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Jaguar Wright

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Jaguar Wright is a soul/R&B vocalist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is part of the collective.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially in the case of fiery Philadelphia chanteuse Jaguar Wright. As notorious for her impassioned, spine-tingling vibrato as she is for her show-stealing performance at Jay-Z’s 1999 MTV Unplugged concert with The Roots, Jaguar is the quintessential maven. Her sophomore album, Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul, is appropriately titled because it not only rids her of the dreaded cloak of the manufactured category [tagneo-soul, but represents her musical and personal emancipation. “I am truly divorcing everything from before to start fresh and new,” says Jaguar, a married mother of two. “The title lets everyone know I’m divorcing the hype to marry the real. I don’t sell anything else but me, or what I believe in or feel. I am finally free to do me, free to do my work.”

As such a profound talent, it’s hard to fathom that the world may never have received Jaguar’s gift of song. Reared in the church, Jaguar’s staunchly religious parents did not initially support their daughter’s dream of becoming a “secular” singer. But the R&B dynamo knew she had tapped into something powerful when she managed to convert the most unlikely of converts - her teacher mom and drug counselor father. “My parents wanted me to take the more traditional route…by becoming a litigator, doctor or a practitioner; a professor or a psychologist,” says Jaguar. “My father hated that I was singing. It drove him insane, and now he is biggest fan because I earned his respect. I proved that this is not a dream, this was not a fantasy— this is my life. Singing was my destiny, even before I was born.”

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  • soulsugah

    Come back to us, Jaguar! I miss you so much.

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • mrsean20

    cool girl

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • soulsugah

    "Free" <3

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • headey

    Such a classy singer, I just wonder why there are so few listeners? I was expecting to see several hundred thousand. And lots more posts than this.

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • MsTasha29

    Grown Music right here.....She don't get her credit. This is real music at it's finest

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • atiredblackman

    absolutely awesome this is the 1st i've heard this & i m very impressed i'm jealous of u good_NES this would definetly b someone i would go c, most def

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • good_NES

    i saw her once live. it was incredible. never saw an artist like her. what she did with her voice- WOW!! she is unique, amazing..i love her

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Blackstarr2012

    Extremely talemted... and FINE

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • wamc

    Lovin' her style!

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • nasiramir

    this is my joint rite here, Love it!!!

    3 Oct 2009 Reply
  • FatsoT

    I wan2 marry this woman

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Vhien

    Hm, Yes...xD Fourth then. Even though she said it would be more of an EP, which is cool. I almost saw her live once @_@ but I was in the wrong city at the time ungh.

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • ticktockclock

    She has three albums already..you must mean a fourth. She's great though. I remember a couple years back when my little heart was broken..she made me feel better. Damn that neosoul shit cause she sings the blues like no other in this decade.

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Vhien

    She has two singles out already. Beautiful is reminiscent of Flower, yet less filial and more romantic in content I'd say. And Surely Shawty is pretty close to bordering the generic club sound, but Jaguar Wright's voice serves as the main distinguishing point.

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Vhien

    She's supposedly working on a third album and a possible live album now. No word on when it may be released though.

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jujuki

    Bon ça

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • dfdfdfr

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTRYT7_HTDY

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Jeanie29

    I need her to put more out. She is too talented to not be out there more. She can stand with some true greats.4real.I like her..

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • kosmoon

    awsome

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
  • rickfelix2000

    Philly Soul

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
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