JAZMINE SULLIVAN INTERVIEW
Think back to when you were 11 years old – how did you spend your time? If you’re like most of us, you were mainly occupied with things like doing homework (or making up excuses for your failure to do said homework), and passing notes to grade school crushes. R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan, on the other hand, was making her national television debut at Showtime at the Apollo. A child of exceptional musical talent, Jazmine went from performing gospel in her church choir to making television appearances and singing on stage with Stevie Wonder, all before she was old enough to drive.
Fast forward to the year 2008– Jazmine has grown from a precocious child star to an accomplished artist, whose achievements include performing with Jill Scott, Musiq, and Floetry in her native Philadelphia, songwriting credits on Christini Millian’s, “Say I,” background vocals on Missy Elliot’s upcoming album; oh, and a Billboard number one debut single, “Need U Bad,” off her new album Fearless, which dropped last week.
In an exclusive interview with DJBooth’s DJ ”Z,” Jazmine Sullivan steps inside the Booth to talk about her message of empowerment to young female listeners, why both she and her musical output can be considered Fearless, and whether or not her second single, “Bust Your Windows,” is based on a true story.