Eric Bellinger Recruits T-Boz for Reworking of TLC's 'Creep'

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It’s taken 20 years, but TLC finally gets a male response to their 1994 hit “Creep,” a female anthem that accuses a boyfriend of cheating.

Singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger stresses that he would “never creep on you” on his grinding, midtempo ballad that samples the signature horn synths from the original Dallas Austin-produced track off the girl group’s CrazySexyCool album.

Bellinger continues his effort to dissuade his lover from calling it quits, singing, “Why would I wanna/When you look like that when you take all that off.”

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On the 1994 version, T-Boz blames her man’s unfaithfulness for her secret rendezvous with someone else. She adopts a different point of view on Bellinger’s recording, this time fighting for the relationship, her worth, and their promising future.

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Bellinger is grateful T-Boz agreed to appear on the song. “I’m really big on my features making sense rather than just throwing random artists on songs just to say we collabed. lol,” he said in a statement. “When I heard the ‘Creep’ flip I immediately knew I had to at least try to get T-Boz on it since that was her solo song with legendary female pop group TLC!!! Luckily, when she heard the record she loved it! Hopefully the fans will too!”

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T-Boz sounds good on the track produced by Bongo The Drum Gahd & C4. Her feature fuels anticipation for TLC’s forthcoming fifth and final album. In February, T-Boz and Chilli raised $430,000 for their fifth album via a Kickstarter campaign.

Bellinger’s version of “Creep” appears on his EP, Cuffing Season, out on July 17 on 300 Entertainment / YFS Music.

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