Well, the former Xscape front woman is back with a new single entitled, “Complicated,” featuring Wale.
The track is from Tocha’s forthcoming mixtape Truth N’ The Booth and the song attempts to take us back to old school R&B with the vocalist singing about how the feelings she has for her man are “Complicated.”
The song was written by Lundon & Chef Tone & produced by friend Grammy Award winning DJ Toomp (Heeeey Toompie!).
Here’s Xscape with @OGKeithSweat before we got our deal with SoSoDef.
Please don’t hold your breath waiting for that Xscape reunion though. Kandi has publicly said (on more than one occasion) that there will NEVER be an Xscape reunion because of too much bad blood between a few of it’s members.
Burruss also shared an old pic posing with Ceelo Green and T-Mo Goodie from Goodie Mob as well as a special flashback photo where she is posing with featuring the late Heavy D (RIP) and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
On what she thought of Sheree Whitfield’s Who Gon’ Check Me Boo song, Kandi admits that she hadn’t even bothered to listen to it. When forced to listen to it on the show, Kandi said she considered the tune “a novelty song” and agreed with Andy that the song is about 3 years too late.
Tameka ‘Tiny” Cottle and Kandi Burruss cover this month’s issue of Rolling out magazine. The two former Xscape bandmates are still great friends (despite what you may have heard) and both have recently ventured into the world of reality television. Tiny’s “The Tiny & Toya Show” on BET is way better than most expected, giving us an up close and personal look into her family life alongside hitmaker T.I. Kandi came in as a Freshman to a crew of Seniors on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and has been catching mad flack about her relationship with a fiance’ who already has 6 kids.
Each having their own special situations, both make for great television! Check out the interview & video below:
I’m about to join the rest of the world outside and partake in some of this good ole ATL sunshine. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this back in the day flashback video of Xscape (Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Kandi Burress, Tamika Scott & LaTocha Scott) covering the Clark Sister’s “Is My Living In Vain” acapella .
TV One has this incredible series called Unsung about old school music groups and artists whose careers experienced premature endings. It’s pretty good stuff, but not too revelatory to The Smaaawt One (a pet name given me by one of my oldest buddies). It just so happens that most of the acts have always been counted among my favorites – except one.
I never really knew a whole lot about The Clark Sisters. I was a child of hippies in the 70’s who wasn’t really raised in church in the 80’s. To be honest, the first time I ever remember actually going into an Atlanta church for a service with my mother voluntarily was when she got cancer and started bargaining with The Father to spare her a premature smite. She might have been a hippie, but she wasn’t no fool and knew exactly where to appeal when times got tough. I had more than a few friends, though, who were all up in the sanctuary singing at every opportunity they could find back in the day. Choir rehearsal to some in Atlanta was like working out – they sweat through it daily, for long periods of time, diligently. So, other than listening to them on WCLK’s Sunday gospel show and listening to those friends try to approximate those lush harmonies, I never knew anything about that family, that group, until that show. What I did know was that Xscape did a rousing rendition of one of their most popular songs on their first album that still stands as one of my favorite remakes of all time.
When you’re a teen (as a few of them were when they made that album) you tend to think that everyone will live forever. Even if yo silly behind is playing chicken back on a still-undeveloped Kimberly Mill Rd. in ’80-nunnayobusiness Continue Reading…