Raymond Fiore
February 06, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

TLC gave little indication back in ’92 that their girl-powered blend of hip-hop and R&B would define urban radio for the next decade. In the absence of scorching pipes, T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli pumped sass-itude into some of the catchiest hooks of a generation. From the cheating parable ”Creep” to the loser lament ”No Scrubs,” their best work still bubbles with the pride of independent women. Call them Destiny’s Mama.

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