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Video Flash Back: Where Were You When You First Heard Atlanta’s Former Girl Group Xscape’s ‘Understanding’


The female R&B quartet Xscape debuted singing at producer Jermaine Dupri’s birthday party in 1991, and were the recipients of a platinum album just two years later. The quartet was formed around sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, who had grown up in the church — their father, Rev. Randolf Scott, performed in the R&B group the Scott Three during the early ’70s. Rev. Scott began training the girls at an early age, and they eventually made the jump from the church to working talent shows around the area. While attending Tri-City High School in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, the sisters met Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, forming Xscape in 1990.

After the group appeared at Dupri’s birthday party, he signed them to his So So Def record label and recorded their debut album, Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha. The LP broke into the Top 20 thanks to the number two hit “Just Kickin’ It,” and later hit platinum. The second Xscape effort also made platinum, though the group smoothed out their sound for their third album, Traces of My Lipstick. Besides singing with the group, Tamika is also an ordained minister, and has recorded a solo gospel album. ~ John Bush, Rovi

And the rest as they say is history.


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  4. Lulu says:

    I don’t think he smokes while drinvig in his car because he thinks he can get away with it because he is a celeb, being a celeb didn’t help him when he was locked up before. Honestly everyone smokes and drive. But this story is so pointless, oh well him and his wife have some drug charges, so do 80% of the people I know. And in a moving vehicle while smoking some trees? Oh big deal some Marijuana, the drug that is the least harmful. I’d rather be drinvig stoned then on vicodin or oxy. How bout the cops stop wasting their time over some weed and go for the real criminals? I’m sure there are some murders or abductors or something that they should actually be looking for and to even make this news worthy? Pointless .yet we are reading it and replying to it .

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