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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jilly from Philly in 'Shame'

Her voice is like linen in the spring.

In “Shame” off of her latest album, Light of The Sun, Jill Scott represents her hometown of Philadelphia, directed by Devin Hampton. The video was shot in the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center, where Scott had attended summer camp and was inspired to begin writing music and poetry.

The track features fellow Philly natives including Eve, Peedi Crack, and Black Thought of the Roots.

Scott and her foundation, Blues Babe Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting college-bound students of color artistically and academically, helped pay for repairs to the Recreation Center because it was expected to close. She paid for a new roof, gym floor and basketball court.

“When I found out it was closing, it just hurt my feelings because kids like me needed a place to go,” Scott told CNN. “We just started to really take care of this facility because we don’t want it to shut down.”

Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=361P_nyxoPw&feature=player_embedded

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