“The List” is our exclusive series that highlights select artists and the various, random things that they’re currently into and inspired by. Ranging from all creative facets, this series shall serve as your go-to for all things visionary and artistic.
R&B’s Jazmine Sullivan arguably has the best voice of this generation. The Philly bred singer-songwriter first caught our ears back in 2008 with her Fearlessalbum and has held on to our hearts with her melodious voice ever since.
The music powerhouse recently shared a few of her precious, creative muses and personal favorites with us. Read through Jazmine Sullivan’s list of gems below:
1. Amy (Amy Winehouse documentary)
I learned a lot about Amy, the person, and not just the person that you saw in front of a camera – which was not always depicted favorably. She really was quite charming, and I wish I had known her while she was alive.
2. Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down”
It was heartfelt, soulful and singable. When I heard Salaam Remy’s sample during the recording of my 2nd album Love Me Back, I aspired to write a song using the same recipe and came up with my song, “10 seconds.”
3. “Jazmine Sullivan: Grammy Nods & Getting Her Groove Back”
This article discussed my thoughts about the state of R&B music. I mentioned my concern with the lack of recognition I think R&B music receives today as a genre. After the story was released, a number of spin-off articles surfaced, some of which may have sensationalized what I was saying. Regardless, I’m glad these media outlets wrote about it because it created a conversation among fans, media and industry alike, which I thought needed to be addressed and still needs to be addressed; that R&B music is still suffering as a genre. (more…)