Trey Songz is back with not one but two projects to commemorate his 34th birthday.
The Virginia native released his latest albums, 11 and 28, without warning to streaming services early Nov. 28. The projects come with plenty of features, including Ty Dolla $ign, Dave East, Jeremih, Yo Gotti, Jacquees, 2 Chainz, Rich the Kid, Tory Lanez, Swae Lee and others. The first release, 11, contains slow jams in the vein of “Neighbors Know My Name” and “Can’t Be Friends,” while 28 contains club bangers, a la, “Say Aah” and “Bottoms Up.”
Listen to 11 and 28 below.
The birthday release comes one week after Songz dropped his dedication to Jill Scott, “Jill (Sumn Real).” The SoundCloud release samples Scott’s “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)” from her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. The cover art for the song is a screenshot of Scott’s now-famously risqué performance. Listen to the track below.
Jilly from Philly has since responded, saying despite the recent controversy surrounding the video, “Jill (Sumn Real)” is a decent tune.
In the midst of simple minded, affection starved foolishness, this song is actually quite beautiful. https://t.co/e5fuxogAnO
— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) November 20, 2018
The viral moment shocked several of her followers, leading Scott to explain the move via Twitter.
“Hi. I sing/act out all kinds of stories. You should c*m to my shows,” Scott wrote. “After a Jill Scott show, most people get splendidly laid by whoever they came with #iftheydontFitup #stopfrontinusuckd*cktoo They also usually go on 2happier, more productive, focused, wealthy lives.”
Hi. I sing/act out all kinds of stories. You should cum to my shows. After a Jill Scott show, most people get splendidly laid by whoever they came with😁👍🏽🎶🤪🎉 #iftheydontFitup #stopfrontinusuckdicktoo
They also usually go on 2happier, more productive, focused, wealthy lives.
— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) November 13, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.