Xscape-Who Can I Run To


Xscape was a quartet consisting of LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle from Atlanta. The Scott sisters met the other two members at a church in the suburb of College Park. They were discovered by Jermaine Dupri who quickly signed them to his So So Def record label. Their first album Hummin’ Comin’ At ‘Cha was released in ’93 and the first single “Just Kickin’ It” established them as a hot new group with commercial power because the song went to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. “Understanding” was another strong single from the album that became an urban anthem as well. There were two more singles “Love On My Mind” and “Tonight” that helped the album achieve platinum status. Off The Hook was their subsequent disc in ’95 and “Who Can I Run To” was the centerpiece cover of a song formerly recorded by The Jones Girls. There were three more singles “Feels So Good,” “Can’t Hang” featuring MC Lyte and “Do You Want To” efforts that landed them more platinum merits. In ’96 they joined MC Lyte again on the soundtrack tune “Keep On Keepin’ On” from the movie ‘Sunset Park.’ Xscape could also be heard on the Jermaine Dupri remix of ’96’s most played single in the United States “Always Be My Baby” sung by Mariah Carey. Traces Of My Lipstick was their third full-length project and it spawned four singles “The Arms Of One Who Loves You, “ “My Little Secret,” “Am I Dreamin'” featuring Keith Sweat and Ol Skool and the song “Softest Place On Earth.” Traces also went platinum and preceded the break-up of the group. After five years apart all of the members minus Kandi Burruss who was replaced by Keisha Miles reunited to record the never released album Unchained. Since the dissolution of the group all four of the members have kept busy with various ventures.

Kandi Burruss has co-written songs for Whitney Houston, Pink, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys. She has written songs for Faith Evans, Destiny’s Child, NYSYNC and Boyz II Men. Burruss and Cottle co- wrote “No Scrubs” together for TLC and Burruss additonally discovered the male R&B group Jagged Edge who also started their recording careers on Dupri’s So So Def imprint. She has appeared on many cooperative musical undertakings with LSG, E-40 and others. In 2009 her popularity rose because of her place on the reality show ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.’

LaTocha Scott has appeared on songs with Trick Daddy, Jermaine Dupri and J-Shin also contributing the song “Liar Liar” to ‘The Best Man’ soundtrack. Earlier this year she released a new song called “When The Sun Goes Down” and the song “Hit A Woman” with R. Kelly was leaked. Scott is currently developing a reality television show. Tameka “Tiny” Cottle is mostly known for being the fiancee of rapper T.I. with whom she has two children. Cottle is starring in the reality show “Tiny And Toya” with Toya Johnson Carter the ex wife of Lil’ Wayne. Cottle is recording music for a new album and she opened a nail salon Tiny’s Nail Bar in Stockbridge, Georgia during the month of March this year. Tamika Scott has written songs for Rahsaan Patterson, Jaheim, Anthony Hamilton, Musiq, Letoya Luckett and Yolanda Adams. Scott who is LaTocha’s sister wrote the title song for Tyler Perry’s movie Why Did I Get Married and appeared in his play Meet The Browns as Millet Jenay Baptiste-Brown. In addition to preparing material for her first solo album she is working on an eponymous pilot sitcom “Taniyah’s World” for her six year old daughter.

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