Jill Scott

Jill Scott Brings Down the House at ‘VH1 Storytellers’

Jill Scott

Jill Scott tore the roof off the Hammerstein Grand Ballroom in New York City during her captivating set for “VH1 Storytellers.” The Philly songstress changed outfits and wigs while acting out different characters to illustrate some of her musical influences. She took on various roles including a “Round the Way Girl,” a bride-to-be, and an intellectual, as she powered through old and new material including “Come See Me,” “Golden,” and “Blessed” off her latest album The Light of the Sun.

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Video: Jill Scott – ‘Blessed’

Jill Scott

Jill Scott counts her blessings in the self-directed video for “Blessed,” a cut off her latest album The Light of the Sun. The soulful songstress finds happiness in her daily life, whether she’s in the studio, at home with her husband and son, or chilling with her girlfriends.

“This record spoke to me as an inspiration for myself and for others to remember to count your personal blessings every day,” said Scott, who will perform on “VH1 Storytellers” on May 21. “The money, cars, trophies can all disappear immediately. It’s about what’s happening in your life like your family, friends, and health.”

Put a smile on your face with Jill’s joyful video.

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Yolanda Adams Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at NAACP Image Awards

Yolanda Adams

Whitney Houston’s presence was felt at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday night. Following a montage of the pop icon’s achievements, Yolanda Adams performed the gospel song “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry.” “We love you, Nip,” said Adams, in reference to the singer’s childhood nickname.

Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo honored George Lucas by dueting on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” while the filmmaker sang along in the audience.

Looking regal in red, Jill Scott had everyone counting their blessings as she performed the uplifting “So Blessed” off her album The Light of the Sun.

In the music categories, winners included Diggy Simmons (Outstanding New Artist), Cee Lo Green (Outstanding Male Artist), Jill Scott (Outstanding Female Artist), and Jennifer Hudson (Outstanding Album, Outstanding Music Video).

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New Music: Young Jeezy f/ Jill Scott – ‘Trapped’

Young Jeezy and Jill Scott

Young Jeezy looks for an escape on the dark “Trapped,” his collaboration with Jill Scott. The survivors’ anthem, produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, appears on his fourth album TM103: Hustlerz Ambition, available Tuesday.

“The record with Jill Scott basically sums up my life in one song,” Jeezy told Rap-Up.com. “It’s basically saying I had humble beginnings, but where I came from, I feel like there was no way out. Everywhere I looked, everywhere I turned it was just hurdles and mountains and hills and it was like, ‘How the fuck do I get outta here?’ or ‘How do I better myself?’”

He hopes the song will provide inspiration to those who feel that there’s no way out. “I just think that should be your theme song because sometimes you do feel trapped, but you gotta know that there’s always a way out of a trap,” he explained. “Even bears get out of them motherfuckers. You gotta just believe in you and just push harder.”

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Young Jeezy Moves Mountains on Jill Scott Collaboration

Young Jeezy and Jill Scott

With two weeks to go before his long-awaited album TM103: Hustlerz Ambition drops, Young Jeezy breaks down one of the more unexpected collaborations with Jill Scott, which he describes as a survivors’ anthem.

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Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, & Erykah Badu Celebrate Women at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Mary J. Blige

Music’s biggest voices saluted black women in business, politics, entertainment, sports, and community service at BET’s second annual “Black Girls Rock!” event, honoring Angela Davis, Shirley Caesar, Taraji P. Henson, Tatyana Ali, and more.

Erykah Badu kicked off the festivities by beat-boxing and adding her own instrumentation to “Appletree.” Melanie Fiona showed off her powerful pipes with her new song “This Time,” newcomer Elle Varner stepped into the spotlight with “Only Wanna Give It to You,” and Estelle said “Thank You” with her Akon-penned single.

Soul diva Jill Scott delivered a spoken word performance of “Womanifesto” and empowered her fellow ladies with “Hate on Me.” And Mary J. Blige closed out the inspiring evening with “Just Fine” and “My Life.”

Get lifted with the ladies of R&B by watching the performances below.

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Video: Jill Scott f/ Paul Wall – ‘So Gone (What My Mind Says)’

Paul Wall and Jill Scott

Jill Scott is looking for a quick fix in the sensual video for “So Gone (What My Mind Says),” the latest single off her fourth album Light of the Sun. The Philly songstress enlists the adult services of Diamond Chip Dick, played by Paul Wall, when she’s feeling lonely.

“It’s a song about a girl who is being celibate because she’s respecting herself and trying to do something completely different. In the meantime, she’s still a boss and she could use a little [sex],” explained Scott. “She gets a phone call from her girlfriend who says, ‘Why don’t you call Diamond Chip Dick?’ Diamond Chip Dick is a service where they come and please you and take the trash out when they leave. But it’s too good. She’s gotten Dickmatized. Paul Wall plays the gentleman from the Diamond Chip Dick company. He basically says what he does that’s got her sprung.”

Scott will join Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, and more at “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul,” airing December 19.

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