Tiny Harris Shares Vintage XSCAPE Performance To Commemorate Album’s 22nd Anniversary
Where has the time gone? Tuesday (May 12th) marked the 22nd anniversary of So So Def’s legendary R&B group, Xscape‘s, third and final album, Traces of My Lipstick, which featured hits like “My Little Secret.” In honor of the anniversary, Tameka “Tiny” Harris posted a vintage clip of the group’s members – Kandi Burruss, Latocha and Tamika Scott, and former member Tamera Coggins-Wynn – singing the Clark Sisters‘ “Is My Living In Vain” in 1991.
Xscape later recorded the gospel classic for their debut album Hummin’ Comin’ At ‘Cha, which was released in 1993. Tiny’s caption read:
“Since 22 yrs ago today is the day we released our 3rd album Traces OF My Lipstick I thought I’d post a video of our very beginnings! 5 instead of 4.. #Xscape @kandi @tamera_wynn @therealtamikascott @iamlatocha”
Check out the baby faces on these future Atlanta icons!
The ladies of Xscape have openly talked about how they met in high school – forming a group based on their mutual love of music. After Kandi’s best friend Tamera Coggins-Wynn was voted out of the group shortly after it’s conception, the girls performed at Jermaine Dupri‘s 19th birthday party – spawning their record deal with So So Def. Several platinum singles and three albums later, Xscape split. But one fateful radio interview would keep the separated for decades. Tamika Scott reportedly spilled to a DJ that Kandi Burruss once slept with Michael Mauldin, Jermaine Dupri’s father. She has consistently denied that claim.
But after reports that Jermaine Dupri agreed to license Xscape’s music for an unauthorized biopic, all four ladies reunited for a series of performances, a highly successful tour in 2017, and a Bravo reality show, Still Kickin’ It.
Will all four ladies eventually reunite for new music? The verdict is still out on whether or not Kandi Burruss will participate – but in the meantime, Jermaine Dupri acknowledged their 22nd anniversary.
What’s your favorite Xscape song? Let us know in the comments.