Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Before They Were Stars: Xscape on BET's Teen Summit

Before they were stars, nineties R&B group, Xscape, was just another group of female singers trying to make their own lane in the music industry. I found a rare appearance of them on BET's Teen Summit show from the 90s. (That was back in the day when BET actually promoted real artists and real music. Hard to believe right?) The famed quartet was originally a quintet with members Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle,  LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, and Tamera Coggins. Coggins left the group before their debut album was released. Known for their hits such as "Understanding", "Feels So Good", "Who Can I Run To" and "My Little Secret", the group is one of the most memorable female groups from the 90s. Check out their performance of En Vogue's "Hold On" after the break!

LaTocha was doing her thang beat boxing! If this had been in 2012, I'm sure Tiny's eyebrows would have their own Twitter account by now lol. Jokes aside, they were one of my favorite girl groups growing up. What made them stand out during this performance (despite their loud colored outfits) were their singing abilities. If you listened, there was no music or track playing to accompany. Nothing but sanging going on. 

The original quartet released three successful albums before parting ways and moving on to separate projects. Tiny has a reality series with husband, rapper T.I. on VH1's A Family Hustle, and Kandi can be seen on Bravo's  Real Housewives of Atlanta. Both sisters LaTocha and Tamika have not given up on music. They both have released individual singles, but no word on any new releases yet.

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