Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip

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Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
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Studio album by TLC
Released February 25, 1992
Recorded August—December 1991
Genre Hip hop, new jack swing, R&B
Length 55:21
Label LaFace, Arista
Producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (exec.), Antonio "L.A." Reid (exec.), Dallas Austin, De Funky Bunch, Jermaine Dupri, Marley Marl, Daryl Simmons & Kevin Roberson
TLC chronology
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
(1992)
CrazySexyCool
(1994)
Singles from Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  1. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
    Released: November 22, 1991
  2. "Baby-Baby-Baby"
    Released: April 29, 1992
  3. "What About Your Friends"
    Released: August 28, 1992
  4. "Hat 2 da Back"
    Released: September 3, 1992

Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip is the debut studio album by American R&B girl group TLC, released February 25, 1992 on LaFace Records. 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.

Background[edit]

TLC signed their first contract with LaFace Records on August 16, 1991 and began production on their debut album. For the album, TLC collaborated with Babyface, L.A. Reid, Dallas Austin, De Funky Bunch, Jermaine Dupri and Marley Marl, who helped Lopes with the songwriting. Production finished in December 1991.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[3]
Robert Christgau (neither)[4]

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly praised the effort as well as the group and its message, calling TLC "a perfect pop group for the times."[3] In a fairly positive review, Steve Huey of Allmusic states that "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."[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at 14 on the US Billboard 200 and reached the third spot on the R&B Albums chart.[5] According to Nielsen SoundScan it sold 2.5 million copies in the US.[6] It was eventually certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA for shipping four million copies in the US.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"       0:30
2. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"   Austin 5:36
3. "Shock Dat Monkey"  
  • Reid
  • Edmonds
  • Simmons (co.)
  • Kevin Roberson (co.)
5:08
4. "Intermission I"       0:19
5. "Hat 2 da Back"  
  • Austin
  • Lopes
  • Kevin Wales
Austin 4:16
6. "Das Da Way We Like 'Em"   Marl 5:01
7. "What About Your Friends"  
  • Austin
  • Lopes
Austin 4:53
8. "His Story"   Austin Austin 4:23
9. "Intermission II"       0:59
10. "Bad by Myself"  
  • Dupri
  • De Funky Bunch
3:55
11. "Somethin' You Wanna Know"  
  • Simmons
  • Roberson
  • Edmonds
  • Reid
  • Lopes
  • Simmons
  • Roberson
5:43
12. "Baby-Baby-Baby"  
  • Edmonds
  • Reid
  • Simmons
  • Edmonds
  • Reid
  • Simmons
5:15
13. "This Is How It Should Be Done"  
  • Marl
  • Lopes
Marl 4:27
14. "Depend on Myself"  
  • Austin
  • Lopes
Austin 4:11
15. "Conclusion"       0:48

Samples[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992)[5] Peak
position
US Billboard 200 14
US Heatseekers 2
US R&B Albums 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[8]
US Billboard Hot 100 US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks US Rhythmic Top 40 US Top 40 Mainstream
1992 "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" 6 1 2
"Baby-Baby-Baby" 2 19 1 2 9
"What About Your Friends" 7 5 2 1 18
1993 "Hat 2 da Back" 30 26 14 14
"—" denotes single that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[9]

  • arranging – Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Dionne Farris, Marley Marl, Daryl Simmons
  • art coordination – Davett Singletary
  • art direction – Calvin Lowery
  • assistant engineering – Brandi Parisi, John Rogers, Matt Still, Mitch Eaton, Phil Tan, Steve "Stizz" S'berg
  • bass – Kevin Roberson
  • concept – TLC
  • coordination – Constance Armstrong, Yvette Whitaker
  • design – Calvin Lowery
  • drums – Kevin Roberson, Antonio "L.A." Reid
  • engineering – Alvin Speights, Darin Prindle, Frank Heller, Jim "Z" Zumpano, John Pace
  • executive production – Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid
  • keyboards – Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Darren Lighty, Daryl Simmons
  • make-up – John Grier-Kellman
  • mastering – Herb Powers
  • mixing – Dallas Austin, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Jermaine Dupri, Marley Marl, Alvin Speights, Matt Still, Phil Tan, Dave Way, Jim "Z" Zumpano
  • photography – Michael Lavine
  • production – Dallas Austin, De Funky Bunch, Jermaine Dupri, Marley Marl, Daryl Simmons, Kevin Roberson
  • programming – Rick Sheppard, Donald Parks, Jermaine Dupri, Darren Lighty
  • sampling – Rick Sheppard, X-Man
  • scratching – X-Man
  • shouts – Dallas Austin, Eloc, Fabian Ford, TLC, Kevin Wales
  • strings – Seldon "Big Wally" Henderson
  • vocal arranging – Jermaine Dupri, Daryl Simmons
  • vocals (background) – Nycolia Turman, Dionne Farris, Mary Brown, Kevin Roberson, Debra Killings, Marsha McClurkin, TLC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "OUR GEORGIA HISTORY – TLC". OurGeorgiaHistory.com. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  3. ^ a b Tucker, Ken (1992-04-17). "Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip – Music – EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: TLC". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  5. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  6. ^ Keith Caulfield. "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "American certifications – On the TLC Tip". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  8. ^ "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  9. ^ "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 

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