Monday, August 11, 2008

Where Are They Now? : Xscape

Xscape was one of the best R&B groups from the 90’s. Some of there hits were “Understanding” , “Just Kickin It”, “Who Can I Run To”, and “My Little Secret" ( MY FAV ). The members where LaTocha Scott, her sister Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, and Kiesha Miles who replace Kandi in 2005.
Sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott's father, Rev. Randolf Scott, was part of the 1970s R&B group Scott Three. The sisters sang at church throughout their childhoods while being trained by their father. In 1990, they met the other two members, Burruss and Cottle, in College Park, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.
The first single Just Kickin It was released in 1993. In 1998 they relaesd the last Xscape albulm with all the original members. Then in 2005 after a five year hiatus, sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott reunited with Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. They replaced Kandi Burruss with Kiesha Miles, to release a new album Unchained. They released the single, "What's Up.

Solo careers

Tamika Scott
Scott released the single, "Day & Night" in Japan. She also appeared in the 2004 Tyler Perry play Meet the Browns, as Millet Jenay Baptiste-Brown. She has written, produced, and arranged four songs for and is featured as a solo artist on the Tyler Perry movie soundtrack, Daddy's Little Girls. The soundtrack was released January 16, 2007, on Atlantic Records. She also appeared on the soundtrack for Perry's film Why Did I Get Married?

LaTocha Scott
Scott recorded a solo album, titled Solo Flight 404, and made appearances on Jermaine Dupri's "All That's Got To Go", J-Shin's "One Night Stand", Cha Cha's "Dear Diary", and Trick Daddy's "Thug Holiday"

Kandi Burruss
Burruss has the most solo success as a singer and songwriter. She has written for artists such as Mariah Carey, TLC, Destiny's Child, *NSYNC, Boyz II Men, Faith Evans, and Alicia Keys. In 1999, she appeared on Sole's debut album and was also in a video for the album titled, 4,5,6. In 2000, Columbia Records released her solo debut, Hey Kandi…, which featured the hit song, "Don't Think I'm Not". She is also responsible for discovering male R&B quartet Jagged Edge. In 2006, she released "I Need", featuring Eightball & MJG from an upcoming solo album UpFront Records. She is also featured on E-40's hit "U and That", and performs under the name "Kandi Girl." In 2007, she formed a duo, Peach Candy, with MC Rasheeda.

Tameka "Tiny" Cottle
Cottle, along with Kandi Burruss, wrote TLC's 1999 hit, "No Scrubs", in which Tiny lends her vocals, singing the hook of "No Scrubs". Cottle also sings background vocals to Lil' Kim's song, "I Know You See Me", on Lil Bow Wow's single, "Let's Get Down", and on 8Ball & MJG's, "Things We Used To Do". Cottle has been in the studio working on tracks for a future album and has been producing more tracks for her new group, the Ga.p Girls, with former replacement Xscape member Keisha "Babi" Miles. Cottle has three children, a daughter, Zonnique Pullins, from a previous relationship, and two sons, Clifford Harris III (known as "King") and Major Harris, with rapper T.I. Cottle has dated T.I. on and off for the last six years. On March 21, 2007, Cottle gave birth to her second child with T.I, a stillborn baby girl. The couple named the child Leiah Amore. On October 13, 2007, both Cottle and T.I were arrested in Atlanta. Cottle was charged with possession of marijuana and ecstasy, and released on $100,000 bail the following day.


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