Understanding Xscape - A Video History

Understanding Xscape - A Video History

This article is intending to showcase the expanded collection of videos we have been adding to each artist's page. You can read our full Xscape bio or check out our full collection of Xscape videos.

The group Xscape was a group of friends from high school (with the exception of Tiny who had known another member in middle school) who connected and wanted to perform music together. The group was made up of LaTocha 'Meatball' and Tamika 'Juicy' Scott, as well as Kandi Burruss and Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle. However, before the group made it big, they actually had a fifth member, Tamera Coggins. You can watch a performance of the five girl version of Xscape perform Is My Living In Vain in 1991.

Their debut album, Hummin Comin At Cha came out in 1993 and stormed the charts. The singles Just Kickin It and Understanding both did well on the charts. The album went platinum, peaking at number three on the R&B charts and 17 on the Billboard 200. Here's the video for Understanding:

With the success of the album, the ladies were all over the place. They were touring, appearing on TV shows like the Mickey Mouse Club, and on more mature shows like Video Soul. Here's a clip of them performing Love on My Mind Live in 1994. The group had their distinct style and look, showcasing they weren't just able to look cute but that they could move, and they could sing.

They kept up their momentum with their second album, Off the Hook. The album had similar performance to the first, reaching 23 on the Billboard 200 and 3 on the R&B charts. It also went platinum, and included the popular single Who Can I Run To?. Here's the music video for the track:

After this album, the group appeared on the So So Def Christmas Album where they sang Christmas Without You. Probably one of the best Christmas albums, where the songs sounded like pure R&B. One cool thing to see on this album is that it includes a track by Alicia Keys, back in 1996, five years before Songs in A Minor would blow up. You can hear Xscape talk in the interview below about working with Alicia Keys on the album below.

Unfortunately, the group's last album together came out in 1998, with Traces of My Lipstick. The album reinforced the group's consistency as it went platinum, and charted similar to the previous albums. It reached 28 on the Billboard 200 and 6 on the R&B album charts. The album's two biggest singles were My Little Secret and The Arms of the One Who Loves You. An interesting element with this album was that it featured the song One of Those Love Songs. The writers of the song later sued Mariah Carey for her track Thank God I Found You, claiming it copied their track. You can watch the video for The Arms of the One Who Loves You below.

While that was the last album by Xscape, it wasn't the last we heard of them. The group reunited and toured in 2017 and 2018. Titled The Great Xscape tour, they performed a number of their classic tracks and showed they still got it. We have footage from one of these performances, showcasing some of their great tracks. Here you can see them perform Love On My Mind, Can't Hang, and Feels So Good.

And that brings us to today! Hope you enjoyed this video history of Xscape. We've been adding more and more music videos, interviews and live performances to every artist's page, so be sure to check them out and enjoy the content.