38. WHO IS JILL SCOTT? WORDS AND SOUNDS VOL. 1 (2000)
Artist: Jill Scott
Production: Dre & Vidal, James Poyser, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer
Acclaim: Jilly’s debut was a love supreme; her classically-trained chords climbed skies, burrowed the earth, and even spat spoken word.
Peak moment: The poetry and vocal performance on “He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)” separates Jill from her contemporaries.