Throwback Thursday With Tiny, Kandi Burruss + Xscape

  • Photo of X-Scape

    UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1990: Photo of X-Scape Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

  • Sixth Annual Billboard Music Awards

    NEW YORK CITY – DECEMBER 6: Kandi Burress and Tiny of Xscape attend Sixth Annual Billboard Music Awards on December 6, 1995 at the New York Coliseum in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

  • Fourth Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

    SANTA MONICA, CA – SEPTEMBER 3: (L-R) Kandi Burress, Tamika Scott and Tiny of Xscape attend Fourth Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards on September 3, 1998 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

  • Xscape In Chicago

    CHICAGO – SEPTEMBER 1994: Singing group Xscape(Tamika Scott-Byas, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris, Kandi Burruss and LaTocha Scott), poses for photos at the Hyatt Hotel in Chicago, Illinois in SEPTEMBER 1994. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • First Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

    SANTA MONICA, CA – AUGUST 6: Tiny and Kandi Burress of Xscape attend First Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards on August 6, 1995 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

  • Terrell Owens Shoot For A Cure Celebrity Basketball Game

    ATLANTA – JUNE 5: Singing group Xscape sings the National Anthem before the Shoot For A Cure celebrity basketball game June 5, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)

  • Hip-Hop Summit On Financial Empowerment

    WASHINGTON – JUNE 7: Members of Xscape pose backstage at the Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment held at the Washington Convention Center June 7, 2005 in Washington DC. The event, sponsored by Chrysler Financial, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Anheuser-Bush and Orman, is designed to raise awareness among young adults age 18-35 under the theme “Get Your Money Right.” (Photo by Shaun Heasley/Getty Images)

  • First Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

    SANTA MONICA, CA – AUGUST 6: (L-R) Kandi Burress, Tiny, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott of Xscape attend First Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards on August 6, 1995 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

  • World Premiere of “The Mask”

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 28: (L-R) Kandi Burress, LaTocha Scott, Tiny and Tamika Scott of Xscape attend the world premiere of “The Mask” on July 28, 1994 at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

  • 12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards

    LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Kandi Burress, Tiny, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott of Xscape attend 10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards on March 29, 1996 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

  • Xscape In Chicago

    CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 1993: Singing group Xscape(Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott-Byas and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris), poses for photos at Planet Hollywood in Chicago, Illinois in NOVEMBER 1993. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • Xscape In Chicago

    CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 1993: Singing group Xscape(Kandi Burruss, Tamika Scott-Byas, LaTocha Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris), performs on “Good Day Chicago” in Chicago, Illinois in NOVEMBER 1993. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • Xscape In Chicago

    CHICAGO – SEPTEMBER 1993: Singing group Xscape(Kandi Burruss, Tamika Scott-Byas, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris and LaTocha Scott), poses for photos at Captain’s Hard Time Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois in SEPTEMBER 1993. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • Paul Natkin Archive

    Xscape on 11/12/93 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***


TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle’s Tameka ’Tiny’ Harris has her hands in many projects from managing the OMG Girlz to being an all-star mom to her six kids but let us never forget Tiny’s musical roots. Alongside Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, Tiny co-wrote “No Scrubs” for TLC but even before that Tip’s wifey and Kandi go back to their 90s girl group days.

In 1992 Tiny, Kandi and sisters Tamika and Latocha Scott became part the group Xscape and, well, we’ve really been having a moment with them all so we decided to put our Xscape (and just Tiny) playlist here for you to relive it all. Keep an ear out for Tiny’s high harmonies, she’s the soprano of the group and usually taking the high notes. Also check out their fab early 90s looks. They’ve got tight harmonies, crazy swag and high “music video” drama.


The lead single off Xscape’s debut album Hummin’ Comin’ at ’Cha is notable for Tiny’s dark hair and bangs! Also important because it’s the song you want playing when you walk in the door from a long day at work and slip off your shoes. Just me?


The fourth single off Hummin’ Comin’ at ’Cha perfectly brings that early 90s R&B flavor with the ladies early youthful sound. Also, YASS to that sitting-down-in-a-theatre choreography!


Lawd, this song is just IT. Featured on the soundtrack for the Jim Carrey film The Mask this was the start of the jump blues-big band revival that happened in the mid-to-late 90s. The close harmonies are just giving life. Remember Tiny’s taking the top note. Those Zoot suits tho!


Slower than the previous songs, “Do You Want To” was off Xscape’s sophomore album Off The Hook. It features Tiny on lead vocals it also features Tiny in lots of hats and doing lots of acting with a phone. The other girls aren’t having Tiny’s guy ish in this mini drama.


“My Little Secret” is kinda sleazy and kinda delicious. Sample lyrics: “I like being in the same room as you and your girlfriend. The fact that she don’t know really turns me on.” SMDH. But the song is sexxxxxy.


“I Know You See Me” is off Lil’ Kim’s fourth studio album The Naked Truth. It wasn’t a huge commercial success for Kim but you can’t go wrong adding this jam to your summer playlist. Serious. Tiny shows up on that hook in a real way.


We know Tiny, Kandi and the other girls aren’t featured in the video for TLC’s “No Scubs” but did you know that both Tiny and Kandi (who co-write the song and earned a Grammy nom for it) are featured on the background vocals and chorus? NOW YOU DO.