Editors’ Notes A poet who ran with the spoken-word crowd, Jill Scott proved her writing skills by helping to pen fellow Philadelphians The Roots’ “You Got Me.” She revisits that plaintive hook and bridge on “The Roots (Interlude),” one of 18 tracks on this stirring debut, which ricochets between soul, hip-hop, and Beat poetry. Scott dazzles with her verbal dexterity and flurry of references: “A Long Walk” incorporates Quran and Bible verses, weed, and “Amazing Grace”; “Love Rain” nods to the sciences. Who is Jill Scott? A force of nature.

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Jilltro
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1:03
 
Do You Remember
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4:43
 
Exclusively
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2:05
 
Gettin' in the Way
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3:56
 
A Long Walk
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4:40
 
I Think It's Better
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1:42
 
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)
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4:45
 
It's Love
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5:54
 
The Way
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4:15
 
Honey Molasses
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2:41
 
Love Rain
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4:12
 
The Roots (Interlude)
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0:57
 
Slowly Surely
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4:35
 
One Is the Magic #
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3:49
 
Watching Me
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3:48
 
Brotha
16
3:27
 
Show Me
17
4:08
 
Try
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4:02
 
Love Rain (Head Nod Mix)
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5:05
 

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