Mello Music Group & QN5 Music Present: “Jackin’ Jill” (a Jill Scott Tribute)
By: Mello Music Group
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 way 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 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.