Music has...and always will be a passion of mine.
I was reading some old blog posts and I came across a Muzik Monday post. I realized that I haven't done a Muzik Monday post in more than 2 yrs.
As many of you know, I'm a huge hip hop head. But I don't listen to hip hop 24/7. One of my boys told me "At some point during the day, you've gotta smooth that thang out." And I do! One of my favorite artists is Jill Scott. I first heard Jill in 2000 when she dropped her debut album, Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol 1. It was crowned as a "neo-soul classic".
I've been a HUGE fan ever since. Jill has always impressed me with her melodic voice and crowd pleasing stage presence. I found it interesting that on her first album cover you could barely see her face. In an industry that would prefer to see skinny women, Jill wasn't a size 4 but she was...and still is very attractive to me. More importantly, she can sing better than MOST artists right now. If you compare her to Beyonce Carter or anybody else...she blows them away...literally!
Here are a few of my favorite joints from Jill that I'd like to share for your listening pleasure. Just press PLAY.
A Long Walk - a smoothed out neo-soul love song...
I really dig your company
Your style, your smile,
Your peace mentality
Lord, have mercy on me
I was blind, now I can see...
Slowly Surely - Jill breaks down leaving undeserving love
Crown Royal - sexual, erotic, sensual...all in 1 min 50 seconds. This song is TOO short but we love it!
Your hands on my hips pull me right back to
Catch that thrust give it right back to you,
In so deep I'm breathing for you, you
Grab my braids arch my back high for
Diesel engine, I'm squirting mad oil ah
Down on the floor til my speaker starts
All I - self explanatory!
My Love - Jill speaks on a love that she lost...surprisingly. She wonders what happened and why they aren't together. "You know what it is! You know what it was." Classic line