Gifted Quadruple Threat: Actress, Author, Poet and Grammy-winning Singer-Songwriter, The Enchanting Musical Genius Ms. Jill Scott!
WHO IS JILL SCOTT?
She is an artist with an abiding,deep commitment to lyrical honesty and musical integrity. Simply put,if Jill Scott feels it,she writes and sings it. While vivid imagery,metaphor analogy are her stock in trade,there’s no pretense ,no hiding.
She’s upfront,in-your-face always real,using her own distinctive poetry to breathe life into words,digging inside to bring forth the accompanying emotion. It is that authenticity that has endeared Jill Scott to everyday music buyers who hear what she’s saying through her music and respond according.
Folks who know the rough and tumble of life,love right,love wrong,passion misspent,passion fulfilled,lonely nights and empty days and everything in between declare,‘Yeah,girl!,’ ‘Go ‘head on!’ and ‘I feel ya’. And in the tradition of the four albums that precede it,THE REAL THING is another cause for celebration for those who live for the real.~David Nathan
" When reading Nathan’s description of Jill Scott, I’d realized he described her perfectly with such powerful emotion. Which, is what she brings to her fans with each word she sings, it’s pure amazement.
Jill is on fire!
Her songs command you, voice paralyzes you. Instantly you're placed in a musical trance" ~JR Randle
Since 1999, Scott has made a reputation for being a classic, thought provoking artist gained by her 2000 multi-platinum selling debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. Their followups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 released in 2004, and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released in 2007 both achieved gold status. She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? in 2007. She also appeared as the lead role in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
Scott grew up an only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood, raised by her mother, Joyce Scott, and her grandmother. She indicated in an interview with Jet Magazine that she had a happy childhood and was "very much a loved child". Scott was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls.
After graduating from high school, Scott attended Temple University while simultaneously working two jobs. She studied secondary education for three years and, at one time, planned to become a high school English teacher. However, after serving as a teacher's aide, Scott became disillusioned with a teaching career, and she dropped out of college. Prior to breaking through the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor. She remains close to her mother and grandmother, who is nicknamed Blue Babe. Scott has resided in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey and currently resides in California.
Jill Scott has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses. The Blues Babe Foundation offers financial assistance to students between the ages of sixteen to twenty-one, and targets students residing in Philadelphia, Camden, and the greater Delaware Valley. Scott donated USD$100,000 to help start the foundation. The foundation was named after Scott's grandmother, known as "Blue Babe".In early October 2012, Entertainment Weekly reported that Scott would have a role in an upcoming episode of Fringe.She appeared in the 8th episode of the show's 5th season (95th episode overall), "The Human Kind."
Scott will star alongside Paula Patton and Derek Luke in the film adaptation of playwright David E. Talbert's 2005 novel Baggage Claim which is schedule to be release in 2013.
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