singing. It’s what we love to do, so WHY NOT?!

We feel so blessed to have this opportunity to continue making music, and even more blessed that we get to do it with every single one of you.

Over the years, we have always been hands on with our fans! Now Kickstarter allows us to directly connect with you. Send us Kickstarter messages, write comments, check out our updates. It will be fun :)

We also want you to ROCK THE VOTE. We will send ALL BACKERS who pledge $5 or MORE a list of tracks we want to remix. YOU will vote on your favorite, and the track with the most votes will be included on the album!!

Where's this money going?

Every penny we raise during this campaign will go towards MAKING this final album together with you! The initial goal of $150,000 will go towards a writing session in the studio with a producer and engineer. The money beyond that will go to booking music producers, writing sessions, mixing sessions, recording sessions, and SO much more.

We want to work with the best in the business, so the more we raise means access to the best.

Now for the REWARDS!

Of course, y’all should only get the best rewards in exchange for your amazing donations. Be sure to check them out to your right!

We are so grateful for your continued support. We cannot wait to make TLC history with all of you!

LOVE and KISSES and HUGS,

T-Boz and Chilli
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/15 ... m-with-you
Rest In Peace Lilly!
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Postby Storyteller » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:37 pm

You get to sleep with one of them for 5grand :o :lol:
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Postby Wardo » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:42 pm

Interesting project, I hope it works out!
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Postby Storyteller » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:45 pm

I hope this does well, I'm really tempted to donate $100, that signed vinyl is tempting.
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Postby Ska8er » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:48 pm

IrishLamb wrote:You get to sleep with one of them for 5grand :o :lol:
Just saw that! :lol: :lol:

What happened to their Epic deal though?
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Postby GetBack » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:39 pm

Oh my goodness, it's so embarrassing that they're asking for funds! :oops: :oops:
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Postby Merci » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:14 pm

it's not embarrassing, it's realistic
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Postby t_dot » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:21 pm

Merci wrote:it's not embarrassing, it's realistic
You owe it to yourself. Set the world on fire.
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Postby GetBack » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:28 pm

It says in their Kickstarter website that this project will only be funded if at least $150,000 is pledged by Friday, Febuary 20 2015 1:00 AM, AWST. So what happens to those who pledged if they do not meet the 150K by February 20? It's only a month before that and no one has even pledged in the above $1000 range in which they will be needing 66 backers! :oops: :oops:
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Postby danbarj » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:38 pm

t_dot wrote:
Merci wrote:it's not embarrassing, it's realistic
I was waiting for Bey to drop so she could show that T&A arent the only ones smashing album SALES!!!
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:52 pm

Ska8er wrote:
IrishLamb wrote:You get to sleep with one of them for 5grand :o :lol:
Just saw that! :lol: :lol:

What happened to their Epic deal though?
It was only for their greatest hits album. Apparently it was for their next album too, but the ruffled some feathers with Pebbles (LA Reid's wife) with their movie and him himself. So there was that. They got punished for being honest. :x

I love them to death. They're my favorite act of all time, but Idk how I completely feel about this. It's not the greatest look for them, but I see how they are trying to turn it around positively. Either way...I will forever be a supporter of them.
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Postby GetBack » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:58 pm

I think they should have gone on tour first (earn some money to fund for their album with sideline gigs if they can't tour in some areas) rather than this mess! I mean, what is the assurance in the quality of music that they will make? What if they released some wack dated stuff and the fans who funded for this aren't satisfied? They are starting to become a laughing stock online now with people mocking their situation. Not to mention the fact that this album won't be selling, I mean, I don't think they will even cross 100K with this new album considering it's being independently released and all. How sad! :-? :-?
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Postby t_dot » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:27 pm

If Zach Braff raised over 3 Million, I hope these ladies can raise the money.
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Postby Merci » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:52 pm

Kickstarter (when done right) is usually celebrated by fans, except in the music world, because the music fans are a bunch of judgmental queens
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Postby intosoul » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:10 pm

I don't know about this one....
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Postby t_dot » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:14 pm

Merci wrote:Kickstarter (when done right) is usually celebrated by fans, except in the music world, because the music fans are a bunch of judgmental queens
Preach, and quoted for the truth!
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Postby Benjamin » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:23 pm

Yassss! i'm glad they're going to make one more album. I can't wait for it. It's long overdue.
That said, I like the kickstarter idea, but I do hope they will be able to work with the right producers and artists.
I don't want them to try a different sound, no dance or euro pop please. No DJ mustard beat either.

Bring in Darkchild, give Timbo a call. Ask Missy to produce (and rap). Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, yes please.
Maybe Pharrell can join as well. I trust the 'TLC sound' in his hands. Maybe Kanye, as well? Drake. 7Aurelius.

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Postby Storyteller » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:26 pm

Babyface needs to be part of the record too.
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Postby intosoul » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:26 pm

I wouldn't be mad if Dallas Austin produced most of the album.
Chilli already confirmed he's on board.
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Postby bombguru » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:59 pm

Stop TLC, just stop. Don't undervalue your brand.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:04 pm

What merci says has some value - first thing I did when I read the article was cringe and feel deflated. As I do kinda believe this devalues them as a current act [not their music, or their legacy - both are set in stone as classic]. Yet retired professional wrestlers do this - set up online fundraising accounts to pay for any surgeries they may need later in life. And I'm all for that, I think it's wonderful. Yet with music? Not so much.

Well it's kinda the same. :lol:
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Postby Ewokguy15 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:58 pm

I have donated $15, get the album when it's released, good deal I think!.

I think this is a great idea!!! Whether or not it sells 100k+, it's a great goodbye to their fans and TLC in general, put out the album they want, not a label.
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Postby GetBack » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:27 am

Benjamin wrote:Bring in Darkchild, give Timbo a call. Ask Missy to produce (and rap). Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, yes please.
Maybe Pharrell can join as well. I trust the 'TLC sound' in his hands. Maybe Kanye, as well? Drake. 7Aurelius.

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That will be worth more than the $150K that they are asking for! :oops: :oops:
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Postby tada » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:29 am

interesting. Honestly, I cannot wait for a new album
But....cofunding the project??? they were signed to EPIC!? wtf? They do not have 150k USD on their own?
Anyway, I love em and I am so into a new album era
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Postby GetBack » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:40 pm

505 backers / $55,916 pledged of $150,000 goal / 30 days to go

There are also two backers who have pledged $5000 and $7500! :)
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