During my interview with Jill Scott, she impressed me as a woman who can’t be reduced to a soundbite. Jill Scott gives a thoughtful, considered answer to every question you ask her. Excerpting one sentence or snipping a quote won’t work. When Jill responds to a question, there’s nothing flippant or offhanded about it.
When I first posted about this interview, I only shared a tidbit of Jill Scott’s wisdom, because I was waiting to unveil it all in time for her new album to drop. It was released on Tuesday (but as you know that was a crazy day for me)!
I had a chance to give some of her new songs a listen, and I LOVE what I’ve heard. Light Of The Sun is an instant classic IMO. The flow of the album is confessional and close. Honest. Raw. So real. Like Jill told me in our interview, “It’s grittier music because I’m stronger than I was before so I feel a certain level of power in my being.”
In my interview with Jill, we spoke about life and being a mother, natural hair and her physical transformation, and her new feelings about social media. I can’t lie, for much of the conversation I was listening in awe and just thanking God for blessing me with this interview. Yes. I’m an unabashed fan.
I didn’t want to chop Jill’s interview up into soundbites. So I found a brand new video intern, Britney Empty, to bring the interview to life! Britney ROCKS!
In part 1 we discuss her morning routine with her son, and balancing life, career, and motherhood.
In part 2 we discuss natural hair, healthy living, and her evolution as a beauty icon.
And in part 3 we discuss Twitter, Facebook, and her new album, Light Of The Sun.
This goes on my list of the top 5 favorite interviews, ever! And I’m loving Light Of The Sun. Click here to listen if you haven’t yet heard it, and click here to buy the album. To join Jill Scott’s “love circle,” click here to follow her on Facebook, and click here to follow her on Twitter.
What are your thoughts, bellas? Did you like the interview? Are you treating yourself to Jill Scott’s new music?