After a three-year hiatus, Jazmine Sullivan is chronicling her journey back to the spotlight in a new web series called The Making of Jazmine Sullivan’s “Reality Show.”
In the clip, which was posted on her YouTube page, the singer reflects on her past while recording her comeback album.
“I grew up pretty sheltered, I was this young church girl; always off somewhere singing and I had to make my friends at school because I didn’t live on a typical block,” Jazmine says about her upbringing. “All my friends lived in normal row houses and I lived in this big historic mansion in Fairmount Park, which was directly across from the hood. Technically I grew up in the hood, but not at the same time.”
Sullivan adds that her reclusive childhood forced her to become an artist with a great imagination. “Growing up, I always felt like I was missing something by not being able to run the streets at night or have a crush on a boy on the block,” she says.
She explains that her experiences inform her music. “I write for people like me, people that can listen to different genres of music and just appreciate it all,” she says.
Reality Show is due out later this year.
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