Xscape emerged onto the 90s R&B scene with killer vocals and the trendy tomboy style.
The foursome, consisting of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss-Tucker, and Tameka “Tiny” Harris had a golden sound that produced hits such as “Just Kickin’ It”, “Feel So Good”, “Understanding”, the acapella harmony that was “Tonight”, and “My Little Secret”, among many others.
With the release of three studio albums (’93-’98), their sound elevated, style progressed into a more feminine appearance and their sisterhood grew apart. During the height of their career, the ladies would disband, leaving fans wondering what happened and would there ever be reunion?
Rumors circulated, words were spat and tensions rose so high that even when SoSoDef, the groups’ record label, held their 25-year anniversary concert reunion, two of the four members refused to participate.
We gained a bit of their demise during an episode of TVOne’s popular biographical series UnSung.
But as time moved, the songbirds were able to find a common ground, re-connect and get back to the music. So, yes the reunion is happening and…so is a biopic!
In partnership with Mona Scott-Young and her Monami Entertainment, the life and times of the 90s R&B quartet will soon head to the screen. The biopic is currently being shopped to different networks and talks of a documentary is in the works to highlight the ladies’ recent reunion.
After 18yrs of not singing together we were able to pick right back up where we left off. @iamlatocha & @therealtamikascott we can still sing a little bit! 😂😂😂 @majorgirl was rushing to the airport so she missed this part of the meeting. I have so many wonderful blessings coming down on me right now & my group #Xscape is one of them. @monascottyoung not sure if any of us are ready for what’s next but let’s go! #GiveMeACleanHeart #thankingGodforblessingmylife🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
“This partnership will allow us to tell our story about our lives the way we lived it,” Xscape said in a statement. “It’s our truth about the rise, the fall, and the return of Xscape. We’re excited to joint forces with Mona Scott-Young and Monami Entertainment to bring the real Xscape story to the world.”
The ladies also addressed TVOne’s announcement about producing their own biopic about group, stating:
“We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing. We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story.”
On a more upbeat note, Scott-Young shares the ladies’ excitement in their upcoming project venture.
“Xscape has had a huge impact on music and are one of the most successful female groups of all time. Monami Entertainment is honored to be charged with bringing the authorized Xscape story to the world.”
Stay tuned for production and network details.