The Bar Loves Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett)
That just goes without saying.
Some of you remember Jussie Smollett from The Mighty Ducks and On Our Own. Some of you might be familiar with his music. Most of you, by now, recognize him as the unapologetic gay
Some might find his characterization convenient, but this is often a middle child's lot. You have all the strengths and skills your always parents wanted their kids to inherit, but since you're not "the favorite", you simply don't count.
So while discussing Cookie Lyon on the Black Girls Club, I described Jussie Smollett as ethereal. Being so musically gifted on and off-screen, he seemed like a being from another world. On screen he's not only a master of composition and improvisation, he also has the ability to make other artists sound better
And after this week's episode, I realized the real word I was looking for to describe him: Powerful.
Smollett's vocal style sounds like a flawless fusion of rock and R&B - soulful with an edgy hint of gravel. His harmonies are reminiscent of Michael Jackson's, and his stage presence is both commanding and mesmerizing. To see Jussie Smollett portray this gay black man who projects so much power is just inspiring as hell.
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