( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Love + Pain = Muzik By R&B Songstress And Former First Lady Of Death Row Records Jewell Is Available Now Worldwide
ENSPIRE Contributor: Aricka Croxton
Platinum singer-songwriter Jewell, real name Jewell Caples, was signed to Death Row Records from 1992-1996. She 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. These include Dr. Dre’s “Let Me Ride,” Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I (What’s 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. It 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. Nevertheless, Jewell continued to record and perform, appearing 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 three 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.
Stream and download the album here.
Listen to the lead album track, “Out In The Rain,” on Youtube.