Jaguar Wright (born May 17, 1977) is a soul/R&B vocalist from
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is part of the Okayplayer collective.
She has performed along rap acts such as The Roots, Jay-Z, and Blackalicious.
She was brought to the attention of hip-hop group The Roots in 2001,
which eventually led to her going to tour with them. She later appeared
as a back up singer for Jay-Z in 2001, and appeared in a Coca-Cola
advert as part of the brand's 'Nu Soul' campaign.
She has released two solo albums to date - 'Denials, Delusions & Decisions'
in 2002, and 'Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul' in 2005. Wright also recorded
an album titled '...And Your Point Is?' which was due for release
in 2003 on MCA Records (who also distributed her debut), before the
label folded. However, many of the tracks recorded for that album
later appeared on 'Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul.'
In 2007, two new songs appeared on her MySpace profile. One was
a live version of new song 'Sometimes', the other a cover of 'Let's
Do It Again'. A further two new songs surfaced in 2009; "Beautiful" and "Surely
Shawty", although neither saw an official release.
She has toured every year since her debut album was released. In
March 2008, she toured Europe with Bahamadia and Hezekiah for the
'Philly Sounds' tour. Wright did not perform any new material on
the tour, but did live cover versions of Cherrelle's 'Saturday Love'
and Crystal Waters' 'Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless).' During the tour,
she announced that she was in the process of writing a novel, and
working on a third album. No release dates have been confirmed for
either as yet.
In 2008, she supplied backing vocals for Al Green's album 'Lay It
In January 2011, Jaguar Wright toured Europe with Lady Alma on the
'Philly Sounds 2011' tour. She revealed that she's working on a third
album, due out in the summer of 2011. The lead single from the new
album will be called "Switch".
 Personal life
Wright has two children, and is married. She has been involved in
a long-running feud with her mother-in-law, who she publicly criticized
in the Thank Yous of her debut album. She later went on to state
in an interview with Blues&Soul magazine that her mother-in-law
was "f**king nuts. Seriously, I think she's a paranoid, delusional
Year Title Label US US
2002 Denials Delusions and Decisions MCA
2005 Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul Artemis
Year Song US US
2002 "The What If's" — 106 Denials Delusions and
2005 "Free" — — Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul