The name Jaguar Wright fits the list of neo soul artists such as The Roots, Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild. The singer, who just like them comes from Philadelphia, once started as mc in the group Philly Blunts. When the group decides to stop, Wright is often to be found in the studio singing backing vocals for local artists. On one of the famous Black Lily nights, an open-mic event for female artists, she grabs her chance. Jaguar is lucky because one of the members of the Roots is impressed by her performance. Within a short period of time she is welcomed into The Roots family. She joins them on tour and gets musical accompaniment during the making of her album Denials, Delusions and Decisions, one of the best soul records of 2001. Because her songs deal with everyday life issues like family arguments and complex relationships, Wright considers herself a modern Etta James.