- This is a Hyper CD, which contains regular audio tracks and also provides a link to the artist's website with the help of a browser.
- TLC: Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Chilli, Lisa Left Eye Lopes (vocals).
- Additional personnel: Rodney Jerkins (vocals, samples); Tron Austin (vocals); Babyface (acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, programming); Raphael Saadiq (guitar, bass); Tomi Martin, Danny O'Donough, Tony Reyes (guitar); Colin Wolfe, Shorty B (bass); Sigurdur Birkis, Tom Knight (drums); Riprock, Alex G., Organized Noize (programming); DJ Ruckus (scratches); Debra Killings, Missy Elliot, Chase Rollison, Lester Finnel, Bill Diggins, Mark Pitts, Marde Johnson, Shawn Beasley (background vocals); Eddie Hustle.
- Producers: Lisa "Left Eye Lopes", Chilli, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Bill Diggins.
- "Hands Up" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. "Girl Talk" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
- Considering TLC's ubiquity, 3D stands surprisingly as only the fourth album in 11 years for the trio consisting of T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli, and tragedy marks it as the last. After eternally troubled but ever-talented Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes perished in a car crash in Honduras in April 2002, the remaining members of TLC decided to finish work on the record they started. Released seven months later, 3D continues along the basic thread of their earlier albums. While recalling some of the over-the-top quirkiness of their debut, the threesome stirs in plenty of contemporary hip-hop flavor, creating an invitingly jagged sound, particularly on the Southern-tinged "Dirty Dirty."
- Infectious first single "Girl Talk," a song both funny and sharply on point, could be seen as a companion piece to and a combination of "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" and "No Scrubs," as the three rag on men who get lazy when it comes to fulfilling the obligations of love. The mellow twist of the alluring ballad "Turntable" stands with the group's best ballads, while "Over Me," offers up the defiant side. 3D is a solid coda to one of the better R&B and pop acts of the 1990s.
Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"
Rolling Stone (11/28/02, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...3D solidly embodies black pop..."
Entertainment Weekly (11/8/02, p.130) - "...3D is a smorgasbord of modern R&B that ranges from silky to retro..." - Rating: B
Q (1/03, p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...3D's a testament to surviving members Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozanda 'Chilli' Thomas's resolve....It's a solid effort..."
Vibe (12/02, pp.203-4) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...The material recorded before Lopes's death...is simply darker, sexier, and angrier..."
Mojo (Publisher) (12/02, p.106) - "...3D is TLC's best, most consistent LP, and provides a tribute to Lopes that is both fitting and memorable..."