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Jill Scott- “Hear My Call” [Video]

Jill Scott has released a heart-felt video for her third single “Hear My Call” from her #1 album “Light Of The Sun”. The diva cries and expresses true emotions as she asks God to help her get back on the right track. This video shows Jill in a vulnerable spot and many can probably relate.

Check it out.

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Jill Scott Defines ‘Dickmatized’

Light of the Sun singer Jill Scott sat down with Sister 2 Sister Magazine to talk about celibacy and being “dickmatized.” Keep reading for the definition:

What exactly is “dickmatized”?
“Where you get caught up in the whole sexuality of your relationship but it’s not going anywhere… Just somebody giving you the goods but not necessarily giving you the rest—or not expecting the rest from them. What I’ve discovered is, although it may be a lot of fun, it is also a waste of time and you might be blocking your blessing—blocking somebody who wants to be more to you than just a great time in your life.

How did you become un-dickmatized?
“Just realizing what I have to offer. I’m so much more than my flesh!” .

She also interviewed with Us Magazine, touching on the same subject and discussing her album subject matter as well:

Us: Are you still celibate after your breakup?

JS: Now the minimum is until the fifth date. The whole celibacy thing, you could throw that out the window. That’s over. But I don’t have physical intimacy until at least the fifth date. So I can get to know who I’m dealing with and they can get to know me. And with my schedule, five dates can take three or four months! It just gives me a chance to get to know the person. So we talk on the phone pretty much every day or maybe we Skype or have a date and we have fun. I’m getting to know someone so I know if they’re crazy or not. I just don’t want to waste my time. I’m just trying to look at the mistakes that I made. I got so caught up in the flesh and I’m not even allowing someone to get to know the best parts of me. I’m a single girl in the world, but if I don’t have some standards then I can be making the same mistakes that I made in the past. I do want love. Genuine love. And sometimes sex can get in the way.

Us: The album is incredible. What were you going for with it?

Jill Scott: There’s been a lot of creative inspirations. I love old school hip-hop. It just feels good to me so I went back. This record is really about play — some of the music is hip-hop driven, some of it is jazz, some of it is both. It’s a lot of stuff, but I’m a lot of woman — with a lot of inspirations coming at me all the time. I want to reach inside of myself. Nobody else is writing my music.

Us: How did having Jett inform and influence your music?

JS: There’s something about having a child. I don’t know, maybe the 36 hours of labor? It just gave me a new appreciation for my self and my femininity. And my strength, you know, I think that’s what it was. I walked into recording this record and wanted to be strong and free and even strong in my vulnerability. It’s something about having a baby — I’ve been calling it lava in my spine. It’s given me some fearlessness and I’m really enjoying how I feel. It’s almost like my first record. I’m not worried about who’s going to like it and who’s not. I’m being all of me, and it feels stupendous. I don’t want to leave this feeling.  

Us: You sing about Jett and his father explicitly on the CD.

JS: There’s definitely some stories about heartbreak and trying to move past that. When you’re getting lost in the flesh and something I call being victimized, you just get lost in the whole sexual experience of it all. I talk about knowing one person is not necessarily for your benefit and its just a sexual relationship. I try to empower women. There’s power in your curves, there’s power in your mind, there’s power in the whole being. My goal is to continue being a whole person. I’m more than my physical form and I’m enjoying my physical form but I’m more than that.

Divas can definitely relate to everything Jill is saying.  Sex is great, but it tends to complicate things as well.

Read her entire interview with Us Magazine here.

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Jill Scott ‘Block Party’ Tour Dates

Jill Scott is taking her “block party” on the road this summer in a Budweiser Superfest nationwide tour.  The 17-city trek includes stops in Boston, Atlanta, New York and Chicago.  Special guests include Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition, with host Doug E. Fresh and DJ Jazzy Jeff who will provide the music.

“Budweiser Superfest is back and better than ever with Jill Scott’s unique brand of urban soul,” said Bryan Hammonds, Budweiser Brand Manager. “This year builds on the successful 2010 revival of Superfest as Budweiser continues to bring great concerts to music fans in cities nationwide.”

Sounds like a party to me!!  Tickets are on sale now.

See if Jill is coming to a city near you:

July 26 – Boston – Bank of America Pavilion
July 28 – New York – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
July 30 – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 – Chicago – Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug. 3 – Cleveland – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (formerlyNautica Pavilion)
Aug. 4 – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 – Philadelphia – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 7 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Aug. 10 – Los Angeles – Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
Aug. 14 – Oakland – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Aug. 17 – Memphis – FedExForum
Aug. 19 – Atlanta – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 – Virginia Beach – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug. 23 – Raleigh – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 24 – Charlotte – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Aug. 27 – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Houston – Reliant Arena


Jill Scott Covers Billboard Magazine

Jill Scott is on the latest issue of Billboard magazine looking gorgeous. This busty soul singer will be releasing her 4th album Light Of The Sun on Tuesday. She’s been on a hiatus from music since her movie roles and television show but she’s ready to make her come back.

On her new vibe she put into this album:

“Free. That’s the word I’ve been using. It’s exciting, because it’s on my own terms. I feel like my eyes are going to bulge out of my head. It’s like starting all over again. Music shouldn’t be a chore or feel like any kind of burden. It’s free and alive. And that’s where I am.”

 

On her unique recording methods this time around:

All I wanted was to choose collaborators who could embody the energy I was going for. Without any pretense, without knowing what I was going to say . . . there was no guidance except for the energy and spirit in the room. I’m a big Salvador Dali fan; he put his blood and everything else he had in his painting. That’s how it is for me. There’s no blood on this record, but there sure is some heart.”

 

On what she’s learned the last few years:

“I’ve missed myself. I’m sassy again, stronger. Now I understand this industry to a certain extent, and know how I work best. Having my son was one of the key factors in me leaving the old label. I need him to see me be as amazing as I can be so he feels fearless. I haven’t arrived at amazing yet. I’m in the process. But I want him to see me grow. I want to get another 30 years out of this amazing life of being an artist.”


Jill Scott Announces "Light Of The Sun" Tour Dates

Now this is someone I would pay quality money to see perform. Jill Scott is back with a new album and upcoming tour. Her Light Of The Sun LP will be hitting a store near you come June 28th. Special guests on the tour include Anthony Hamilton, Mint Condition, and Doug E. Fresh.

The tour kicks off July 28th in the one and only NYC.

July 30: Detroit
July 31: Chicago
Aug. 3: Cleveland
Aug. 4: St. Louis
Aug. 6: Philadelphia
Aug. 7: Washington, DC
Aug. 10: Los Angeles
Aug. 14: Oakland
Aug. 17: Memphis
Aug. 19: Atlanta
Aug. 21: Virginia Beach
Aug. 23: Raleigh
Aug. 24: Charlotte
Aug. 27: Dallas
Aug. 28: Houston

Will you be going to see Jill this summer??!


Jill Scott Announces “Light Of The Sun” Tour Dates

Now this is someone I would pay quality money to see perform. Jill Scott is back with a new album and upcoming tour. Her Light Of The Sun LP will be hitting a store near you come June 28th. Special guests on the tour include Anthony Hamilton, Mint Condition, and Doug E. Fresh.

The tour kicks off July 28th in the one and only NYC.

July 30: Detroit
July 31: Chicago
Aug. 3: Cleveland
Aug. 4: St. Louis
Aug. 6: Philadelphia
Aug. 7: Washington, DC
Aug. 10: Los Angeles
Aug. 14: Oakland
Aug. 17: Memphis
Aug. 19: Atlanta
Aug. 21: Virginia Beach
Aug. 23: Raleigh
Aug. 24: Charlotte
Aug. 27: Dallas
Aug. 28: Houston

Will you be going to see Jill this summer??!


Tracklisting: "The Light of the Sun" Jill Scott

Jill Scott looks GORGEOUS on the album cover The Light of the Sun.  Her fourth album is highly anticipated and comes out June 28th.  She recently dropped the visuals to the funky “Shame” featuring Eve and The A. Group…LOVE!  Other collaborators on the album are Anthony Hamilton, Paul Wall and Dougie Fresh.  Check the tracklisting and “Shame” video below:

1. “Blessed”
2. “So in Love” feat. Anthony Hamilton
3. “Shame” feat. Eve and The A Group
4. “All Cried Out Redux” feat. Doug E. Fresh
5. “Le BOOM Vent Suite”
6. “So Gone (What My Mind Says)” feat. Paul Wall
7. “Hear My Call”
8. “Some Other Time”
9. “Making You Wait”
10. “Until Then (I Imagine)”
11. “Missing You”
12. “When I Wake Up”
13. “Womanifesto”
14. “Rolling Hills”
15. “The Light of the Sun”
16. “Love Soul Bounce” (Bonus)
17. “Quick” (Bonus)
18. “I Love You” (Bonus)