Last night Jazmine took the Reality Show Tour to San Francisco, CA at the Mezzanine to a sold out crowd. Check out the footage from below and make sure to grab you some tickets to the Reality Show Tour!
After taking to Twitter four years ago to announce her temporary leave from music, Jazmine Sullivan is back in the game like she’s never left. The beautiful chanteuse from Philly has held onto her spot in the R&B world despite her absence — her much hyped-about comeback album, Reality Show, dropped in January, and a few weeks ago she transfixed a sold-out crowd in New Orleans during the first show of her tour. We sat down with Jazmine in a crowded back-room at the House of Blues in New Orleans, to talk about her songwriting, her sound, and why Missy Elliot has been one of her biggest fans since day one. — SOURCE
Do you ever feel like there’s a marketplace for true R&B music lovers without the gimmicks, the hype, and the theatrics?
Yeah. I mean, there are people who love music and who love lyrics, and I think the show tonightproved that. I’ve never been to a show where I felt like the crowd was louder than me [laughs]. They were just singing the music, and they loved the lyrics, and actually the last show I went to that was like that was Frank Ocean’s. I remember thinking, like damn his lyrics are so intricate. How do they even know all the lyrics? But people, when they love music and when they love a song, they learn the lyrics.
You’re a vocal goddess. Can you give us three vocal queens you learned from?
Yes! Kim Burrell [laughs]. And when I was younger, I was really into Karen Clark and the Clark sisters. I loved their blend; they had the best blend. I would say, as far as soul, Aretha. But there’s so many. I’m a sponge, so if I listen to somebody, I try to soak stuff up, so there’s a lot of women I can think of—like Chaka.
Who are your five favorite voices out now?
I love Brandy, Luke James, Lalah Hathaway. She should be my first actually [laughs]. No seriously, I just saw her and I was like, I’m going to get t-shirts that say “Let Lalah Sing.” She’s just the best. She’s the best one. (more…)
Last night the Reality Show Tour landed in Chicago, IL and as expected Miss Sullivan turned it out! Check out a mashup of her performance below and make sure you get tickets to the remaining dates of the tour!(HERE)
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