[That’s what] I tell people about all the time—that album was the best case of A&R, producer, and executives doing all their jobs. I have to take my hat off to them for doing their executive job, but I was nervous as hell for ' Yeah! Straight from the people who don’t like it, they’re like, Yo, what the fuck is he doing? "With that being said, I felt like this could’ve happened with ' Yeah!
' I felt like they could have been like, What the fuck is wrong with y’all? Being turnt-up and crunk, it was cool for Lil Jon, it was cool for the Young Blood Z, it was cool for Dem Franchize Boyz, and those people that do it.
The group went on to sell over 65 million records worldwide and became the best-selling American girl group of all-time; only the Spice Girls has sold more.But at the same time, I recognized it as a hit record.But I didn’t know that that record should be first. did a great job picking that song and they did a great job by saying, Yes, give this to Usher, put this against all this other music that we have, and we should have a monstrous album. It could have changed the whole scope, because now people hear Usher make records, people have so much shit to say about it.Thomas began working on her solo album in 2000 after the completion of promotion for TLC's third album, Fan Mail (1999).She ceased production when work began on the next TLC album, 3D (2002).