LaTocha and Tamika Scott are daughters of Reverend Randolf Scott, who was once a member of the 1970s R&B group, Scott Three. As chidren, the sisters sang in the church choir, and were raised with music as part of their lives. In high school, they met Kandi Burruss and and Tameka (Tiny) Cottle.
|Xscape - My Little Secret||Traces Of My Lipstick|
|Understanding||Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha||1993|
|Tonight||Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha||1993|
|Work Me Slow||Off The Hook||1995|
|Who Can I Run To||Off The Hook||1995|
|Do You Want To||Off The Hook||1995|
|Is My Living In Vain||Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha||1993|
|Christmas Without You||Jermaine Dupri Presents Twelve Soulful Nights Of Christmas||1998|
|Love On My Mind||Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha||1993|
|All I Need||Traces Of My Lipstick||1998|
|In The Rain||Love Jones The Music||1997|
|Am I Dreaming||Traces of My Lipstick||1998|
|Keep It On The Real||Off The Hook||1995|
|Can't Hang||Off The Hook||1995|
|With You||Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha||1993|
|Feels So Good||Off The Hook||1995|
|The Arms of The One Who Loves|
|Just Kickin It||Body + Soul: The '90s||2006|
|Little Secret||Shut Up & F**k 2||2010|
|My Little Secret||Traces Of My Lipstick||1998|
|Softest Place On Earth||Traces Of My Lipstick||1998|
|The Arms Of The One Who Loves You||Traces Of My Lipstick||1998|
|Hold On||Traces Of My Lipstick||1998|
|Just Kickin' It||Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha||1993|
Me, I try to wear hats and glasses, but I still get called out by fans. But it's all good. I keep and positive attitude about meeting with them because it's because of them that I can earn a living singing.
The Early Years
LaTocha and Tamika Scott are daughters of Reverend Randolf Scott, who was once a member of the 1970s R&B group, Scott Three. As chidren, the sisters sang in the church choir, and were raised with music as part of their lives. In high school, they met Kandi Burruss and and Tameka (Tiny) Cottle. The four put together what is now Xscape.
In 1992, the quartet performed at a Martin Luther King, Jr. festival in Atlanta, Georgia. There, they were noticed by rapper and record producer, Jermaine Dupri. He signed them to his label, the up and coming So So Def, and debuted them at his birthday party in 1991. Not long afterward, with Dupri's production assistance, the quartet were enjoying their first platinum album.
The Recording Years
In 1993, Xscape released their first album, Hummin' Comin' At Cha. The album certified platinum within a year, spawning two Top 10 singles, Just Kickin' It and Understanding. Both became platinum certified #1 hits on the Billboard R&B charts. The follow-up album, Off the Hook, was released in 1995, and included the hit, Who Can I Run To. Xscape would go on after this release to collaborate with artists, including Mariah Carey, MC Lyte, and Da Brat.
Their third album, Traces of My Lipstick, was released in 1998; it sold over one million copies in the United States alone. The album featured the Top 10 single, The Arms of the One Who Loves Me. Also included was the single, Softest Place on Earth. The song was never officially released, but charted at #28 on the R&B charts, in part due to mp3 downloads requested on line. After the release of Traces of My Lipstick, the quartet disbanded, and the four pursued their personal solo careers.
Here and Now
In 2003, the Scott sisters reunited with Tameka Cottle. They replaced Burruss with Kiesha Miles, and recorded their fourth album, Unchained. They released the single, What's Up, but due to lack of promotion on the part of the record label, the album was never released. The album, however, is available for download on multiple music sites.
While there is no talk of a reunion or new album in the future, the quartet is not officially broken up either. All four musicians have solo careers and are busy with career activities and family at this time.
Did you know . . .
Tamika Scott is an ordained minister and has released a solo gospel album
In 1997, Xscape contributed singles to the soundtracks for the films, Love Jones and Soul Food.
Xscape's debut album, Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha, was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Best R&B Duo or Group Performance with Vocals, and Best R&B Song.