Showing posts with label jazmine sullivan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jazmine sullivan. Show all posts

Friday 10 November 2017

[MUSIC VIDEO] Jazmine Sullivan X Bryson Tiller - Insecure

Post by: Montrez Rambo

"I'm a lady not a slave... you my n*gga not my master, I'll escape"...

Jazmine Sullivan is really coming into her own with the lyrics in new collaboration Insecure. Bryson is also on the song but we're gonna politely ignore him because... yeah, we just are.

Thursday 7 April 2016

Jazmine Sullivan Continues to Show up your Favourites With "Masterpiece" @ Black Girls Rock

With Black Girls Rock message being one of celebratory empowerment, Jazmine Sulivan's choice to perform the uplifting Masterpiece at the show was a master stroke.

With that magnificent voice out in full force, she, and the dancers, sold the song so convincingly that even cynical old me felt better for watching it. But aside from the feels, the consistency running throughout the range was crazy. Even in her head voice, that beautiful husky timbre was representing and I was loving it! #Teamhusky... ;)

Monday 9 March 2015

[Duelling Divas] Which Diva Sang "Resentment" Best?

I sorta feel like I've written about Resentment somewhere before. How else would it be that I was vaguely aware that it had been recorded by three Divas- Beyonce, Jazmine Sullivan and Victoria Beckham- before today?

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Jazmine Sullivan Drops Instagram Anthem With "Mascarra"

There is a word I could have used in place of Instagram in the title. It starts with "T" and Beyonce uses it in the remix of Flawless. But I refuse to. I'm too old, and definitely not hip enough to utter it- even in print. Still, this song sums up a segment of society- who are regularly on Insta- using their "assets" to get those bills paid.

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Did Jazmine Sullivan Do Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' Justice? Listen And Find Out!

Finally, the release date for Jazmine Sullivan's third album, Reality Show, is within reach! Due to hit the shelves on the 13th of this month, the Diva joined Vibe magazine to give us a little taster of what to expect from those powerful pipes with a Whitney Houston cover.

The big takeaway from this was the control Jazzer has. This isn't a new revelation- we know she is a technical and emotive singer- but it's still a marvel to see a voice under such tight lock.

Watch how this Philadelphia-based Diva handles the epic I Have Nothing below.

Monday 12 May 2014

[New Music] Jazmine Sullivan - "Dumb"

Quite a few of us have been waiting for Ms. Jazmine Sullivan to make her return. Well today marks that day as the Diva drops new song, Dumb.

Monday 11 March 2013

[Vocal Profile/ Range] Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan

Vocal Type: Lyric-Mezzo Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves 2 notes and a semitone (A2-C#6)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: A dark warm, rich, delicate and characterful voice that is best used at small to medium volumes. The voice has solid agility in all registers and is well connected between A2-G#5.
Tessitura: Eb4-Eb5

The lower register is where the voice shines most, being able to project below C3. The lower register is dark and dense -some may call it androgynous- and can carry rich support down to Bb2, live and A2 in the studio.

The lower middle register carries the same darkness, density and richness of the lower register, as can be heard on song such as If you Dare, Veins and Fear. It can be lightened significantly, hear Brand New. As we near the first passagio (Above E4), the voice brightens significantly, losing much of its density but maintaining its richness and, to an extent, some of the darkness. The lower middle also can be projected into a solid mid-belt that begins to bloom in size at E4/F4. It is evident in Stupid Girls during the second verse. The lower middle begins to pick up volume around G4 as demoed in the belts of #Hoodlove, the sustained A#4 belts in Stupid Girls, and the B4s in If You Dare. The lower middle also can be wielded at smaller volumes, in a "half-voice" as heard in Masterpiece, and Brand New.

The upper middle is bright, rich in color but fragile. The voice can carry a medium volume with effort but access the upper middle via the mask. Lately, her belts have been placed slightly higher and accessed by a more relaxed form of mixing to achieve more resonance. The sound is solid up to D5 before the voice becomes stringy around the middle passagio. The voice loses size above E5 and the belts from D#5 and above become slightly coarse. As in her lower middle, she has shown great ease singing in "Half Voice" in the upper middle as can be heard in the E5s in Brand New, the D#5s and E5 in Let It Burn.

The upper register is seldom accessed but Jazmine has reached C#6 in the studio, sustained a A#5 in the studio and sung up to G#5 live. The highest belted note was a G#5 in the song Masterpiece was was accessed by a head dominated mix. The upper register is coordinated well but does not retain the quality of the lower middle or upper middle. The true head voice of Jazmine is warm, thick and retains the delicate nature of the voice as a whole.

Vocal Negatives:At times the phrasing in the upper middle can be muddy [#Hoodlove]. The voice can sound fragile when pushed around the middle passagio (E5s, F#5s and G#5 in Masterpiece, The F5 in #Hoodlove.)

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Top Five Criminally Ignored Diva Albums of 2010:

This list has been a long time coming- yes I'm aware its practically 2012- but it's only now that I've found the time to finish this post. So FINALLY I present to you a list of my 5 most unappreciated Diva albums of 2010!

Honourable mention: 

Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas II You: Mariah Carey just scraped into the list with the December release of her second Christmas album Merry II Christmas. This album heralded, for me, the true return of "The Voice", the same voice that the Emancipation album promised but only kind of delivered.

Glorious voice, a return of the vibrato, stunning live instrumentation, the birth of new Christmas classics in the form of When Christmas Comes and Christmas Time is in the Air, and to top it all off a duet with Mariah's opera singing mother, Patricia Carey meant that this album deserved an honourable mention on the list! Please God, let the next Mariah Carey secular album use this one as a reference point vocally.