For the album's production and writing, the group worked with producers including Babyface, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri and more. Thomas stated that they had used these producers because they always worked with them stating that they worked with Dallas, Babyface, and Dupri on the first album "the only thing we had new was Organized Noize.
Watkins and Thomas perform the song with Lopes, who also provides a Album). Speaking of Green's involvement, Watkins said, "He was in Goodie Mobwe grew up together, we go way back. He did and it was amazing! I love his voice. CrazySexyCool was noted as a departure from the group's debut, and was seen as move away from the group's predominantly rap connections.
The album's lyrical content was also seen as a departure from Ooooooohhh A reviewer from Entertainment Weekly stated that compared to the lyrical content of their debut, which was seen as "kiddie-cute hip-hop", CrazySexyCool is filled with adult-female sexuality, and "hide- and-seek coyness. Blige —performed in the annual Budweiser Superfest Tour in earlyconsisting of 23 dates in North America.
The AtlantaChicago and Indianapolis shows featured an expanded roster of performers, including Blackstreet and Monica. All four singles from the album reached the top five of the Billboard Hottwo of them reaching number one. Lead single, " Creep ", topped the Billboard Hot for four weeks, and Album) one of the biggest singles ofcoming in at number three in Billboard Year-End Hot Singles of The third single, " Waterfalls ", became TLC's most successful song, spending seven weeks at number one.
It was also the second-biggest single of according to Billboardearning TLC two songs in the top three of the Billboard year-end chart. Internationally, the song reached the top five in several countries.
CrazySexyCool was met with critical acclaim. In his review for AllMusicStephen Thomas Erlewine described the album as a "smooth, seductive collection of contemporary soul reminiscent of both Philly soul and Prince", adding that the material was "consistently strong". InRolling Stone Album) the album at number 43 on their " Greatest Albums of the 90s". But CrazySexyCool was a real shocker, packed bumper to bumper with great songs, sassy vocals and voluptuous beats for burning down the house.
The showstopper: 'Red Light Special', an impossibly steamy make-out ballad that Album) and caresses everyone with ears to hear it. CrazySexyCool established TLC as pop pros who could do it all, combining the body slam of hip-hop and the giddy uplift of a jump-rope rhyme without breaking a nail. The two genres have seemingly been grafted onto one another, and there's something of a codependent relationship between the two.
To that effect, there's something to be said for that dynamic existing here, too, how the album's sequencing contributes to the music's effectiveness and how it still translates to the modern day. CrazySexyCool debuted at number 15 on the US Billboardselling 77, copies in its first week. By OctoberCrazySexyCool had sold over 14 million copies worldwide.
Credits adapted from the liner notes of CrazySexyCool. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That edginess, that swagger can't be replaced without its ties to hip-hop. Jermaine Dupri Phife. Dupri Seal [a]. Marqueze Etheridge Lopes Organized Noize. Babyface Jon-John. Combs Thompson Austin [a].
Rozonda Thomas Combs. Arnold Hennings Debra Killings. Trevor Smith Jr. Combs Thompson. Reid — executive production Sharliss Asbury — project coordination Ivy Skoff — project coordination tracks 4, 7, Entertainment Weekly. June 18, LaFace Records, Pebbitone, Inc. Retrieved February 11, Retrieved October 24, Retrieved June 1, Retrieved February 1, Retrieved October 3, Recording Industry Association of America.
MTV News. Retrieved February 8, June 7, Lisa Lopes: The Life of a Supernova, Album). Archived from the original on March 4, Retrieved August 17, Both verses begin with T-Boz chilling on a summer afternoon, sipping on some Kool-Aid and minding her own. When a smooth-talking dude enters the picture, she tries to brush him off, but he kicks just enough game to close the deal. That might have given it some passion or humor -- something to save it from becoming the nice-enough nuzzling jam that it is.
The oddness works, though; mark this the craziest, sexiest, coolest track. The future Andre gets the better of Lopes, who ends the disc with some new-age-y uplift that never takes flight. The colour variant is really cool and the album sounds brilliant. Overall, very happy with this pressing from VMP and glad that they took time - even though it meant delaying it for the best part of a year - to get the sound as good as it is.
Certainly appears to have been worth it to me. Reply Notify me 3 Helpful. KristalTips April 14, Report. Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. The songs on this album are just instant classics that just give that real 90's age feel.
However, I dislike the sexy songs but hey that's just personal opinion. This album boasts of solid collaborators and producers. Vinyl-is-The-future March 29, Report. You know, the LP that set them apart from the others and in some cases made them international superstars and hot property in the music world.
The album gave them hit after hit with the still-incredible "Creep" and "Wateralls" amongst them. A more mature and smoothed-down sound to thier first release, this album showed the group had grown up - and so had thier lyrics. The vocals were stronger, the lyrics more important and the production had a more classic sound to it. The album plays like a dream, and you'll rarely want to skip a track. That said, there are some key stand out tracks. Aside from the singles, the haunting and meaningful "Sumthin' Wicked This Way Comes" is thought provoking in all the right ways.
A cover of the Prince classic "If I Was Your Girlfriend" is, suprisingly, excellent even though god knows it could have fallen flat on it's face it hasn't. Stunning vocals and production here. Album), truly, this album has no weak tracks for me, personally.
Even the interludes add something The Interlude Titled "Sexy" is truly hillarious.
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