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    Lauryn Hill hasn't performed live in nearly three years, but the reclusive rapper and soul singer surfaced on Saturday (Jan. 23) for a surprise performance at the Raggamuffin music festival in New Zealand. Hill performed "Doo Wop (That Thing)" -- a throwback from her Grammy-winning album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" -- and a YouTube video of her performance is now reassuring fans that she hasn't lost her magic.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZylfB36RgEg[/ame]

    http://www.billboard.com/news#/news/...04061672.story

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFKIN8P2hE8[/ame]

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    man the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a fantastic album...wish she didn't go all crazy and such...lol

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    The Miseducation is always on repeat on my iPod. I remember being excited back in 2005, when the Fugees where going to get back together. Now none of them are talking to each other. She still signed to Columbia Records, but I doubt she will ever come back. She too far off the deep end.

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    @ message #1: Oooooo! She said, "fuck" and "ass." I'm gon' tell it.

    I liked the scratching.

    Lauryn, two words: New material.

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    Ready or not, here I come, you can't hide. Gonna find you and take it slowly.
    Ready or not, here I come, you can't hide. Gonna find you, and make you want me.

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNzISAq4_mw[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUFObHkbNOE[/ame]

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    a little better quality:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMQouDhv3hk[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lWu3DPmiMI[/ame]

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    Do you have any idea how much I love this womans voice?! I listened to "miseducation" from beginning to end at least once a day everday for a year! I'm so disappointed that she is throwing away her gift for music- sounds like she isn't caring for her voice either- she sounds horrible in that video

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    maybe this is baby steps. hope she comes back for good.

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    Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Added to Rock the Bells

    Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier and Snoop Dogg have been added to the lineup of this year's Rock the Bells festival.

    A Tribe Called Quest will perform its platinum-selling album "Midnight Marauders" -- which reached a peak of No. 8 on the Billboard 200 in its entirety.

    Hill's set was "prepared exclusively for Rock the Bells" and spans her entire career, including songs from the critically-acclaimed "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" as well as her work with the Fugees.

    Snoop Dogg will perform his No. 1 debut album, "Doggystyle," in its entirety, while DJ Premier will appear as part of a special "Tribute to Gang Starr." In April, DJ Premier's Gang Starr partner, MC Guru, died of cancer.

    These artists join Street Sweeper Social Club, Slick Rick, Wu-Tang Clan and more for the 2010 Rock the Bells festival.

    The four date tour stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC in late August.

    According to the official Rock the Bells website, more acts will be announced.

    http://www.billboard.com/#/events/la...04096382.story

    Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday August 21, 2010

    NOS Events Center – Doors @ 12pm
    Featuring:
    A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, Rakim, KRS-One, Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs & 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Jedi Mind Tricks, Supernatural, DJ Muggs with Ill Bill, DJ Rocky Rock

    Very Special Guest Ms. Lauryn Hill

    PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
    Pre-Sale Friday June 11 @10am
    On-Sale Saturday June 12 @10am

    General Admission – $75 + fees
    VIP $175 + fees
    Includes: Artist Meet N Greet, 2010 Festival T-shirt, Backpack, Poster, Credential, 2 Drink Tix (Under 21 non-alcoholic), Red Carpet Entry, VIP Party, Private Full Bar, VIP restroom facilities.
    High Roller VIP – $409 + fees
    Includes: Artist Meet N Greet, 2010 Festival T-shirt, Backpack, Poster, Credential, 2 Drink Tix (Under 21 non-alcoholic), Red Carpet Entry, VIP Party, Private Full Bar, VIP Cabanas, Catering, Champagne, VIP restrooms.
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    Includes: Private Cabana w/ view of stage, 8 passes, Artist Meet N Greet, Festival T-shirt, Backpack, Poster, Credential, Red Carpet Entry, VIP Party, Private Full Bar, Catering, 2 vodka bottles, VIP parking & restrooms.
    Email: [email protected] for details
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    San Francisco, CA
    Sunday August 22, 2010

    Shoreline Amphiheatre

    Featuring:

    Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, Rakim, KRS-One, Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs & 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Jedi Mind Tricks, Supernatural, DJ Muggs with Ill Bill, DJ Rocky Rock
    PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
    Pre-Sale Friday June 18 @10am
    On-Sale Saturday June 19 @10am

    New York, NY
    Saturday August 28, 2010

    South Island Field | Governer’s Island – Doors @ 2pm
    Featuring:
    Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, Rakim, KRS-One, Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs & 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Jedi Mind Tricks, Supernatural, DJ Muggs with Ill Bill, DJ Rocky Rock

    Very Special Guest Ms. Lauryn Hill

    Pre-Sale Friday June 11 @10am
    On-Sale Saturday June 12 @10am

    General Admission – $99
    VIP $199
    Includes: Artist Meet N Greet, 2010 Festival T-shirt, Backpack, Poster, Credential, 2 Drink Tix (Under 21 non-alcoholic), Red Carpet Entry, VIP Party, Private Full Bar, VIP restroom facilities.
    High Roller VIP – $409
    Includes: Artist Meet N Greet, 2010 Festival T-shirt, Backpack, Poster, Credential, 2 Drink Tix (Under 21 non-alcoholic), Red Carpet Entry, VIP Party, Private Full Bar, VIP Cabanas, Catering, Champagne, VIP restrooms.
    (Limited) Private Cabana Package – $5,000
    Includes: Private Cabana w/ view of stage, Artist Meet N Greet, Festival T-shirt, Backpack, Poster, Credential, Red Carpet Entry, VIP Party, Private Full Bar, Catering, 2 vodka bottles, VIP parking & restrooms.
    Email: [email protected] for details

    Washington, DC
    Sunday August 29, 2010

    Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Featuring:

    Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, Rakim, KRS-One, Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs & 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Jedi Mind Tricks, Supernatural, DJ Muggs with Ill Bill, DJ Rocky Rock

    Very Special Guest Ms. Lauryn Hill

    Pre-Sale Friday June 18 @10am
    On-Sale Saturday June 19 @10am
    Tickets available @Ticketfly.com.

    http://rockthebells.net/

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    Live Review and Photos:

    Lauryn Hill at the Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa, CA


    The long-hoped-for resurrection of Lauryn Hill, a dream seeming to slip further away with each year and each incoherent concert, took a giant step closer to fulfillment tonight at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa.

    We may never know what exactly has plagued Hill these last eight years, forcing her to shirk the limelight, cancel tours and sabotage her reputation, just as we may never know how she became capable of triumphantly returning to the stage in 2010. One thing is evident: in Santa Rosa, of all places, the 35-year-old singer finally showed she craves dearly to be taken seriously again. Reinvigorated with enthusiasm, she inhabited the music, conducted the band, belted improvised shout-outs and thanked the crowd—all in the first song. “I love you,” she exclaimed to a field of fans. “It’s so good to see you.”

    If it weren’t for the harlequin outfit, bulky hoop earrings and heavy metal guitar solos, it was almost like seeing the Lauryn Hill of old.

    Outwardly struggling with fame, Hill has long evinced a complete dread of pleasing the public (see: Unplugged 2.0), but in a 75-minute set of Fugees classics and Miseducation tracks in Santa Rosa, she refreshingly aimed to do just that. From breakneck set opener “Lost Ones” to the slam-dunk closer “Doo Wop (That Thing),” Hill showed a genuine desire to again fulfill her talent.

    It started rough. Scheduled to go on at 6pm, Ms. Lauryn Hill, as she requires to be billed, came onstage only after her DJ bored the crowd with a half hour of clunky, unblended snippets from the likes of “Purple Haze,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “Pass the Dutchie” and “Bam Bam.” The presence of two large teleprompters at the foot of the stage, for lyrics, added to the slowly mounting despair. By 6:29, when instructed to make noise for the umpteenth time, the teeming crowd could only wonder if Hill would arrive at all.


    But grandly arrive she did, in an ’80s multicolored full-body jumpsuit that was only moderately silly in light of the get-ups donned by the average Harmony Festival attendee. “Lost Ones” set things straight in a ten-minute version that twisted through five different arrangements, and Hill’s recently-faded voice showed rejuvenated form with “When It Hurts So Bad.” By the beautiful “Turn Your Your Lights Down Low,” the crowd was in the palm of Hill’s hands, and comeback was in the air.

    “We gonna do some old stuff,” Hill proclaimed, “but, but, but, but… there is a ‘but’… we gonna do some old stuff kinda new. Is that okay with you?” A medley of Fugees tracks followed, with Hill even taking over some Wyclef and Pras verses and singing OG sample material (“I Only Have Eyes For You”). And despite a generation’s collective memorization of the album versions, reworked songs with reggae and hard rock elements electrified Hill, who nailed every segue and spat out lightning-fast lines quicker than the crowd could sing along.

    There were, sadly, two immediate drawbacks. One, Hill clearly has no concept at all of how live sound operates. Both between and in the middle of songs, she constantly complained about the stage and house mix, chiding the soundman to keep turning up every instrument and microphone according to her fleeting whims. The result was a washed-out din.

    The other problem was that Hill is perhaps now too eager for public approval. From the ultra-fast tempos which, even with the teleprompters, she at times struggled to keep up with; to the claustrophobic arrangements for two guitars, two basses, two keyboards and three backup singers; to the “whooooo!”s and the “yeeaahhh!”s and the hasty leg-kicking, the concert had the effervescent taint of a Vegas show.

    Realizing that Hill is simply giving people what they want—in preparation for her Rock the Bells dates, no doubt—is a blessing and a curse. She admirably tried for a time to break from fame’s mold, but it only resulted in bad music and psychological deterioration. With this greatest-hits set out on the road, her old fans are certainly satisfied, but what about staying true to one’s muse?

    The question was forgotten each time Hill eagerly jumped into each song. “Pop this one, c’mon, let’s go!” she told her band, and “Doo Wop (That Thing)” set an entire field of festival goers aflame. “Thank you so much,” she said, as a sea of arms applauded wildly. “Thank you for your patience with us. Good to see you. Hope to see you soon.”

    Lauryn Hill hasn’t made fans’ patience an easy task these last eight years, but let’s hope we see her in this kind of form again soon. Her emancipation might still not fit some people’s equation—I’ve already heard from people who were disappointed with the show—but the trainwreck curse is over and the resurrection is afoot. Now the fine-tuning begins.

    Set List:

    Lost Ones
    When It Hurts So Bad
    Ex-Factor
    Turn Your Lights Down Low
    How Many Mics / I Can’t Stand Losing You
    I Only Have Eyes For You / Zealots
    Fu-gee-la
    Ready or Not
    Zimbabwe
    Doo Wop (That Thing)

    http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=3561

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i86z68cWS2A[/ame]

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    Rejoice! Lauryn Hill is coming back!

    Sqweeeeeeeee!


    "I think it's just time," said Hill. "I'm starting to get excited again."


    Article
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=key-E4WDFuo[/ame]

    Sounds great, doesn't it?

    The fashion, the voice, the sound...it's all on it's way back!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMYd1Ums4HE[/ame]
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    Lauryn Hill to Headline University of Miami Homecoming Concert

    After some rumbling that Lauryn Hill could be making a rare live appearance at the Arsht Center turned out to be false, it turns out she's making a Miami appearance after all. The reclusive legend is set to headline this year's homecoming concert at the University of Miami on November 5 according to the student newspaper. The bad news for all "townies" though is that the event is "officially" open to UM students and alumni only.

    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cross...niver.php#more

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    Lauryn Hill Calls Rock The Bells 'Something Special'


    Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and other famous admirers join the hometown girl onstage.

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/164...l_lauryn.jhtml

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    Lauryn Hill 'closer' to releasing first studio album in 12 years

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010...eleasing-album

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    Exciting huh, miaedu?! 2011 in music is shaping up to be great AND expensive 4 me! lol Bring it on, ladies!

    Just 4 the record, I want *this* Lauryn style-wise. Not really feelin' the one at Rock the bells. smh No...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnal View Post
    Exciting huh, miaedu?! 2011 in music is shaping up to be great AND expensive 4 me! lol Bring it on, ladies!

    Just 4 the record, I want *this* Lauryn style-wise. Not really feelin' the one at Rock the bells. smh No...
    i'm looking forward to 2011 also. so far we are off to a good start. who knows what else is in the pipeline.

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    the comeback continues...

    Lauryn Hill at the University of Miami Homecoming, November 5


    Better than: Listening to your vintage 1998 copy of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for the billionth time.

    Believe it ... Ms. Lauryn Hill never disappoints her fans. She always leaves them waiting for an hour or more. Let's be real, though, this is the Empress. Why are you complaining?

    Plus, all those other slams that critics, ex-fans, and other detractors have tossed at Hill since she started appearing in public again, i.e. her busted-ass voice, erratic reinterpretations of her hits, bad craziness ... It's total bullshit. Or at least that was the case last night.

    read the rest of the review and see pics below:

    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cross...university.php

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    Lauryn Hill headlines Jazz in the Gardens

    ​The Jazz in the Gardens Festival 2011 lineup is live, and we like what we see. Although the anticipation for Lauryn Hill is a smidgen diminished because she was in South Florida last month for a performance at the University of Miami, perhaps she's got "Killing Me Softly" and "Doo Wop (That Thing)" freshly rehearsed for this visit. Either way, a provocative, unforgettable performer to lead the first day of the fest, set for March 19-20 at SunLife Stadium.

    http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/co...lineu.php#more

    http://jazzinthegardens.com/#/artists/

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    Lauryn Hill Schedules Shows, Including Two In NYC

    Following her performances as part of the "Rock The Bells" festival, Lauryn Hill is scheduled to play two more shows in the coming weeks, including one at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Dec. 28 and Bowery Ballroom on Jan. 1.

    In addition to those dates, Hill will be performing in Boston, Mass., and in Miami, Fla. The full tour schedule is listed below:

    Dec. 20: Boston, MA (Wilbur Theatre)
    Dec. 28: Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
    Jan. 1: New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
    Mar. 19: Miami, FL (Jazz In The Gardens Festival)
    Mar. 20: Miami, FL (Jazz In The Gardens Festiva)

    According to brooklynvegan.com, Hill was also recently scheduled to make an appearance in Burlington, Vermont, but those plans have already changed twice. The concert was originally set for Dec. 15, but then changed to the 17, and now it's been postponed indefinitely.

    http://www.billboard.com/news?tag=na...04134438.story

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    Lauryn Hill Announces 'Intimate' Winter Shows

    Lauryn Hill will embark on an intimate North American tour, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

    Kicking off at New York City's Highline Ballroom on Dec. 27 -- one of six local shows at multiple venues including legendary jazz club The Blue Note, where Hill will play for three nights, and Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg -- the trek will then take the reclusive R&B singer down the East Coast and to Canada.

    In a statement, Hill acknowledges that she "may never play venues of this size again," and promises a live band, big sound and a set list heavy on hits from her Grammy-winning, game-changing 1998 solo album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."

    Hill has spent much of the past few years playing a number of international festivals but making relatively few domestic stops. She's slowly come out of her shell more recently, however, giving an extensive interview to NPR over the summer in which she explained her eight-year absence.

    "Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds," she told reporter Zoe Chace. "It's important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected. Oftentimes, I think people are forced to make decisions prematurely. And then that sound radiates."

    Hill's new slate of shows, 17 announced so far, are expected to sell out swiftly.

    Here are Lauryn Hill's tour dates:

    Dec. 27: New York, N.Y. (Highline Ballroom)
    Dec. 28: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
    Jan. 1: New York, N.Y. (Bowery Ballroom)
    Jan. 3: New York, N.Y. (The Blue Note)
    Jan. 4: New York, N.Y. (The Blue Note)
    Jan. 5: New York, N.Y. (The Blue Note)
    Jan. 8: Charlotte, N.C. (Amos' Southend)
    Jan. 9: Asheville, N.C. (The Orange Peel)
    Jan. 12: Charleston, S.C. (The Music Farm)
    Jan. 14: Atlanta, Ga. (Centerstage)
    Jan. 16: St. Lous, Mo. (The Pageant)
    Jan. 18: Minneapolis, Minn. (First Avenue)
    Jan. 20: Chicago, Ill. (House of Blues)
    Jan. 22: Toronto, Ontario (Sound Academy)
    Jan. 23: Montreal, Quebec (Metropolis)
    Jan. 29: Atlantic City, N.J. (House of Blues)
    Feb. 4: Montclair, N.J. (The Wellmont Theatre)

    http://www.billboard.com/#/events/la...04137097.story

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    The performance on Tuesday the 27th was cancelled due to the weather. Here is a review from yesterday's NYT on Wednesday's show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg:

    Worth the Wait? Just Ask Her

    By JON CARAMANICA
    Published: December 29, 2010

    It was well past 11 on Tuesday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Ms. Lauryn Hill — maybe the most gifted female rapper in history, one of the most versatile pop talents in recent memory and also one of the great modern celebrity recluses — was nowhere in sight. By the time her D.J. played the third Nicki Minaj song of the night you had to wonder if it was a taunt.

    read the rest here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/ar..._r=1&ref=music

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    Thanks, Maiedu! Glad she's getting back out there!
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    Lauryn Hill Triumphs At Second Ny Tour Stop, With Little Delay

    Lauryn Hill -- or Ms. Lauryn Hill, as she prefers -- kicked off her 17-date North American tour on a sour note. The reclusive soulstress, who has been taking baby steps back into the spotlight, took the stage at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg last week over three hours late, prompting fans to pelt the stage with cups and bottles. Ms. Hill didn't take too kindly to the ingratitude.

    "I spent my entire 20s sacrificing my life to give you love. So when I hear people complain, I don't know what to tell you," she told the impatient audience. "I personally know I'm worth the wait."

    http://www.theboombox.com/2011/01/03...-little-delay/

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    man the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a fantastic album...wish she didn't go all crazy and such...lol
    This is all new to me, how did she go crazy?

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    Lauryn Hill to bring her 'Moving Target' playdate series to Club Nokia after Coachella gig


    Could Lauryn Hill be ready for her big comeback?

    Hill's fans have been waiting for 13 years for the elusive performer to release the follow-up to her 1998 Grammy-winning solo offering, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”

    But save for a much-ballyhooed stop-and-start reunion with the Fugees and a leaked single, “Repercussions,” that managed to chart last year, she still hasn’t given what her legions of very patient fans have been pining for: an album.

    She’s been nowhere near dormant over the years, though, often popping up at music festivals here and a string of dates there. But she often garners headlines for how long she makes the audience wait (one report said three hours late, with no opening act). Hill is taking things a bit more seriously, it seems, by announcing the dates for her “Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series.”

    The series will kick off in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday and hit 12 cities across the country, including previously announced sets at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 15, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 7 and Miami’s Jazz in the Gardens Festival on March 19.

    The “playdates,” as she is billing them, will afford Los Angeles fans that didn’t shell out the money for Coachella the opportunity to see her at the more intimate Club Nokia on April 18.

    Notoriously press shy, the rapper released an uncharacteristically lengthy statement regarding the upcoming series of shows:

    "One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I'm used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I've been on which the world for the most part has not had access to," Hill said. "I've never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration."
    “These more intimate playdates afford me the time to perform for listeners who haven't heard from me over the past several years or have been misinformed by the inaccuracies in some media coverage, many of which I might add, I find very amusing. Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle memory kicks in, and each day brings progressive strength. It's an exciting and REAL process which these audiences will get to witness."

    More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. She’s also made the move to Twitter (though she's yet to christen her page). Here is the initial series of shows:

    March 16 — Orlando, House of Blues
    March 19 — Miami, Jazz in the Gardens Festival
    March 23 — Tampa, The Ritz
    March 26 — Myrtle Beach, House of Blues
    March 30 — Atlanta, Center Stage
    April 3 — Oahu, Aloha Tower
    April 9 — Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Hall
    April 12 — San Francisco, The Warfield
    April 15 — Indio, Coachella Music and Arts Festival
    April 18 — Los Angeles, Club Nokia
    April 23 — Denver, The Fillmore
    May 7 — New Orleans, Jazz and Heritage Festival

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    Lauryn Hill Announces Last-Minute Miami Show at Grand Central Sunday Night

    Just 30 minutes ago, Ms. Lauryn Hill wrapped her only officially announced Miami set of the weekend at the first night of Jazz in the Gardens music festival.

    After 15 songs, including deeply reworked Fugees cuts, old solo hits like "Everything Is Everything," and even a cover of Bob Marley's "Is This Love," she closed it all out with a remarkably faithful (if amphetamine-paced) version of "Doo Wop."

    And then as Ms. Hill said goodbye, she dropped a bomb: "We've got another show tomorrow at a smaller venue," and pausing to get the details from one of her handlers, "Um, Grand Central Miami."

    This last-minute Magic City gig will be only the third date on the recently announced second leg of Hill's Moving Target Intimate Playdate Series, following Wednesday's tour opener at Orlando's House of Blues and tonight's performance at Sun Life Stadium.

    When the Moving Target tour was first made public on March 11, Hill issued the following mission statement:

    "One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I'm used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I've been on which the world for the most part has not had access to," Hill said. "I've never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration."

    "These more intimate playdates afford me the time to perform for listeners who haven't heard from me over the past several years or have been misinformed by the inaccuracies in some media coverage, many of which I might add, I find very amusing. Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle memory kicks in, and each day brings progressive strength. It's an exciting and REAL process which these audiences will get to witness."

    In all, with the addition of tomorrow night's last-minute Miami show, the series is now set to include 13 stops in cities such as Tampa, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.

    Also, on top of plugging the Grand Central gig in the final minute of her Jazz in the Gardens set, Ms. Lauryn Hill also shouted out a hot new Twitter account: @MsHillMvngTrgt.

    So follow that diva and check out her full tour schedule below.

    Lauryn Hill's Moving Target Extended Intimate Playdate Series, Second Leg Schedule

    March 16 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
    March 19 Jazz in the Gardens Festival at Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
    March 20 Grand Central, Miami, FL
    March 23 The Ritz, Tampa, FL
    March 26 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
    March 30 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
    April 3 Aloha Tower, Oahu, HI
    April 9 Arlene Schnitzer Hall, Portland, OR
    April 12 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
    April 15 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
    April 18 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
    April 23 The Fillmore, Denver, CO
    May 7 Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

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    Coachella 2011: Ready or not, Lauryn Hill commands the stage


    For the last 13 years since her solo debut, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," the erstwhile rasta-hop goddess Lauryn Hill has been confounding her former bandmates in the Fugees, having many babies with her on-again-off-again beau Rohan (one of the Marley sons), dropping perplexing statements to the press and asking that we all address her as Ms. Hill.

    Today she can add another bullet-point, a clearly positive one, to her difficult resume: a comeback set on the main stage at Coachella that satiated her fans, starving for years and at the brink of losing hope. If Hill's loyal followers had been in a Facebook relationship with their beloved, it would definitely qualify as "It's complicated." To love Hill's music was to accept that its creator might never advance her musical legacy again.

    Today's set wasn't without its rough points. In fact, in keeping with Hill's penchant for tardiness, the main stage was silent for nearly 15 minutes after her scheduled start time. Her band came out, then she emerged in a giant sweeping striped dress and a cartoonishly huge necklace -- but it still took nearly 20 minutes for all parties involved to start a song. Hill demanded they "straighten out the energy" and squelch the frequent bursts of feedback issuing from her mike.

    Finally all the stage chakras aligned and her band began at a high-energy level that kept up for the entirety of Hill's stay, sometimes exhaustively so, other times thrilling the crowd of die-hards and the casually curious that constituted one of the bigger daytime crowds seen at the last couple of Coachellas.

    Armed with at least four horn players, two backup singers and a drummer, the band was Hill's ace, responding to her frequent calls and hand signals for them to amp it up and filling the moments in which she faltered with sheets of brass-soaked hard jamming. Sometimes their playing was so in-your-face, one wondered if it wasn't all smoke and mirrors designed to distract from a limited focal point.
    They also sometimes overwhelmed her at just the moment they should've backed off, like on "Lost Ones" when her staccato flow, punchy and determined, constituted perhaps her best delivery of the night. But all was forgiven when they rescued their wayward leader, as when she couldn't hit the high notes on "Ex-Factor." Tossing her arm out to the side and wiggling her fingers, one of her backup ladies supplied the requisite trill.

    Whatever her vocal challenges, Hill is still an arresting performer, bursting with the kind of crackling stage presence that suggests you're watching one of the great, unpredictable eccentrics of pop music. She spun her arms, reached up toward the sky and danced so that her legs made her dress balloon around her body. Her focused glare, almost hostile in its insistence, roved over her audience. If they hadn't liked her show, well, who knows what could've happened. In other words, you're not the only loose cannon in Indio this weekend, Kanye.

    But her audience did like it, responding with an exalted roar when she dipped into a couple of Fugees hits, including "Ready or Not." By the time she ended, coasting five minutes or so over her allotted time, with "Doo Wop (That Thing)," she knew she'd locked it in. She started having fun with the finger-wagging chorus, snapping her head to the sudden stops and starts of her band, who backed off a bit, maybe finally secure that their hero could reap what she had sown.

    Leaving the grounds, I heard good buzz from fans who were streaming toward other sets. Two Coachella newbies, Mauna Desai and Sabrina Talukder, told me that Hill had been one of the biggest selling points for them. For her set, they staked out places at the front of the crowd, where they saw Danny DeVito dancing.

    "She's an incredible performer," Desai said. "There were sound problems, but it didn't matter. Her band was amazing."

    "I was so scared she was going to be preachy," Talukder said, referencing Hill's dogmatic bent, in lyrics and interviews. "But she wasn't at all."

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    Lauryn Hill debuts at New Orleans' jazz festival


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a rare appearance, Lauryn Hill commanded a stage Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as thousands of spectators looked on - some pleased by her performance, others not so much.

    Hill debuted at the festival, pumping up the crowd with hits such as "Everything is Everything," "The Sweetest Thing," and "Lost Ones," before moving into a segment spotlighting Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain" and "Is this Love."

    Angelique Dyer, of New Orleans, described herself as a fan and said Hill's first festival performance was well worth the wait.

    "She was perfect," Dyer exclaimed after the show. "Before she got on stage I was praying she wouldn't change the songs up too much and she didn't."

    But another self-described fan, Melanie Bienemy, also of New Orleans, said she was unhappy that Hill's set focused so much on rap and not enough on her vocal skills.

    "I was a little disappointed," Bienemy said. "She has such a beautiful voice and the fact that she didn't exercise that talent as much was a letdown."

    Some of the discontent with the performance, Bienemy said, was a result of the overly-raspy sound of Hill's voice and the fact that she appeared to rush through material. "We really couldn't hear her that well either," she said.

    That was evident as the five-time Grammy Award winner - who now bills herself as Ms. Lauryn Hill - was a bundle of nervous energy, constantly interacting with her band to play faster, with more vigor. She also was unhappy with the stage crew, urging them to balance the audio.

    Hill strongly delved into the repertoire by The Fugees, her former group, with such songs as "Ooh La La La," "Killing Me Softly," and "Ready or Not." Those in the crowd sang along and Hill appeared to feed off their response.

    Hill briefly and unexpectedly left the microphone toward the end of the set, prompting a bit of anxiety in the crowd. But, when she returned, a roar rose up as the first bars of "Doo Wop (That Thing)" rang into the atmosphere. When it was over, she smiled.

    "Thanks New Orleans, we had a good time," she said.

    "It was great seeing you guys," Hill said, before waving goodbye to her fans.

    "Lauryn Hill's been blowing up for years," said Tim Anderson of New Orleans. "There must be thousands of people here watching her show, but the best part of it is watching the crowd watch her."

    "I was so fulfilled by the performance," said Devinne James, of New Orleans. "This is what I come to jazz fest for. Her passion for what she does makes you passionate as well. She was so worth it. I feel the same way when I listen to her albums."

    Her friend, Jaune Boudreaux, of New Orleans, said she had never seen Hill perform live. "Her energy was contagious," she said.

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    Another roadblock in Lauryn Hills' "comeback"

    At least it's not another trip back to rehab as another diva who's been on the comeback trail with little success.


    http://www.usmagazine.com/momsbabies...h-child-201166

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    Pregnant Lauryn Hill will perform some tour dates

    Since her appearance last month on Jimmy Fallon’s tribute show for the late Bob Marley where New Jersey native Lauryn Hill donned a loose fitting, floor-length multi-colored dress as she performed Bob Marley's 1980 hit, "Could You Be Loved," rumors began flying as to whether the 36-year-old singer could be pregnant with her sixth child.

    On Saturday, June 4, at her Chene Park concert in Detroit, Hill confirmed the rumors by announcing that she was indeed pregnant again, Black Entertainment Television reported. Hill resides in South Orange, New Jersey with her mother and five children, all fathered by long-time boyfriend Rohan Marley, the fourth eldest son of late reggae legend Bob Marley.

    The rumor mill began churning after Hill made public appearances sporting what appeared to be a baby bump shielded by loose fitting outfits. The Internet began buzzing further after Hill joked to a crowded audience during her "Moving Target: Extended Playdate Series" event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, "I keep having these children. I don't know if I'm the most fertile woman in America," before performing her 1998 hit, "To Zion" — a song written in dedication to her first born child, Zion.

    Neither Hill nor her representatives have announced a due date, but she is reportedly ending her tour in preparation for baby number six. Rolling Stone magazine reported Hill told the Detroit audience she was going to take time off to give birth, but the Grammy award winning singer is still expected to perform as scheduled at Rock the Bells in Los Angeles on August 20, San Francisco on August 27 and New York on September 3.
    The new Marley addition will join siblings Zion David-Nesta Marley, Selah Marley, Joshua Marley, John Marley and Sarah Marley.

    According to a Wikipedia biography, several artists have acknowledged Hill's musical contriubtions and talent including Prince, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, D'Angelo, and Mary J. Blige. In 2005, Talib Kweli released a song about the singer, titled "Ms. Hill", on Right About Now. 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain and First Lady Michelle Obama are fans of Hill's. Michelle Obama told the BBC that she frequently listens to Hill's music on her iPod.

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    Lauryn Hill Performs On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

    A previously recorded Lauryn Hill performance of "Doo Wop (That Thing)" was aired on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 14. The songstress had recorded a set last month on the show, some of which was aired then and the rest of which was aired Tuesday night.

    Hill began the song with a rapping vamp before pumping up the crowd shouting "c'mon put your hands in the air" as she bounced up and down with her band. The crowd responded in kind.

    Hill's band was outsized consisting of a chorus of back-up singers, a drummer, two guitarists, a bassist and a record scratching DJ. Hill herself was dressed in a colorful body-length garment.

    Meanwhile, Hill has slowed down her performance schedule as she announced to an audience in Detroit earlier this month that she is pregnant with her sixth child.

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    Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop, That Thing (VIDEO) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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    DAMN! She's a baby-making machine!



    I think that Chinese Democracy should be the title of her supposed comeback album.

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    LAURYN HILL WELCOMES SON

    It’s a boy for Lauryn Hill! The singer welcomed her sixth child on Saturday night, July 23rd, a source confirms to Blackcelebkids.com exclusively.

    “Mother and baby are fine,” says the source, who adds that Hill and family “had a little scare because the baby came out the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. All is well now and everyone is happy.”

    Hill already has five kids with her longtime boyfriend Rohan Marley, who was recently in the news for allegedly dumping a pregnant Hill for Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana.

    But Rohan has dismissed the rumors saying, “Ms. Hill is the mother of my children, whom I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for. I would never do that.”

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    Saturday: Lauryn Hill Delivers the Encore of the Summer at Rock The Bells

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    Better than: Not getting to wander among four stages of music.


    Live hip-hop festival Rock the Bells returned to the Bay Area for the fourth time this past Saturday. This year's edition featured the greatest sprawl yet, expanding beyond the main grounds into Shoreline's premium parking lot. There, two stages were set impossibly close together -- so near that, at times, they took on the collective effect of a rap remix of "Dueling Banjos."

    With more than 30 acts scheduled and the four stages running pretty much simultaneously, we probably weren't alone in feeling occasional conflicted moments of wanting to be in two different places at once. What to do when one's favorite classic album from the Wu-Tang solo camp is happening at the same time as that hot new Southern rapper? That could be called a good problem to have, and it made us feel more spoiled for choice than upset, though we only saw a fraction of all of the music that was there for us.
    Still, those who were into lyrical warfare could spend the first part of their day at the stage helmed by leading hip-hop battle league Grind Time Now. The Wu faithful could stay put at the 36 Chambers stage all day. Those into more emerging artists could hover in the vicinity of the Paid Dues stage. And the masses would be more than content to park on the lawn or in the seats for the main stage's continuous live presentations of classic hip-hop albums.

    It is a testament to the continuum of the genre that this festival can curate a bill of older artists with newer up and comers and communicate across an audience that spans generations. And it didn't feel like some sort of oldies vs. newbies affair, either.

    The verve and energy we saw from Cypress Hill as they shouted out local marijuana growers and served up the blunted beats of Black Sunday cuts "Hits From the Bong" and "Dr. Greenthumb" were also apparent when we rushed from there to watch Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. and Slaughterhouse -- the latter a Voltron-esque super-group of rappers (New York's Joell Ortiz, New Jersey's Joe Budden, Detroit's Royce Da 5'9, and Long Beach's Crooked I) signed to Eminem's label and poised for larger recognition. From both the crowd and the performers, we felt the air of electric relaxation.

    Set against a backdrop of books and giant platters, Lauryn Hill's presentation of her 1998 debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill seemed to go by in a flash, partially due to the quicker, funkier, and more insistent arrangements that Hill and her band performed. She'd often gesture urgently with her arms to her players, commanding them (we suppose) to play harder, bolder. And so they did, forming a well-oiled and tuned 10-piece ensemble (including three backup singers that sounded like six). We marveled at the stamina and energy of Hill, who gave birth to her sixth child in July, but we had no idea that she hadn't really taken off yet.

    One aspect of performing albums live in their entirety is that the sequence of the songs often means that the most popular track is going to pre-emptively fall early in the set, and so we felt a twinge of disappointment when Hill hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)" as the fourth song. That turned out to be misguided disappointment, but a lot of people missed the best part because many streamed out and to their cars before waiting for the encore.

    We also typically fight the urge to escape moments before the end to avoid a lengthy parking lot exit, but something told us to stay put. And just when we thought the harsh house lights would be thrown up, Hill and band returned to deliver the encore of the summer (we might say century, but we'll put the hyperbole on hold for now).

    She didn't just return to the stage, she basically ran back to the stage, drawing on some reserve of dynamite-packed energy that she didn't have earlier to set off the songs that her fans really wanted to hear but didn't think she'd touch: hits from her former group, the Fugees. She sang a reggae-tweaked version of "Fu-Gee-La" and a hyperspeed take on "Ready or Not," jumping up and down through both, and then brought Nas back for their 1996 duet "If I Ruled the World."


    Prior to Hill, Nas had seemingly filled every seat with a body waving at least one hand in the air for the duration of his 1994 debut album Illmatic and subsequent hits such as "Hate Me Now," "One Mic," and "Made You Look." It was all executed under the skilled hands of DJ Premier and a backdrop of benches and project buildings meant to represent Queensbridge Houses, the NYC project where Nas grew up.

    "Ain't nobody fucking with this woman right here," he later exclaimed, arm in arm with Hill. "Nobody!"

    The mean man at the side of the stage drew his fingers across his throat as Hill begged, "One more, one more, one more!" He shook his head no, and the band launched into Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved."

    Critic's Notebook

    Personal bias: Had the benefit of great seats at the main stage, though the loud audio system and big set designs of Nas and Lauryn Hill hopefully ensured good views and sounds even on the lawn.

    Random detail: There were some great T-shirts for sale; our favorite said, "Rap - Lies = Hip-Hop."

    By the way: We missed the set from Oakland's Souls of Mischief, but thanks to YouTube user hxcxian we can watch them performing the title track from the classic 93 'Til Infinity. They sound as energized as they did 18 years ago, but one of their young sons dancing in the background serves as a reminder that a generation has passed since that album dropped.

    Check out more Rock the Bells photos in our slideshow:

    http://www.sfweekly.com/slideshow/ro...2011-34753938/

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    Lauryn Hill Reunites With Pras at 2011 Rock The Bells: Watch

    OOn Saturday (Sept. 3), Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Nas and more hit the stage in New York for the 2011 Rock The Bells festival. Ms. Hill performed vintage tracks from "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" such as "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and "Lost Ones." Pras surprised fans when he joined Hill on stage to perform songs from The Fugees' golden days such as "Ready or Not" and "Killing Me Softly.

    "Just got off the stage with Miss Lauryn Hill we rock the stage on rock the bells, clef where you at," Pras tweeted after performing with Hill. Unfortunately Wyclef Jean was in Florida performing at the Marlins vs. Phillies game.

    Lauryn Hill & Pras, Ready or Not - Rock The Bells, New York City 2011

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    Lauryn Hill and Pras Killing Me Softly Rock the Bells NYC 2011

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    Lauryn Hill Announces New Year's Eve 2012 Party at Shelborne South Beach

    At the height of her late-'90s and early-2000s exile from the weird world of popular music, there were rumors (and even media reports) about ex-Fugees frontwoman and queen diva Ms. Lauryn Hill living out of a massive Miami hotel room with her hubby, Rowan Marley (yes, a son of Bob), and their ever-balooning brood of babies.

    The location was top secret and it was supposedly protected by an entire team of Buffalo Soldiers. But we here at Crossfade wonder whether Lauryn might've hiding from fame (and Wyclef Jean?) in the Shelborne Beach Resort's penthouse suite?

    Probably not. And really, we only ask because Hill just dropped the big surprise (via the @ShelborneSoBe Twitter feed) that she's planning to celebrate New Year's Eve at the swank South Beach spot.

    read more: http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cross...miami.php#more

    Lauryn Hill as part of the Shelborne's New Year's Eve 2012 with . Saturday, December 31. Shelbourne South Beach, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $200 to $5000 plus fees via shelborne.snaptickets.com. Call 305-531-1271 or visit shelborne.com.

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    LAURYN HILL GETS 3 MONTHS FOR FAILING TO PAY TAXES

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill stood in federal court Monday and compared her experience in the music business to the slavery her ancestors endured before a judge sentenced her to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.

    "I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them," Hill said before U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo. "I had an economic system imposed on me."

    Hill, who started singing with the Fugees as a teenager in the 1990s before releasing her multiplatinum 1998 album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," pleaded guilty last year to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. Monday's sentencing also took into account unpaid state and federal taxes in 2008 and 2009 that brought the total earnings to about $2.3 million.

    Despite having paid more than $900,000 in the past several days, Hill still owes interest and penalties, the U.S. attorney's office said.

    In a forceful but controlled statement to the judge punctuated by occasional raps with her first on the podium, Hill described how she failed to pay taxes during a period when she'd dropped out of the music business to protect herself and her children, who now number six.

    She said the treatment she received while she was in the entertainment business led to her decision to leave it.

    "There were veiled threats, there was blacklisting," she said, without giving specifics. "I was told, 'That's how it goes, it comes with the territory.' I came to be perceived as a cash cow and not a person. When people capitalize on a persona, they forget there is a person in there."

    In addition to serving three months in prison, Hill must pay a $60,000 fine. After she is released from prison, she will be under parole supervision for a year, the first three months of which will be spent under home confinement.

    The 37-year-old South Orange resident had faced a maximum sentence of one year each on three counts of failing to file taxes. Her attorney had sought probation, arguing that Hill's charitable works, her family circumstances and the fact she paid back the taxes she owed should merit consideration.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Moser acknowledged Hill's creative talent and work on behalf of impoverished children but called Hill's explanation for her actions "a parade of excuses centering around her feeling put upon" that don't exempt her from her responsibilities.

    "She wasn't interested in all those years in paying what she owed," Moser told the judge.

    At the time of her arrest last year, Hill wrote a criticism rejecting pop culture's "climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism."

    "Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual," Hill wrote. "I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival."

    Hill is to report to prison by July 8. It's not clear where she'll serve her sentence. She didn't comment after the sentencing.

    She said in a recent post online that she has signed a recording contract with Sony.

    "She is looking forward to putting her case behind her and getting back to her music and creating again," attorney Nathan Hochman said.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/singe...ion-sentencing

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    She just needs to pay up and put out new music!

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    What a loon.

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    sad she is going to prison but she shouldnt be above the law
    that said, she is sounding more genuinely crazy, mentally off kilter.
    Miseducation is still an amazing album. And apart from norah jones, Lauryn's 5 grammy win is the last time a female won 5 grammy's deservedly

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyyummy View Post
    And apart from norah jones, Lauryn's 5 grammy win is the last time a female won 5 grammy's deservedly
    So basically you're saying Amy Winehouse, Beyonce and Adele didn't deserve their 5 plus Grammys?

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    ^ I know you didn't post that question to me... but I'm saying that Beyonce didn't deserve her 5.

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    L-Boogie just needs to pay up and serve her time. I seriously doubt she will do 3 months unless she goes to the sentencing talking that looney shit been talking. She still has to pay taxes and she could have done that thru accountants w/o being in the public eye.
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    Much as i'll stan out for Lauryn in a heartbeat, maybe she can use the time away to repair her voice. Stupid move, comparing having to pay taxes to some form of slavery - you may be what r&b, soul, and rap REALLY, REALLY needs right now... but that doesn't make you above the law.

    Do the time, pay the fine, make your new CD a great one already!
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