SoulBounce Honors 2011’s Woman Of The Year: Jill Scott


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Having closed out 2010 by participating in a landmark ensemble performance of Nina Simone‘s “Four Women” at the Black Girls Rock gala, Jill Scott had tongues wagging from the top of this year. From her recent weight loss to her sexier, more glamorous image, to her newborn son and the engagement that barely was, the people and the press agreed: there was much to discuss.

Coming off a four-year recording hiatus after The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 — the aural equivalent of drunk-dialing your ex to alternately curse, plead, and spitefully (and in gory detail) describe your recent casual hookups — the question on many a mind was “Is she really ready?” You’re allowed one cathartic Here, My Dear moment — but two over the course of four years would turn that concerned good will to fatigued disinterest.
But thankfully, as she made clear in the mid-year promotional blitz of TV and print interviews to promote her upcoming project, she was doing just fine. Sure, she’d had her moments of crushing lows, but not only was she over them, we could expect to hear some great musical moments that they inspired. She was right.

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