Everyone’s favorite Philly songstress, Jill Scott, recently shot the video for her new single “Shame.” The three-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter began shooting the video to her highly anticipated fourth album, âThe Light Of The Sun’ this week. The music, laughter, and dancing children filled the Philadelphia Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center.
The new album, set to release late this year, will feature a mix of musical influences ranging from hip-hop to blues. This album symbolizes the rebirth of the neo-soul siren, whose last album âThe Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3′ was released back in 2007.
Scott proclaims, “I really wanted to go back to my original state. I love hip-hop, and I was born to it,” she goes on to say, “I needed to come back to it, it’s been awhile, and I’m in a new environment.”
A new environment indeed; Jilly from Philly has had an explosive hiatus as she signed with major recording label, Warner Bros. Records, who represent iconic singers like Madonna and Seal. In addition to selling millions of records from her last album, the success of Tyler Perry’s âWhy Did I Get Married’ and its sequel alongside appearing in the HBO series âThe No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency’, Scott has been keeping quite busy.
More important to Scott than the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, is staying rooted in her community. She does this through her Blues Babe Foundation, which sets to assist minority college-bound students artistically and academically. Scott even went as far as to step in when she heard the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center near where she grew up was next to be torn down by the city of Philadelphia.
“When I found out it was closing, it just hurt my feelings because kids like me needed a place to go,” she says. “We just started to really take care of this facility because we don’t want it to shut down.”
This was the same rec center where Scott began writing poetry and music as a child. “Every community needs a rec center,” says Scott. “I put a lot of my love and my heart here.”
Scott is one of many artists that take an active interest in the welfare of their community. Stardom has never changed the songstress as she maintains her identity as the girl from North Philly â proud of where she grew up. “You still have to come back,” she said. “Where you come from, you take care of that place. Everybody is supposed to be a part of their own community.”
It is inspiring to see Scott paying homage to the place where her love affair with music began in her new video.
Watch the behind the scenes of “Shame” HERE.
Jill Scott, the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress known for her soulful voice and captivating stage presence is back at it! She recently returned to her roots on the set of a new movie called ‘Shame’. Fans around the world are eager to learn more about what this project has in store for them. In this article we will explore how Jill Scott returns to her roots with Shame and why fans should be excited for its release.
The multi-talented artist first started making waves in 2000 when she released her debut album Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1 which received critical acclaim from both fans and critics alike. From there, she starred in several films such as Hounddog and Why Did I Get Married?, solidifying herself as an actor too. Now, after almost two decades later, she’s returning to her roots by starring in Shame alongside Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie and Anna Paquin – all highly talented actors who have worked together before on other projects.
This film marks a special milestone for Jill Scott since not only does she get to work with some of Hollywood’s most renowned stars but also because it brings her full circle; back where she began as an artist years ago. With so much talent behind it, audiences can only expect something truly special when Shame is released soon! We don’t know exactly when yet but one thing is certain – this is definitely going to be worth watching!
Overview Of Jill Scott’s Career
Jill Scott is well-known for her work in soul and R&B music. She has had a long and successful career that spans over two decades, beginning with her debut album Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 in 2000. Since then she has released four additional studio albums, each featuring a unique sound influenced by various genres such as jazz, funk, hip hop, blues, neo soul and gospel.
In addition to her music career, Jill has also ventured into acting with roles in films like Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, Baggage Claim and Steel Magnolias among many others. Her more recent film project was the critically acclaimed Shame starring Michael Fassbender which earned her praise from both critics and fans alike.
For this role, Jill returned to her musical roots playing a character who sings at an open mic night. The part allowed her to combine both of her passions – acting and singing – something that she had not done since 2007 when she played Aretha Franklin in The American Dream TV movie. For this reason alone it was an important moment for Jill’s career as it showcased how versatile she can be across different mediums of entertainment.
Behind The Scenes Of ‘Shame’
While working on the set of Shame, Jill was surrounded by an incredible cast and crew who helped bring her character to life. The production team did their best to create a realistic atmosphere for the film, even going as far as holding open mic nights at locations across New York City. This allowed them to capture genuine performances from real-life singers which gave the scenes an added level of authenticity.
Jill herself had no trouble getting into character thanks to her long career in music. As she stepped onto the stage each night during filming, it felt like coming home for her and allowed her to draw upon all of her years of experience performing live. She sang with passion and emotion, delivering powerful renditions that captivated audiences both on screen and off.
The end result was something truly special – a heartfelt performance that showcased not only Jill’s talent but also the hard work put in by everyone involved in making the movie come alive. Her role in Shame is sure to be remembered as one of her finest acting moments yet.
In conclusion, Jill Scott’s return to her roots on the set of ‘Shame’ is a testament to her talent and resilience. From humble beginnings as an artist performing in small clubs to becoming one of R&B music’s most recognizable faces, she has used her platform to advocate for social justice issues and bring awareness to racial inequality. This time around, Scott was able to take control of her own narrative by playing a complex character who represents strength amid struggle. She also served as an executive producer on the film, giving her insight into the creative process. Her work on this project proves that even if you have achieved success in your career, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go back to basics every once in awhile. With all these accomplishments under her belt, there’s no telling what else Scott will achieve in years to come!
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