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All the XSCAPE Music Videos You Need to See Now
See the visual concepts for top XSCAPE songs like "Understanding" and "Just Kickin' It."
Ahead of Bravo’s new limited series SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B, we’re taking audiences back to the '90s to revisit some of the best music videos by Atlanta-based girl group XSCAPE. Expect lots of incredible '90s fashion.
The award-winning R&B and hip hop group ― consisting of Bravo fan-favorite Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha Scott-Bivens and Tamika Scott ― came onto the scene with their 1993 debut album Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha and have been kicking it ever since. With six consecutive top-10 hits and three platinum albums, the quartet separated in 1998 but have reunited over the years to continue with their R&B legacy.
This spring, XSCAPE joins forces with fellow powerhouse R&B group SWV for SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B, premiering Sunday, March 5 at 9:30/8:30c on Bravo.
But since we can’t wait to see these two groups in all their glory on this six-part limited series, here are some of XSCAPE'’s most iconic music videos to get us ready.
1) "Just Kickin’ It"
XSCAPE hit the ground running with their debut single, “Just Kickin’ It,” which peaked at number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 list and reached number one in R&B. So watch the video and “kick off your shoes and relax your feet, party on down to the XSCAPE beat,” as the song says.
The ladies harmonize against an urban backdrop, making us long for '90s fashion. Soon, the quartet turns an abandoned billiards hall into their own XSCAPE bar, where the ladies kick it with their friends.
LaTocha later told reporters in 2013 that “Just Kickin’ It” helped them get on The Arsenio Hall Show.
The all-black-and-white music video for “Understanding” ― which spent two weeks at the top of Billboard’s R&B and Hip Hop list ― hit all the high notes … nearly as high as Kandi's impressive musical range!
Slowing it down from their debut track, the group’s second single has XSCAPE members exchanging lead vocals for a '90’s R&B ballad. City shots and scenes of the women becoming annoyed with a possible male love interest help to encapsulate the frustration brought on by a lack of communication. “Understanding” showcases XSCAPE’s members’ individuality above all else.
3) "Do You Want To"
“Do You Want To” allowed viewers to get a glimpse at the girls’ acting chops, with Tiny front and center.
XSCAPE’s mellow sound is the perfect complement to their all-white attire as the video highlights them living in the lap of luxury, including scenes on a fancy-schmancy yacht and in front of the group’s own customized helicopter. But beneath the shiny exterior there's the story of a man named Zebo two-timing Tiny, which doesn’t go unnoticed by her bandmates.
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4) "Feels So Good"
The lead single from XSCAPE’s second platinum album, Off The Hook, shows a more sensual side of the group, where the singers show off their seductive dance moves and sit in a diner while wearing pinstriped suits.
Along with Kandi, “Feels So Good” was also produced by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jermaine Dupri, who contributes to the song both on the track and in the video.
The video itself was directed by visual artist Matthew Rolston, whose creative work has been used in other music videos for the likes of Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Beyoncé.
5) "The Arms of the One Who Loves You"
Taken from Xscape’s third and final album Traces of My Lipstick ― which became certified platinum ― “The Arms of the One Who Loves You” was a 1998 love ballad showcasing the group’s incredible talent.
The song has a reluctant bride on her wedding day, hesitant as she’s walked down the aisle and toward the altar. Meanwhile, in romantic '90s fashion, her true love runs in slow motion in the rain through a nighttime traffic jam to reach the bride before she can say “I do.”
Will she run into the arms of the one who loves her?
Get more from XSCAPE when SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B premieres on Bravo on Sunday, March 5 at 9:30/8:30c.
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