Xscape are back!!! The ’90s R&B legends have fully completed their comeback with the release of brand new music! After being split for 18 years, the quartet–consisting of Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott–surprised fans worldwide earlier this year with their reunion announcement.
Their comeback was filmed through a mini Bravo reality show, and the ladies are currently traveling across the country on their first-ever headlining tour, “The Great Xscape Tour.” But, no musical reunion is complete without new music.
On Friday (Dec. 1), three of the original members (Tiny, LaTocha and Tamika Scott) released their first taste of new music together. During a visit to “Watch What Happens Live” Kandi explained to host Andy Cohen that she won’t be involved in the group’s new music due to other commitments that she is involved in, including Broadway.
The first song, “Wifed Up” finds the trio harmonizing about locking down a good woman over a bass-heavy production by Tricky Stewart. “If you got a good one give her a promotion,” they sing. “If you got a girl that you can trust (wife her up) / Don’t just say it really show your love (wife her) / Real ones can’t do nothing but respect it (wifed up) / If you got a down one don’t neglect it.”
The second new song, “Dream Killa” is a deeper emotional relationship based slow jam. Also helmed by Tricky Stewart, the ladies address a dishonest man who broke his many promises. “I gave you all of mine / You pushed me to the side, boy you know I tried to put you first,” sings LaTocha on the first verse. “You gave it to me right / Even though you lied, I stayed with you and that’s what really hurts.”
Fans can catch Xscape in concert through the beginning of January, along with Monica and Tamar Braxton on “The Great Xscape Tour,” which is set to wrap up January 6 in Los Angeles. There has yet to be word of an upcoming album, but based off these two records it sounds like they should head in that direction. What do you think?