After 12 years since the release of 3D and almost 13 years since the untimely death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, the remaining members of TLC are hoping the record one last album. The only problem is, they don’t exactly have the cash to do it, so like, maybe you can loan them a couple bucks? Come on, be cool – Chilli and T-Boz would do it for you if you were trying to record an album.
Chilli and T-Boz have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them make the very last TLC album ever. They’ve currently raised nearly $26,700, and they’re pretty adamant that they’ll only make the album if they reach their goal of $150,000, so you better open your wallets and start donating some serious cash, because lyrics by Kandi Burruss don’t come cheap. But why hustle dollars on Kickstarter? Chilli and T-Boz say:
“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.”
Of course, just like any Kickstarter campaign, they’re offering a variety of rewards for donors. For instance, if you donate $10, you’ll get a picture of a handwritten list of Chilli and T-Boz’s 15 favorite songs of all time. For $50, you get to watch a video tutorial of TLC’s choreography. For $1,000, T-Boz will go see a movie with you in you live in Los Angeles and promise to talk to you after the movie is done. For $2,000, Chilli will let you hang out with her at the gym in Atlanta. And for $3,000, T-Boz will let you accompany her as she does her grocery shopping at Whole Foods while Chilli will meet you at a Sephora and let you watch her get her makeup done. NO! That’s not a real reward, but I’m sure if you message them, you could work something out.
Here’s Chilli and T-Boz in NYC at The Huffington Post earlier today. I bet Ariana Huffington has her eyes on that $50 dance tutorial reward.