Jussie Smollett turns up on new album, ‘Sum of My Music’

Jussie Smollett at DC Emancipation Day Concert April 14 2018
Photo Credit: Andrea “Aunni” Young

R&B singer and songwriter Jussie Smollett recently performed at Washington, D.C.’s Emancipation Day concert at Freedom Plaza. Smollett, a four-time NAACP Image Award winner, is known for his musically liberating character Jamal on Fox TV’s “Empire.” In addition, Smollett released a new album, Sum of My Music, that turns up with contemplative lyrics that focus on the honesty and complexity of relationships. As a result, he brings a fresh level of consciousness about heartache, hurt, pain, lovin’, and making it last forever. Especially relevant are Smollett’s vocals filling the air with fluid syncopation, showing off effortless and ultra smooth tones in songs like “Smile” and “Catch Your Eye (featuring Swizz Beatz).”

Furthermore, when Smollett croons, fans will go to a sexy mind space while listening to other hits like “Staycation.” Their spirits will soar on a journey of love, liberation and freedom. Sum of My Music is straight up sexy, and so is Smollett. Finally, his songs will make fans melt, dance, and fall in love, over and over again.

“I love rolling out!”Jussie Smollett said in an interview.

Read his thoughts on his new album below.

Can you tell us more about your new album Sum of My Music?
Sum of My Music is all about love; it’s about leadership; it’s about ownership. Lyrically, it’s about everything that has to do with love: the good, the bad, the ugly, the jealousy… everything.

You have some deep and sexy songs, like “Insecurities”, “Hurt People” and “Don’t Go.”
Yes! I hope you like “Ha Ha (I Love You).”

What’s going on with the show “Empire.” Is this the last season?
No. You know we ain’t going nowhere. We’ve got a Season 5, love!

Check out Smollett’s new album, Sum of My Music, because he’s super talented, and on top of the world with this one.


Aunni is an inspirational television personality, journalist, style columnist and fashion & beauty expert. For more than 8 years, Aunni has written high profile social, fashion, political and entertainment news stories. She is a fashion designer, professional model, and STEM consultant. Aunni holds an MBA in Marketing from Capella University and a BS in Industrial Engineering, cum laude, from North Carolina A&T State University. Aunni is also an MFA in Fashion Design candidate at the Academy of Art University.

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