"Soul music is about longevity and reaching and touching people on a human level - and that's never going to get lost." - Jill Scott .
Soul music often combines poetry with a unique, meaningful melody. Jill Scott, actress, poet, and renowned jazz singer, uses her art to talk about Blackness, self love, and liberation in her album Beautifully Human. These same concepts are explored by contemporary poet, Gregory Pardlo, in his Pulitzer-prize winning collection, Digest. “From Epicurus to Sam Cooke, the Daily News to Roots, Digest draws from the present and the past to form an intellectual, American identity.” You can pick up a copy in our main stacks [PS3616.A737 A6]. #lmu #bookstagram #poetry #music #missjillscott #sayyestothis #soul #neosoul (Rec by @dearchristiana)