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  Last night marked the first of Ms. Lauryn Hill's four (currently) scheduled New York shows of her intimate Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series. The New Jersey native kept her fans at the sold-out show waiting well past the 8pm open doors, which audience members spent huddled in the main room of the Williamsburg record store/venue/cafe, Rough Trade. Hill didn't grace the stage until about 11:30pm. Read More
Metro dwellers, you are in for a major treat: Ms. Lauryn Hill is back and she’s getting cozy, performing six intimate shows between Washington, DC, and NYC this February. This string of shows is called the SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance Series, and 250-500 very lucky audience members will join together to hear the eight-time Grammy winner belt out some of her greatest work. Fans can also purchase VIP meet-and-greet tickets that includes a limited edition art poster—designed by Ms. Hill herself. Tickets available at MsLaurynHill. Read More
Singer/songwriter/rapper Lauryn Hill  is an advocate for social justice and has always been outspoken when addressing issues of inequality for African American’s and women and many other marginalized groups of people ever since her career has begun. Though she was performing her song “Black Rage,” long before the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri took place, she decided to re-release an old recording of the song in lieu of recent events. Read More
If you happen to be in Martha’s Vineyard from August 8th-10th, you may be one of the luckiest people on planet earth. According to a recent press release, Martha’s Vineyard Summer Madness concert event is going to be hosting Ladies First - a celebration of women in Black music and entertainment.  The three day long event has everything from panel discussions to beach bashes, but here are some highlights to look forward to:  Friday, August 8, 8 pm to 1 am: Tru School Hip Hop Concert  First things first, MC Lyte is performing/rapping/face-melting. Read More
Oh Lauryn, say it isn’t so! The singer has been charged with tax evasion and is facing three months in jail. Always the controversial figure, she compared the whole ordeal to the experiences of her ancestors stating, "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." Last year she plead guilty to failing to pay taxes between 2005 and 2007, the whole shebang amounting to over 1.8 million dollars. Read More
I fell in love with Lauryn Hill after listening to my aunt’s copy of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” when I was 10. To this day, I get chills when I listen to that album, partly because of her incredible voice and songwriting skills, and partly due to lyrics like these: "You know I only say it 'cause I'm truly genuine/Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem." Since then Ms. Hill has famously stayed away from the spotlight, popping up periodically to do (packed) live shows. Read More
  The Rock the Bells Festival has become one of music’s biggest and hottest tickets, evolving from SoCal hip-hop showcase to sold-out international tour. The festival is famous for bringing together some of the biggest names in hip-hop (the first Rock the Bells Festival in 2004 featured a reunited Wu-Tang Clan), and this year’s tour is no exception. What is exceptional, though, is that two of the headlining acts are female artists. Read More
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