New Song: Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Holding You Down’

Published: Wednesday 30th Jun 2010 by Sam

Soulful songstress Jazmine Sullivan is back. Following on the success of her critically acclaimed ‘Fearless’ LP, the 23 year old is set to release her hotly anticipated sophomore album within the next few months. Meanwhile, the record’s lead single ‘Holding You Down’, has surfaced.

Produced by Missy Elliott, the track manages to fuse an Old Skool sound, with a Hip-Hop-esque grittiness, both of which are complimented  by Sullivan’s butter-smooth vocals.

True to the sound the J Records star established on her debut, ‘Holding You Down’ looks set to resonate not only with her existing fans, yet also those who’ve yet to grant her an open ear.

A Hit…

Take a listen below…

Hit or Miss?

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  1. hihihihi IS A SOON TO BE GOAT June 30, 2010

    I LOVE JAZJAZ BUT HER VOCALS AREN SMOOTH BUTTER HOW F****** DUMB LMAO

    THEY ARE STRONG AND RASPY

    LOSA

    AND YALL ARE ONE DAY LATE

    EVERY BLOG POSTED IT YESTERDAY. #FAIL2010

    STOP BEIN ALL UP IN RIHANNAS P**** AND LICKING EVERY BIT OF IT THEN YALL WOULD BE FASTER

  2. antertain June 30, 2010

    Better late than never and it’s the 1st i’m hearing it so THANKS for posting anyway TGJ…

    I’m not sure this is a single
    Sound like a buzz track to me. Love the swagga on it!!

    Be cool to have a buzz video 4it…

    Good Job Jaz

  3. ADE June 30, 2010

    I love it

  4. bjksolo June 30, 2010

    I LUV JAZMINE SULLIVAN!!!!!!!!!!
    ========================================
    CIARA- BASIC INSTINCT IN STORES AUGUST 24TH!!!!!!!!!!

  5. CJordN June 30, 2010

    I like it, but not the makings of a lead single.

  6. ~Team Weezy~ June 30, 2010

    I LOVE HER! She has an amazing voice! I like the song, but I don’t think it’s single material! Anyway, I’m glad she is back and I’ll definitely be getting this album! YAS!

  7. pookie June 30, 2010

    Jazmine sounds great but Missy’s production is way too busy for anyone to actually focus
    It really doesn’t work….and that’s Missy’s fault because Jazmine’s vocals are great
    And do we all agree that Missy should stop yelling on other people’s records?
    I love Missy and have every album but those ad libs on other people’s tracks are dreadful!!!

  8. mesouth June 30, 2010

    I secondo Pookie. I luv missy and I am a huge supporter of her but she needs to stop yellin on other’s pleople music especially when the song is intended to be a single and she does not want to appear on the video (see trina’s no panties).

    Btw I like the song both production and beat. it’s Missy and Jaz!!!!

  9. CrackIsWack June 30, 2010

    A hit? REALLY? On what planet? Cute song, but i wouldn’t bet a dime on this being “a hit.”

  10. khalil1911 June 30, 2010

    I like the song….sounds a little vintage though with the intro flow like Mary J Blige’s “Be Happy” and the beat sample from Mya’s & Jay-Z “Best of Me” Jasmine sure did deliver a nice cut. Now again I like the song, but I am more of a fan of original music. But I do think its hot how a person can sample others music and make it a hot song. Notice I said a hot song and not better. But that a Philly chick so I know Jasmine will hold it down.

  11. BENJAMIN June 30, 2010

    I like it, I like the raspiness of it unlike some other people, cause it reminds me of the old Mary. Reminds me of the fuse of Hip Hop and R&B Amerie tried to do with “Why R U.” Because of that, even know I think it sounds amazing, it may not get pass the poppiness of radio.

  12. black June 30, 2010

    Hay…..im loving it

  13. peace June 30, 2010

    i’m loving this song. I am so happy that she is coming back out with music. I love SANGERS!

  14. the teflon don June 30, 2010

    Not taking ANYTHING away from Jasmine, but I really would like to hear Faith Evans or MJB on this track taking it back to real hip-hop soul, not the dance inspired crap ruling the airwaves.

    Pretty decent song. Not as strong a first single as the last album, but it could be a grower. I also agree that i can do w/o Missy’s adlibs.

  15. MR. STILL STANDING June 30, 2010

    This is a great first single. I’m swear NONE of yall felt “Need U Bad” was a good lead single.

  16. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) June 30, 2010

    more old news smh……..

    but I love jaz

    soon as I heard “bust ya windows” I went out and bought the album, which btw is f****** amazing my sweeties.

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  17. Aaron Ankrim June 30, 2010

    The sample is marys Be happy and the mya feat jay z best of me remix as well a sample from Nas’s Album “it was written” from the song Affirmative Action by the firm (az, foxy brown, cormega and nas) hip hop classic

  18. KESH June 30, 2010

    I love her and I loveeeeeeee this song!

  19. Alex June 30, 2010

    AMAZING! Cant wait for this new album 😀

  20. Quin June 30, 2010

    I’m sorry but this isn’t doing it for me. I wouldn’t stop if i heard this on the radio and wouldn’t be excited to see the vid or buy the album. Love Jaz but..nah.

  21. MR. STILL STANDING June 30, 2010

    So because this ain’t no pop smash, it’s not lead single material. I commend Jaheim, Fantasia, Dondria, Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan, Faith Evans, Raheem, Alicia, Maxwell, Trey, Melanie Fiona and Monica for starting to bring R&B back to it’s roots.

  22. Randy June 30, 2010

    @ Mr Still Standing – Dondria as in Phatfat? Where is she now haven’t heard anything from her in ages, well haven’t been checking in ages though…

  23. TOP NOTCH DIVA July 1, 2010

    I was wondering what happened to her! I like the song but not as a 1st single…. she needs to make a stronger 1st single… this doesn’t do it. This is a song that just goes on the album, not as a single.

  24. Dave July 1, 2010

    I like the track. I love Jazmine’s vocals; it seems as though Jazmine’s vocals have grown a little stronger. I love Missy too, but I do agree the production is very busy, & not to add to that, it’s not fitting for Jazmine’s voice. It’s just kind of a mess.

  25. HATING IS A TERRIBLE THING July 1, 2010

    Love her. Such a great voice. im not feeling the song though, but hey im only one person, i hope it does well and we all agree missy needs to stop yelling

  26. CJ July 1, 2010

    I agree with the majority. I dnt think that this is a lead single but, I think it will be a good LP filler.

  27. MONTE July 2, 2010

    ONE OF THE BEST ARTIST OF OUR TIME!!!!

  28. Tonya August 25, 2010

    This girl is the next “Lauren Hill”.. We don’t have Lauren;but Jaz is a bad girl who let me know that good is alive and kicking.

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