Soon, neo-soul singer Jill Scott won’t just be known for her vocal chops. The Philadelphia-based newlywed has been spending her spare time penning articles for magazines and newspapers.
She has written a cover story on hip-hop artist Common for the One World’s fall fashion issue. She’s interviewed fellow Philadelphia-bred artist Patti LaBelle for Philadelphia Magazine. And she has written a poem on American porches for the August issue of Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine.
Scott recently discussed her pursuit of journalism. “Currently, I’m writing for magazines. I have a cover of One World. I wrote an article with Common. And I’ve been working with the New York Times, and let’s see, I’m trying to remember all the magazines. O magazine, and of course, all of the Philadelphia newspapers. Philadelphia Weekly, the Tribune. I just write for a living. For sanity’s sake, I write.”
Scott has also been tapped as a co-host for this year’s Lady Of Soul Awards.
Scott’s platinum and critically acclaimed 2000 debut Who Is Jill Scott?: Words & Sounds, Vol. 1 earned her a best new artist nomination.
— Billy Johnson Jr., Los Angeles – Launch.com