The 1990s brought the emergence of a female quartet known as Xscape. The multi-platinum group delivered hits such as “Tonight”, “Understanding”, “Just Kickin’ It”, and “My Little Secret”.
Now one fourth of the group, Tamika Scott, is making a name for herself outside of the group by combining her love of music and acting. Scott is a superwoman, juggling roles as a singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. Her extensive resume includes a breakout role in Tyler Perry’s play Meet the Browns, and a starring role in the play There’s a Stranger in my House. With a string of hits under her belt on movie soundtracks such as Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls and Why Did I get Married?, as well as the upcoming film Good Deeds, Scott shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Tamika Scott: Tyler Perry’s upcoming film Good Deeds inspired me to write the song. It has a universal meaning, and it’s a love story in itself, when you find a person that supports you and loves you, they are so incredible. It’s hard to believe in yourself sometimes, so when you find someone that is there for you and put in your life for a reason, then you realize they are incredible. “So Incredible” is about the love of your life.
Soul Train: You have done quite a bit of work with Tyler Perry–from movies to plays, and especially with the music.
Tamika Scott: On the film Daddy’s Little Girls I had a couple of songs for the soundtrack. On Why Did I get Married? I did the title song, as well as a few songs for the play What’s Done in the Dark and a few songs on Tyler’s film Good Deeds which comes out in 2012.
Soul Train: Sounds like you are a busy bee, making major moves!
Tamika Scott: (Laughs) I guess you could say that.
Soul Train: Do you have an album coming out soon or are you just focusing mainly on soundtracks?