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Rare Gem: The Roots “You Got Me” featuring Jill Scott & Eve (Original Version)

It’s a little known fact that then emerging neo-soul artist Jill Scott was originally featured on The Roots hit song “You Got Me” and was eventually replaced by Erykah Badu. The song was featured as a single The Roots 1999 album “Things Fall Apart” and co-written by Jill. As the story goes, The Roots label MCA Records wanted a more high profile act on the song, and that’s how Erykah got the final version. It made sense, because back in 1999 Jill Scott had not released her debut album and was still not well known. You can hear the live version of the song here, recorded during a time when Jill went on the road with the band for their tour.

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