*In the last episode from Spotify”Jemele Hill is indifferent“, singer and actress Jill Scott joined Jemele for a broad and candid conversation about her music career, the fears she has as a black woman raising a black son, and the aspirations she has beyond music and performing.
Jill also reflects on her debut album “Who is Jill Scott?” turning 20 and how the pandemic has forced her to create more balance in her life.
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Key Moments: Jemele Hill Is Indifferent – Episode 148
0:55: Jemele steps in on ESPN’s Rachel Nichols/Maria Taylor story
8:30 p.m.: On his education, wanting to be an English teacher and psychologist before wanting to become a recording artist.
10 p.m.: By meeting Questlove during a poetry reading.
10 p.m.: On the creation of her first album “Who is Jill Scott?”
31:25: Reflecting on the 20th anniversary of “Who is Jill Scott?”
33:15: Discusses the first time she felt famous by being recognized at Macy’s and feeling the anxiety that comes with fame.
36:00: On battling fame – losing friendships and going through tough times with family because of it.
41:00: On how she stays grounded and balances touring, starting a family and enjoying the little things.
53:00: Discusses her fears of raising a black son and having thoughts of potentially leaving the country.
56:00: On his new podcast “J.ill the Podcast”
1:08:30: Discusses his plans to return to touring.
1:10:00: On his Versuz battle with Erykah Badu, and the idea of potentially collaborating in the future.
1:15:00: On her second album “Beautifully Human” and how she created it while struggling with fame and wanting people to dislike the album.
1:17:00 a.m.: Discussing his new “True Voice” wellness app.
1:20:00: Jemele weighs in on the BET Awards and Lil Nas X