My Opinions and Recommendations
This lady has an amazing, fresh sound. She was nominated for best new artist of the year. This is one artist who is all about the music, too. You won't see her worried about the fashion and perfect look, because the music is what matters. She even refused to send pictures to record labels until they signed her. This doesn't mean that she isn't beautiful though. Her first album, Who is Jill Scott? had everyone asking that exact question. My favorite songs are A Long Walk, Love Rain and One is the Magic #. I can't wait for her next album to come out.
If you are looking for a calm, chill sound like Jill's try Erykah Badu. Erykah has a similar mood and rhythm. Lauryn Hill is closer to Jill's age, but her songs sometimes have a slightly more rap sound. Both women are full of soul, though. She reminds me of the queen of soul, herself, Aretha Franklin. Her voice has an original sound, and her music does not stick to any preconformed notions, it is very free flowing, and takes a lot of chances. Just like Aretha did in her time.