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The Light of the Sun

The Light of the SunThe street-wise Philly ? soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She ? traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO's The No....The Light of the SunR&BThe street-wise Philly ? soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She ? traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO's The No....2011-06-15
Jill Scott | JILL OF ALL TRADES Scott both acts and sings

JILL OF ALL TRADES Scott both acts and sings

B+

The Light of the Sun

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Jill Scott; Music Label: Warner Bros.

The street-wise Philly ? soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She ? traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO’s The No. 1 ? Ladies’ Detective Agency.) Here, though, she returns to R&B like she never left: With its earnest introspection and earthy ? textures — not to mention guest spots by Eve and Anthony Hamilton — The Light of the Sun has a distinctly early-aughties vibe, recalling an era when tempos were slower and voices less Auto-Tuney. It’s a welcome flashback. B+

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