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An New Video Shows The Rise Of The Soulquarians & Why Things Fell Apart

During the week of special engagements leading up to last Sunday's Grammy Awards, The Roots held a four-day residency at The Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. During the day, the three-time Grammy-winners programmed events that included the first live taping of Questlove Supreme with guest Common, as well as a Black... Read more

Tank & The Bangas Combine The Soul Of Jill Scott With The Chemistry Of Run-D.M.C. (Video)

New Orleans, Louisiana has been a musical hot-bed for as long as it's been a cultural destination. This melting pot made Jazz an institution, and took that same free-form musicality and threaded it through Funk, Soul, and Bounce. From Louis Armstrong to Fats Domino, Juvenile to Jay Electronica, this soul... Read more

Dave Chappelle, De La Soul & More Celebrate the Obamas With a “Block Party” at the White House (Video)

Earlier this year, Dave Chappelle's Block Party celebrated its tenth anniversary, a milestone which allowed fans to reflect back on the film and its place in Hip-Hop history. A similar history was just made on Saturday Night Live, where the most recent episode sported Chappelle as host and A Tribe... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Serves Up an Oral History of “Food & Liquor” 10 Years Later (Audio)

For Lupe Fiasco fans, September 19, 2006 marked the arrival of one of the best debut albums from an MC in the 21st century. With Food & Liquor, the Chicago, Illinois storyteller was extending a discography he'd launched a year prior with his Fahrenheit 1/15 Part I: The Truth Is... Read more

Jill Scott Sings A Powerful Song of Hope For All Who Have Had A Broken Heart (Video)

Now crowned the "Lady Of Soul," Jill Scott had an opportune time to bring out another single from 2015's Woman. In an album that deals with all the seasons of interpersonal relationships, "Back Together" is a note of reconciliation. The video combines a dramatic storyline with ballet. The Complexions Contemporary... Read more

Jill Scott Is Crowned The Lady Of Soul & This Speech Captures Her Essence (Video)

At last night's 2015 Soul Train Awards (November 29), Jill Scott received the first-ever "Lady Of Soul" honors. The North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native released her fifth studio album, Woman, earlier this year, and received a #1 spot on the charts. Accepting the honors following more than 15 years building her... Read more

Jill Scott’s In Concert Rendition Of Strange Fruit Echoes Through The Eras (Video)

Recently, A&E aired Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The televised concert featured Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Sting, John Legend, and Bruce Springsteen, among others. In that special, Jill Scott performed a cover of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit." A standard of modern music, Jill Scott's... Read more

It’s Official. Dr. Dre’s First Album in 16 Years Will Be Released Friday.

As we reported earlier today, Dr. Dre announced the release of his first album since 1999's 2001 today on his The Pharmacy show on Apple Music. The album is titled Compton: The Soundtrack and will hit stores on August 7. He confirmed the album is completely different than the infamous... Read more

Jill Scott Shares Thoughts on Motherhood, Fame & Why Women Are Powerful (Video)

Jill Scott visited the Breakfast Club earlier this morning to help promote her latest album, Woman, which dropped July 24. Released nearly 15 years to the day as her debut Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, it is her first album in 4 years and it's been... Read more

Take a Long Walk Down Memory Lane With Jill Scott as she Revisits Her Debut Album

Earlier this month, the Hip-Hop infused Neo-Soul songstress Jill Scott celebrated the 15th anniversary of her debut album, 2000's Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. With it, she answered her own question, and the album's platinum-selling status suggested that few were left unfamiliar with her name. She... Read more

Jill Scott Gets Closure…and It Does NOT Come With Breakfast (Audio)

Who keeps it realer than Jill Scott? Jilly from Philly releases her latest single from her upcoming Woman album, which hits stores on July 24, and it's another raw and authentic take on relationships. After swearing she won't fall for an ex's tricks again on first single, "Fool's Gold," Jill... Read more

Jill Scott Is Releasing a New Album Next Month And Going On Tour

Jill Scott has set a release date for her next album. Woman will be Scott's fifth studio LP and her first since 2011's The Light of the Sun. The project is set to hit stores on July 24. In addition to announcing the album and revealing the cover art, Jill... Read more

RZA To Direct Film “Coco,” Starring Common & Jill Scott

In the Fall of 1991, RZA (as Prince Rakeem) had a Tommy Boy Records EP, Ooh, I Love You Rakeem, which would prove to be a jumping off point for the Wu-Tang Clan. That same season, a Chicago, Illinois MC named Common Sense appeared in the October, 1991 "Unsigned Hype"... Read more

Ever Been a Sucker for Love? Jill Scott’s Done Chasing Fool’s Gold (Audio)

Jill Scott's new music has a ton of punch to it. Following up March's pained "You Don't Know" video, Jilly From Philly reflects on mistakes with more pep to her step. "Fools Gold" looks back at chasing the wrong situations, even when the writing was on the wall. Moreover, the... Read more

Celebrate the Incomparable Jill Scott’s Birthday With This Mix of Remixes & Covers (Audio)

Happy Birthday to the incomparable Jill Scott who celebrated her born day on April 4th. Since her voice is the gift that keeps on giving, it seemed only right to honor the occasion with her music. Last year, DJ Rahdu put together an amazing mix of remixes and covers by... Read more

Jill Scott Brings Down The House & The Tears In Her Grand Return (Video)

Jill Scott is something special. While the signs of Spring typically conjure up songs about new love, lust, or at least the pursuit—"Jilly from Philly" knows that not all are so lucky. Presumably marching towards her first album since 2011's The Light Of The Sun, the Atlantic/Warner Bros. Records star... Read more

Pharoahe Monch Delivers Some Valentine’s Day Love with a Compilation Album (Audio Stream)

Pharoahe Monch has delivered a Hip-Hop Valentine's Day present in the form of a compilation album. Lost in Translation is a 12-song project featuring all-star contributions from Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Will.I.Am, Justin Timberlake, Phonte and more. According to Pharoahe's Bandcamp page, ""Lost In Translation" is a collection of previously... Read more

The Roots’ Longtime Manager & Producer Rich Nichols Passes Away

With his name in the liners as far back as Illadelph Halflife, producer Richard Nichols was an integral part of The Roots. Producer, executive, and manager, Nichols was never credited as a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hip-Hop band, but was highly involved in their studio work and even transition... Read more

What Do You Get When You Mix SZA & Jill Scott? Divinity (Audio)

Here's the 2nd release of the week from TDE's SZA. It's another moody track and it's infused with the vocals of the one and only Jill Scott. The result? Divinity. Check it out. Related: SZA - Moodring (Audio)... Read more

James Brown Biopic, Get On Up, In Production, Starring Jill Scott & Produced By Mick Jagger (Video)

Along with Tupac Shakur, N.W.A., and Jimi Hendrix, another musical icon has a biopic in the works. James Brown, The Godfather Of Soul, is the subject of a film, according to "The Today Show" (as shared by egotrip). The film, Get On Up, will star Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (10/20/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought Cyphers from TDE, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson, Jon Connor, Rapsody, Rittz and more as well as new videos from Method Man, Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, Yelawolf & Paul Wall, Joey Bada$$ and more. Check it all out below. The BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers The... Read more

Jill Scott’s Star Shines Bright in the Video for Robert Glasper Experiment’s Calls (Video)

Robert Glasper has released a video for Calls, featuring Jill Scott, that is equally gorgeous and complex as the song. Jilly from Philly is the star of the song and the video and she flexes her acting muscle as a damsel in distress. Check it out. Related: Robert Glasper Experiment... Read more

Robert Glasper – Calls ft Jill Scott

There is no other voice like Jill Scott's. Sexy. Sensual. Soft. Strong. Robert Glasper coaxes a vintage performance from her on his latest single, Calls. Press play and let your worries melt away. This is from Glasper's new album Black Radio 2, which will also feature Common, Lupe Fiasco, Anthony... Read more

Jill Scott – Storytellers (Full Video)

Here's the full video for Jill Scott's Vh1 Storytellers. Related: Pharoahe Monch - Still Standing featuring Jill Scott (Video)... Read more

Jill Scott Storytellers Sneak Preview (Video)

Vh1 is doing a Storytellers featuring Jill Scott. If you've ever been fortunate enough to see her live, you know how special this is going to be. If not, get ready. Here's a sneak preview of the Storytellers--a full clip of her performing Blessed. Check it out below. The full... Read more

Jill Scott – Blessed (Video)

Jill Scott is not hip-hop but she's in the family and she's DOPE. Check out the new video for her song Blessed. Related: Pharoahe Monch - Still Standing ft Jill Scott (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jXeXV0vgrtY... Read more

Pharoahe Monch – Still Standing ft Jill Scott (Video)

Still Standing featuring Jill Scott is the latest video from Pharoahe Monch. Check it out.... Read more

Jill Scott – Hear My Call (Video)

Jill Scott is not hip-hop but she has deep hip-hop Roots...and she's a phenomenal talent. Here's her latest video. Check out Hear My Call. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VtapoGukzCA And, here's one of her hip-hop collabos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b5lNKnqp_o... Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie dropped a crushing July 4th mix last year. Here’s part 2…

Click here to listen to and download Summertime 2.  The tracklist is below.  Here's Part 1 if you didn't get it last year. Here's the tracklist: 1 Intro: Summer Breeze 2 Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince: Summertime 3 Smif–n-Wessun: Bucktown 4 Jagged Edge: Where The Party At? 5 R. Kelly:... Read more

This week’s Soul Cooking mix features newer soul…but let’s not call it Neo.

If you dig artists like Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Maxwell, Jill Scott, India.Arie and Lauryn Hill, this one is for you.  Put this one on with the BBQ and let it marinate.... Read more