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Xscape

R&B Music Project
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Kyla Walker

on 3 December 2012

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Xscape was a female American R&B group that originally started out as a quintet and then became a quartet. The group had a string of hit songs during the 1990s. The original lineup of the group consisted of sisters LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and Tamera Coggins, though Coggins departed the group before their debut album was released. Xscape Background

LaTocha and Tamika Scott's father, Rev. Randolf Scott, was part of the R&B group Scott Three during the early '70s. The sisters were trained to sing by their father at an early age. They sang in church and competed in talent shows around the area while growing up. In the early '90s, they met Xscape's other three members, Kandi Burruss, Tamera Coggins, and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle-Harris at the magnet performing arts high school, Tri-Cities, in East Point, Georgia, a city outside of Atlanta. Cottle's father, Charles Pope, and her uncle, Joseph Pope (1933–1996), were members of the R&B group, The Tams. LaTocha Scott

Main article: LaTocha Scott

LaTocha Scott (born October 2, 1973) recorded a solo album, titled Solo Flight 404, featuring "Night Stand", Scott's first solo R&B single. She also appears on "Liar, Liar" from the soundtrack of The Best Man, Cha Cha's "Dear Diary", and Trick Daddy's single "Thug Holiday".[3] LaTocha recently released a new single in 2012 entitled 'Bad Timing' and will soon release a new studio album . LaTocha Scott was one of the two mezzo-sopranos of the group sometimes singing 2nd soprano ans 1st alto harmonies. Solo Careers Tamika Scott

Tamika Scott (born November 20, 1975) released the single "Day & Night" in Japan in 2003. She also appeared in the 2004 Tyler Perry play, Meet the Browns, originating the role of Millet Jenay Baptiste-Brown. Tamika has written for several soundtracks including a song on Jim Carey's "The Mask", and Keanu Reeves movie "Hard Ball". She also has written, produced, and arranged four songs for and is featured as a solo artist performing "Greatest Gift" for Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls movie and Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" movie. Tamika wrote three songs for Tyler Perry's stage play "What's Done In The Dark" wrote and co-produced Yolanda Adams "Step Aside" which was also featured on Tamala Mann new gospel CD. Tamika has written songs for artist such as Yolanda Adams, Tamala Mann, Anthony Hamilton, Musiq Soulchild, Jaheim, Xscape and Latoya Luckett. On December 18, 2010, she performed in a musical play, Christmas in the Hood. In 2011 she starred in BET's "Strangers In My House" alongside of Vivica Fox and Clifton Powell. She is currently touring with the gospel stage play "Shh Please Dont Tell" Tamika alongside her sister was the other Mezzo-Soprano of the group singing the 2nd alto harmony. LaTocha Scott (1992-2005)
Tameka "Tiny" Cottle (1992-2005)
Tamika Scott-Byas (1992-2005)
Kandi Burruss (1992-1999)
Tamera Coggins (1992-1993)
Kiesha Miles (2003-2005) Kandi Burruss


Kandi Burruss (born May 17, 1976) has co-written songs for artists such as Mariah Carey, Faith Evans, Pink, Whitney Houston, and Alicia Keys. She has also written songs for the groups TLC, Destiny's Child, RichGirl, 'N Sync, and Boyz II Men. In 1999, she appeared on Solé's debut album and was in a video for the single, 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". On December 14, 2010, Burruss released the album Kandi Koated, featuring tracks "Fly Above" and "Leave U". She is also responsible for discovering the male R&B quartet Jagged Edge.

In 2003, Burruss sang backup on "Wide Open", on LSG's their final album LSG2. In 2006, she released "I Need", featuring Eightball & MJG from an upcoming solo album on UpFront Records. She is also featured on E-40's hit "U and Dat" and performs under the name Kandi Girl. In 2007, she formed a duo, Peach Candy, with Atlanta female rapper Rasheeda.

In 2009, Burruss joined the hit Bravo reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Tameka "Tiny" Cottle

Main article: Tameka Cottle

Tamika Cottle (born July 14, 1975) co-wrote TLC's 1999 hit "No Scrubs" with Burruss, with her singing vocals on the chorus of the song and on Lil' Kim's "I Know You See Me", Lil Bow Wow's "Let's Get Down", and on 8Ball & MJG's "Things We Used to Do."

Cottle is still in the music business, and has branched out into television. She stars in the BET reality show Tiny & Toya, which follows Cottle and her friendship with Antonia "Toya" Johnson Carter, the ex-wife of rap artist Lil’ Wayne. In 2011, she and husband T.I. began appearing in the reality series T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle. Cottle was the soprano of the group singing the highest harmonies. Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Contemporary R&B
Years active
1992–1999, (2005)
Labels
So So Def/Columbia/SME Records (1992-1998) Studio albums
1993: Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha
1995: Off the Hook
1998: Traces of My Lipstick Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Contemporary R&B
Years active
1992–1999, (2005)
Labels
So So Def/Columbia/SME Records (1992-1998) Studio albums
1993: Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha
1995: Off the Hook
1998: Traces of My Lipstick Singles
"Just Kickin' It" ·
"Understanding" ·
"Love on My Mind" ·
"Tonight" ·
"Is My Living in Vain" ·
"Feels So Good" ·
"Who Can I Run To" ·
"Do You Want To" ·
"Can't Hang" ·
"The Arms of the One Who Loves You" ·
"My Little Secret" ·
"What's Up"
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