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TLC dropped their debut single "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"


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29 years ago today, Laface records released Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg By a girl group that would define the 90s TLC.

 

The song peaked at #6 on the hot 100.

 

Fun facts. Lisa Left-Eye Lopes is the first female rapper to have a US Hot 100 Top ten, breaking down barrier's for females in rap music. She might have been in a girl group, But unlike T Boz and Chilli, she never sang. Though a Gap commercial from 1999 actually proved she could, thus proving what most said. She was the talented one out of the three and they understood her frustrations. 

 

#2. It peaked at #6 ten years to the day Lisa would tragically die in the car crash. 

04/25/1992.

 

An alternate lyric was recorded by Lisa due to radio censors at the time was much stronger. 

 

The line 

"2 inches or a yard rock" was really Controversial ad the song is basically the girls have no shame in begging the guy for his Vitamin "D".

 

Lisa was also the first female rapper to be nominated as a Songwriter

 

Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg was written by Dallas Austin (one of two of their main producers and songwriters outside of Babyface who was the Max Martin of R&B in the 90s.

 

The Music video is known for being colorful and full of inneunedos and Wearing C?+!$ondoms as a promotion for the African American community who was suffering from the AIDS epidemic the most. 

 

Here's the video.

FYI. TLC knows that the first album is really dirty and knows LaFace should have stickered the album.

 

Both T Boz and Chilli said. We couldn't celebrate our success with our nieces and nephews. That's how ashamed we were cos there's no clean version of the first album. 

 

Here is the radio mix that was only Promo to radio with a kid friendly lyrics so questions are avoided. 

 

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