Afrobella Interviews Jill Scott — Wisdom, Wit, and Light Of The Sun

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.

Jill Scott interview

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.

Click here to get yourself a copy of Jill’s latest awesomeness.

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?

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  1. I cannot wait to check the interview!! I LOVE Jilly from Philly and I also enjoy reading your site.

  2. Great interview! Thanks for sharing

  3. Got the CD and have plans to enjoy after class tonight ….

    Great interview!!

  4. Temaka Williams says:


  5. Great interview!!!

  6. Loved the interview! She seemed so willing to answer all your questions. Keep doing what you do!

  7. Great interview!!! Jill is wonderful. She dropped so many gems here I’ll be picking them up all day.

  8. warrior11209 says:

    Just listened to the interview – love it. Afobella and Jill Scott 2 of my favorites. Got the cd and I am playing it again and again and again in the car.
    Thanks Afrobella for the great interview

  9. shethinksoften says:

    Great interview! And I cannot stop listening to the CD. It is lovely…

  10. What a wonderful interview and the many wonderful pictures of Jill! You asked many questions that I’ve personally wanted to know. Great job!

  11. Dad and Mom says:

    Great stuff. It keeps getting better and better.
    Keep it up.

  12. Lovely interview!

  13. I have just published my first blog post about your lipglass. I’ve told you before on Twitter, but this is THE BEST lipglass I’ve ever worn. I love how it wears to a beautiful shiny plum stain. It looks great from when you put it on to when you take it off. I’m shouting from the rooftops, if you only take one lipglass to the proverbial deserted island, THIS IS THE ONE!!! I suspect you made it just for me. Indeed, this is the best lipglass I’ve ever used and I’ve used them all.

  14. oh snap, I left my comment on the wrong page? how did that happen? sorry!!!

  15. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful in-depth interview… I pre-order my CD because I knew it was going to be awesome and I was right… it is a classic and I can’t stop listening since I got it…. Love Love Love me some Jill Scott

  16. I was truly blessed by the interview with Jill. You truly captured her as a black woman who has overcome objections and truly looks to please herself in life. Total Kuddos to you

  17. Kimberley says:

    Love the interview. Jill sounded really relaxed and she trusted you. Beautiful!

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