Throwback Tuesday: Xscape – ‘My Little Secret’

The ’90s was soooooooo scandalous and we loved every bit of it! I’d have to say Xscape and TLC made cheating sexy lol.

Xscape was a successful female R&B quartet which began as a quintet. Sticking to the sound of real R&B paired with true vocals, the group had 6 top 10 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s including “Just Kicking It,” “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run To,” “Keep On Keepin’ On,” “The Arms of the One Who Loves You,” and “My Little Secret”.

Jermaine Dupri discovered Xscape in Atlanta and signed the female R&B quartet to his So So Def imprint. “My Little Secret” was Xscape’s second single, produced by Jermaine Dupri, from their third studio album Traces of My Lipstick. The song reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, becoming their last single to reach the top ten on both charts. The song talks about a sexual relationship on “the side” while cheating, with lyrics: everybody cheats, but you gotta know how, you gotta know when; turning into a “little secret” love affair.

This was the last official single by the group before disbanding just after the release of the album. Kandi takes the lead, LaTocha handles the bridge, Tiny takes the second verse and Tamika brings it home with the backing vocals. The song is often noted for Kandi’s high note as well. Directed by Darren Grant, the video with its late-night-special feel, uses dark colors and shadows (so 90s) to accentuate the forbidden nature of the lyrics. The soulful southern songstresses look stunning in what arguably is their best music visual piece.

Enjoy the classic above.



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