Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Xscape

Song:Who Can I Run To
Album:Super Hits

Though Xscape only recorded three albums, they scored a total of six top ten hits in the 90s including this cover of the 70s song Who Can I Run To. Xscape were from Atlanta. Sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott grew up singing in their dad's church. They met the other members of Xscape at the Tri Cities performing arts high school. There was Kandi Burruss, Tamera Coggins-Wynn and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. Tameka's dad and uncle were in The Tams. Tamera left the group. In 1991, Xscape were discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri while performing at a Martin Luther King festival. They signed with his So So Def label. Their 1993 debut album Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha was certified Platinum and the single Just Kickin' It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who Can I Run To is from the 1995 album Off The Hook which was also certified Platinum. It reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who Can I Run To was recorded by The Jones Girls in 1979 but it was not a hit at the time. Xscape continued to have success with the 1997 album Traces Of My Lipstick. Then LaTocha Scott went solo and the rest of the group went on hiatus. An attempt to reform Xscape in 2005 was unsuccessful. You can get all their hits on this budget comp. Kandi Burruss has had a lot of success as a songwriter. She also stars on the reality show The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. The other three have had modest success at best. Here's the video for Who Can I Run To by Xscape.

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