Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Recognizable Natural - Jill Scott

Ok, ok, before ya'll even start, I know Jill isn't rocking her natural hair anymore.  BUT, Jill rocked her natural hair fiercely for 20 years and was a beautiful inspiration to many of us who have chosen to go natural.  I'm sure she will go natural again one day but everyone is entitled to change, why shouldn't she? (Ok, stepping off of my soap box.)

Anyone who knows me well, knows that Jill Scott is my favorite neo-soul artist. I love the soufulness of her music, her unabashed love for our brothas, the positivity in her music, and the way she artistically makes us FEEL her music.  Jill was discovered by ?uestlove of the Roots while performing spoken word.  "You Got Me" was her first mainstream collaboration with the group.  Though Jill has gone on to act in several mainstream movies (Why Did I Get Married 1 & 2) and in an HBO series (The #1 Ladies Detective Agency), Jill Scott in my opinion most powerfully connects to her audiences through her own penned words in song and poetry.

Her latest studio album, "Light Of the Sun", will be released Tuesday, June 21st and you can bet that I will be stopping to pick it up on my way into work this morning. Though I am definately feeling the collaboration with Anthony Hamilton on "So In Love with You", my favorite song from her is "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E flat).  I truly hope to experience a love that powerful one day.  If you've never seen her live, here's a taste of a her at work below.


  1. I love Jill Scott. Have you seen recent pictures? She has lost a lot of weight. She looks really great.

    I really enjoyed her in "The 1# Ladies Detective Agency"

  2. Yep, I saw her on the cover of Ebony. The article is great & she looks fantastic!


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