Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

An initially rather laboured attempt at emulating the swingbeat success of SWV and their ilk, this four-piece was assembled in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, by writer/producer Jermaine Dupri, who was previously the force behind Kriss Kross’ chart success. However, there was an important difference. While acts such as TLC (another band overseen by Dupri) had been closely identified with provocative sexuality, Xscape had roots in the gospel tradition and eschewed such salacious themes. Xscape was formed in 1990 by sisters LaTocha ‘Juicy’ Scott (2 October 1973), Tamika ‘Meatball’ Scott (b. 19 November 1975), alongside Kandi Burruss (b. 17 May 1976) and Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle (b. 14 July 1975). The intention was to offer a female Jodeci, and they certainly achieved commercial recognition with their ‘Just Kickin’ It’ debut single, which made number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. A subsequent album, Hummin’ Comin’ At...

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