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Jill Scott Lands Distribution Deal With Warber Bros. Records; Talks 4th Album

Over 10 years in the music business and Jill Scott is still embarking on new and lucrative business endeavors. After over 4 million records sold and numerous awards across music and film over the past decade, the three-time Grammy Award winning singer/actress has announced her fresh distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records. The unique relationship with the major label catapults the Jill Scott brand into the next phase of her career, ensuring future accolades and longevity. Jill’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, The Light Of The Sun will be released later this year.

 Jill gave a highly enthused comment by saying “I’ve always looked to empower my fans through my message of love, independence and strength,” she also adds “A lot has gone on in my life since my last album, so I’m extremely excited to share the new music with all of the people that have supported me these past ten plus years. This album is very revealing, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

 Jill Scott's business partner Shawn Gee (Sports & Entertainment Financial Group) commented on the star's deal by saying “As the music industry evolves, the relationship between artist, management and label is constantly changing. Foregoing the traditional formula and strategically creating a true partnership amongst us all, I have to commend Warner Bros. for recognizing Jill’s worldwide brand and acting on it.”

 Warner Bros. Records CEO Todd Moscowitz gives their take on the reason behind the partnership with this quote: “Jill Scott is a masterful performer with a proven artistry across film, TV and music. We are thrilled at the prospects with this partnership and eager to steward the next phase of this uber-talented artist’s career.”

 Jill Scott is currently in the studio putting the final touches on The Light Of The Sun, and also coming off of a widely successful 20-city tour with another memeber of the "Grammy Family", singer Maxwell. She'll be hitting the stage at the Essence Music Festival alongside Kanye West and Mary J. Blige during the July 4th weekend. Yo Charlie Sheen, this is what #Winning really means!

 

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According to a recent post on Megan Thee Stallion's Instagram account, her mother, Holly Thomas, has passed away.

The rapper revealed the news of her mother's death in an Instagram post on Friday (March 22), publishing a photo of herself with "the strongest woman on the planet."

"The best mom in the whole world," she wrote. "...I can't even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama."

The best mom in the whole world. The strongest woman on the planet. I can’t even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama

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A new bill has been approved by the Florida House committee that would allow the arming of teachers in classrooms.

The Sun-Sentinel reports the bill, gives educators the option to carry weapons on school grounds. The legislation was made following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. It also indicates that educators must have the approval of the school board before carrying a weapon school grounds.

For the teachers who volunteer, they are required to pass a psychological test as well as a drug test, participate in 144 hours of firearms training, and hold a valid concealed weapon permit.

The law was passed on Thursday (March 21) and advocates of the legislation believe that it would work to make the school safer while critics of the law have rejected it and do not feel as though teachers should play the role of law enforcement personnel in these schools. The main proponent for the legislation, as the Sun-Sentinel reported, Republican Rep. Jennifer Sullivan of Eustis advocated strongly for the law.

"The more people that are there to defend students, to defend other teachers, the better. If a teacher does not want to go through the program, I don't want them to go through the program." On the other side of the spectrum, Democratic Rep. Susan Valdes of Tampa had this to say, "teachers want to teach children and broaden children's minds. If they wanted to be a cop, they would have gone to the police academy and become a cop."

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Watch the music video for "7AM" above.

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