December 4 [7:55 EDT] -- All is well with the next TLC album, at least according to the group's T-Boz, who turned up Monday night at a Puff Daddy show in New York City.
"Its going pretty good," the singer said of the group's progress on their follow-up to "Crazy Sexy Cool."
"I'm in there with Jermaine Dupri right now. We have two songs done, and it's going good. I'm happy. I feel better now."
The group had been battling rumors about their relationship with longtime producer Dallas Austin, and whether or not he would be involved in the group's next project.
"The rumors, well... I think Left Eye said enough and everybody heard that one," T-Boz said, referring to Left Eye's comments at the MTV Video Music Awards in which the singer said that TLC and Austin were arguing over Austin's fee (see "TLC Talk About Producer Problems" in the MTV News Gallery).
as far as
Dallas is concerned, Dallas is still my producer, and Dallas is like my brother, and whether we work or not, he's still my Dallas." [200k QuickTime]
TLC's record label, La Face, says that Dupri will produce most of the new tracks on the as-yet untitled album, but that Babyface will also lend his production expertise in some way.