Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris is thankful that Xscape signed a record deal in 1992 – or he may have never met the Love of his life.
The group, from Atlanta, Ga, signed to Jermaine Dupri‘s boutique label So So Def in 1992, and released their debut album Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha in 1993.
The album spawned two hit singles “Just Kickin’ It” and “Understanding.”
The album cover for Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha featured LaTocha Scott, her sister Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, and a petite 4-foot-10 powerhouse singer named Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.
In an Instagram post on Oct. 12, T.I. reminisced about the first time he laid eyes on his future wife on the cover of Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha in 1993.
“So as the calendar has made clear it’s been 28yrs since this album came out and allowed me to set my sights on the lady of my life. Congratulations Love…. you know we gon go to the moon and back bout this shit of ours & ain’t no stopping it!!! I’m proud of you and all that you’ve done, for the culture and for ME!!! I admire your growth and willingness to accept change for advancement & the greater good of all. I love you to no end… YKWTFGO wit us. This shit ain’t for the weak & you’ve exhibited enormous amounts of strength and resilience on our journey. I honor & respect that. But even before we met and I put you up on this Pimpin… I was a Xscape fan…. that shit ain’t changed. Congratulations @jermainedupri & Congratulations to my sisters as well. It’s UP!”
Tiny responded in the comments, saying:
“Awe babe..that was the sweetest… msg..U Da 1 sexy!! Married me a legend. I can’t thank you enough.. I Fuk’n [Love] U Mr. H!!”