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September 2nd, 2010

Jazmine Sullivan Skips The Gloss

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Philly R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan just issued a video for her new single “Holdin’ You Down (Goin’ in Circles),” which is from her forthcoming album Love Me Back, out this fall on J Records. The single was produced by Missy Elliott, who, like Jazmine, knows a little something about crafting a hit song. Check out the video above, which features cameos from Missy, Pete Rock, Doug E Fresh, and other hip-hop icons.

Meanwhile, the folks over at NPR’s Pop Off put the spotlight on Jazmine and “Holdin’ You Down” this week as an example of a single that “eschews the technological gloss that so many of today’s pop hits have in favor of the grittier, more distortion-filled production techniques used on R&B and hip-hop songs popular 20 years ago.” You can listen to Maura Johnston and Jay Smooth talk about it right here.

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