Jill Scott – “Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1” (2000)
With a dash of jazz, a pinch of hip-hop and a couple of splashes of R&B and poetry, Jill Scott combined all the perfect ingredients for an incredible debut album. The Philly native’s spoken word elevated the meaning of her commanding lyrics – “You better back down before you get smacked down you better chill” on “Gettin’ In The Way.” The live instruments and smooth transition from track-to-track makes her debut offering a solid listen.