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Published on December 8th, 2020 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Latocha Scott-Bivens Cooks Up Vegan Recipes in New Cookbook “Latocha’s Planted Lifestyle”

Multiplatinum R&B icon, singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur LaTocha Scott-Bivens makes her literary debut with the healthy and hearty cookbook “LaTocha’s Planted Lifestyle”—available HERE.

LaTocha quite literally opens up her kitchen for the first time, sharing secrets and tricks of the trade accrued over the past twelve years since she made the jump to plant-based. The book collects dozens of homemade recipes for classic dishes, including mac ‘n’ cheese, spinach dip, lasagna, and more—accompanied by fascinating anecdotes from her life inside and outside of legendary R&B group XSCAPE. Not to mention, she published “LaTocha’s Planted Lifestyle” under her own one-stop shop company A Made Right Lifestyle, which also houses her popular Made Girl Apparel, solo music, and much more.

LaTocha has recently made one headline after another. She sat down with longtime collaborator and fellow legend Jermaine Dupri for an interview about LaTocha’s Planted Lifestyle on The Beet. She also went viral on Instagram by cooking with Heiress Harris, daughter of her XSCAPE sister Tameka “Tiny” Harris and T.I. Today, she appeared on FOX5 Atlanta with Sharon Lawson, to talk about all things new with LaTocha, watch it HERE.

As a devotee to happiness through healthier living, LaTocha offers the tools to democratize diet with “LaTocha’s Planted Lifestyle”.


LaTocha Scott is an award-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. She is best known as the vocal spotlight of the multi-platinum selling R&B group Xscape who rose to popularity in the 1990s. Xscape exploded onto the music scene and emerged as one of the most prolific female R&B groups of all time. Their music rose to the top of the charts, securing 6 top 10 singles, 3 consecutive platinum albums, and selling over ten million albums worldwide. The Great Xscape tour marked the highly anticipated return of the legendary R&B group Xscape and generated more than 40 million dollars in revenue and 500,000 tickets sold. Fans were able to get a behind the scenes look at preparation for the tour on Bravo’s hit series, “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It.” Xscape changed the face of R&B, their powerful vocals created an incomparable sound, and their infectious ballads appeal to a wide audience.Emerging as a solo artist, LaTocha appeared solo on NFL Jamz in 1998 with a song entitled “Promises” and also released a song called “Bad Timing”. She later released the single “Liar Liar”, which appeared on The Best Man soundtrack in 1999. LaTocha collaborated with Trick Daddy on the hit song, Thug Holiday and J-Shin for “One Night Stand.”

LaTocha is an entrepreneur with a successful lifestyle brand Made Girl, which promotes health, wellness, the importance of living a balanced life, and now the home of her first book “LaTocha’s Planted Lifestyle.” Her hidden talent is home renovation and décor. Philanthropy is something that LaTocha is passionate about, so she created the Made Girl Foundation, which exists to build prolificity in women through teaching arts and music (TAM). The Made Girl Foundation’s Mission is to encourage women and young girls to look within themselves to see what they are made of.

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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