Platinum singer-songwriter Jewell, real name Jewell Caples, was signed to Death Row Records from 1992-1996 and was one of the original members of the former Hip-Hop powerhouse label.
Jewell played an integral part of the Death Row dynasty, providing hooks on some of the biggest hit records in Hip-Hop history, from Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride", Snoop Dogg's "Who Am I (Whats My Name)" and "Gin And Juice", and 2Pac's "Thug Passion".
Jewell’s hit single “Woman to Woman”, from the motion picture soundtrack Murder Was The Case, reached #72 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her contributions to legendary albums by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and N.W.A., helped revolutionize a sound in the early ’90s, and quickly established her as one of the most distinctive voices in urban music.
Following the departure of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, the death of 2Pac, and the imprisonment of founder Suge Knight, by the late ’90s, Death Row had lost its momentum. Yet Jewell continued to record and perform, going on to appear on albums by the likes of K-Ci & JoJo, Redman, Benzino and Snoop Dogg again.
In September, YouTube channel The Art of Dialogue, uploaded a video interview with Jewell, discussing her career, working with 2Pac, and her relationship with Suge Knight. The interview received over 1 million views on YouTube in just 3 weeks.
Love+Pain=Muzik, released by new imprint So, Let’s Talk, is for fans of traditional R&B music, with uplifting touches of Gospel. The album includes songs such as "Out In The Rain", "Lies" and "Baby Daddy” featuring Macashelli, with production from Sherrod, Stomp, Char Jones, DJ Lace and former in-house Death Row guitarist/bassist Ricardo "Ricky" Rouse.
Listen below to the new album: