What’s good, family?! Apologies for the lack of posts but it’s been crazy hectic (but good kind of hectic). I’ll finally be able to do some digital diggin’ for you hopefully over the next few days but in the meantime, let’s put the diggin’ aside and share with you some jackin’ – Jackin’ Jill (as in Jill Scott, that is).
** In 2011 Baltimore emcee Substantial was facing the possibility of cancer. He ended up having preventive surgery and while laid up, decided to start working on a tribute album to Jill Scott, one of his biggest influences. It was his was of staying busy while healing, and at the same time to give people their roses while they could still smell them. The result is a free project Substantial calls “Jackin’ Jill” – a tribute project from built by “Jackin” music from various Jill Scott releases. This collection of reworks and remixes of her work blended by DJ Jav form a cohesive pseudo collaboration focused on life, love & music. Even the cover art was a labor of love, hand drawn by Substantial himself.