March 10, 2001 |
Performers go on concert tours to stimulate record sales (among other reasons), and maybe it works. R&B singer Jill Scott headlined the Universal Amphitheatre Feb. 22 and, in the sales week ending March 4, her debut album, which is No. 19 nationally, moved back into the Southern California Top 10.
December 8, 2001 |
Jill Scott's 2000 album was one of the most promising debuts in ages--a work filled with the testimony and conviction of classic R&B that established her as a leader in the new, female-led brigade of neo-soul artists. The songs were richly crafted looks at the sweet and sour edges of relationships that conveyed the cool sophistication of Erykah Badu and the sassy candor of Macy Gray. More than 2 million people bought "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol.
December 5, 2000 |
Who is Jill Scott? That teasing question is posed in the title of her striking debut album, and it was most certainly on the minds of the sold-out crowd on hand Sunday for the Philadelphia singer-songwriter's formal Los Angeles debut at the House of Blues. What was apparent during her 75-minute performance, which opened a three-night engagement at the club, is that Scott is a valuable and legitimate new star, with all the charisma, confidence and talent implied by the term.
December 17, 2000 |
In a former life, not so long ago, Jill Scott piped up with a radical notion. Briefly stumped by a high school student-teaching assignment in North Philadelphia, she sketched a plan in broad strokes to colleagues and friends. "I wanted to put color on the walls and floors. It was ugly and gray in there." Who, asked Scott, feels like learning in that kind of place? They told her she was young and idealistic. After a while that thinking felt old and defeatist. So she took her plan elsewhere.
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January 21, 1992 |
Reigning Mrs. America Jill Scott is being investigated for welfare fraud by the San Diego County Department of Social Services. Scott, 32, who terminated her welfare payments Friday, was under investigation for allegedly cheating the state system. Scott denied through her attorney, Matthew Kremer, that she had deliberately cheated the system. Kremer said Scott applied for welfare shortly after filing for divorce from George E. Scott in July.
August 3, 2000
Jurassic 5, "Quality Control," Interscope. The rap sextet favors lighthearted, gun-free stories of life in Los Angeles. On its debut, Jurassic takes a decidedly fresh route with its lyrics and its music. (Soren Baker) Wiskey Biscuit, "Santa Ana River Delta Blues," Shipwrecords.com. This L.A. band has created an intriguing blend of Stones-y swagger, '60s country-rock, early punk and post-punk. More than your basic garage-rock. (Natalie Nichols) Jill Scott, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol.