Lauryn Hill News

  • Classic Rotation: The Fugees "The Score"
    Classic Rotation: The Fugees "The Score"
    Feb 13, 2015 at 01:46pm
    The Fugees second album, The Score, has garnered a significant amount of critical acclaim over the years. The LP turns 19 today, February 13th 2015, and we wanted to take a look back at the record’s creation, influence, and above all: music. The Score has been called one of the best hip-hop albums of all-time, right up there with the likes of Illmatic and Ready to Die. The album peaked at #1 on the hip-hop charts and overall on the Billboard 200 charts. 
  • Lauryn Hill Announces An Acoustic Mini-Tour For February [Update: New Dates Announced]
    Lauryn Hill Announces An Acoustic Mini-Tour For February [Update: New Dates Announced]
    Jan 30, 2015 at 01:32pm
    Lauryn Hill still seems to have no plans for dropping a new album, but she has recently returned to performing live, which is a pretty good consolation. Her latest shows have just been announced as part of her "Small Axe Acoustic Performance Series," and the six dates will all take place in February 2015. Check out the dates below, and stay tuned for more info on where and how to obtain tickets.
  • Lauryn Hill Shows Up Late For Concert, Lectures Fan
    Lauryn Hill Shows Up Late For Concert, Lectures Fan
    Jul 23, 2014 at 04:17am
    The fans showed up for Miseducation and instead the were educated. That's the story of the recent Lauryn Hill concert portrayed in the video below. Beginning her 10:30pm set at 11:20pm, Hill was quickly called out by a disappointed fan and proceeded to lecture said attendee on respect. "If a little patience is too much, it's alright, you can go," said the former Fugee before having the fan removed by security.
  • Samples Of The Week: April 3
    Samples Of The Week: April 3
    Apr 3, 2014 at 10:19am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Ladies Night: Dopest Videos By Female Rappers
    Ladies Night: Dopest Videos By Female Rappers
    Mar 31, 2014 at 05:41pm
    "This is ladies night and our rhymes is tight, oh this is ladies night...," Missy Elliott sang on the 1997 hit track, "Ladies Night" that she collaborated on with Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye and Da Brat. The song was featured on the "Nothing to Lose" soundtrack. Just as the MCs mentioned above occupied space and declared their reign on "Ladies Night", women rappers have been doing the same in Hip Hop culture ever since it was started in the Bronx. 
  • Lauryn Hill Announces First Shows Post-Prison [Update: More Shows Added]
    Lauryn Hill Announces First Shows Post-Prison [Update: More Shows Added]
    Dec 23, 2013 at 09:52am
    Lauryn Hill is getting back into music-making mode, following her release from prison after she served three months for tax evasion. 
  • Lauryn Hill Writes "Letter Of Recognition" To Fans
    Lauryn Hill Writes "Letter Of Recognition" To Fans
    Oct 10, 2013 at 12:10pm
    Lauryn Hill loves writing her fans letters. After she got out of prison, serving an 18-month sentence for tax evasion, she wrote another letter in recent times, this one being a "Letter of Recognition" to her supporters.
  • Lauryn Hill Postpones House Arrest To Go On Tour
    Lauryn Hill Postpones House Arrest To Go On Tour
    Oct 7, 2013 at 04:16pm
    Lauryn Hill's tax evasion case was highly publicized, with each step of the way being documented by the media. The former-Fugee caught a pretty big break after paying her outstanding balances just before her sentencing, and ended up going away for only 3 months.
  • Lauryn Hill Released From Prison
    Lauryn Hill Released From Prison
    Oct 4, 2013 at 10:41am
    Lauryn Hill, who released a new track called "Consumerism" last night, has finished serving her three-month sentence for tax evasion. 
  • Lauryn Hill Checks Into Prison For 3 Month Tax Evasion Sentence [Update: Lauryn Sends Out Message From Prison]
    Lauryn Hill Checks Into Prison For 3 Month Tax Evasion Sentence [Update: Lauryn Sends Out Message From Prison]
    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:08pm
    Lauryn Hill was able to whittle her tax evasion sentence down to 3 months, as she successfully paid her $900,000 debt in full back in May.
  • Lauryn Hill Posts Open Letter About Slavery, Racism & The IRS
    Lauryn Hill Posts Open Letter About Slavery, Racism & The IRS
    Jun 27, 2013 at 06:47pm
    As observed by Potholes In My Blog, Lauryn Hill posted a lengthy open letter on her Tumblr page today, the bulk of which tackles slavery, racism, and the IRS.
  • Lauryn Hill Explains Meaning Behind "Neurotic Society"
    Lauryn Hill Explains Meaning Behind "Neurotic Society"
    May 31, 2013 at 09:36pm
     Earlier this month Lauryn Hill released a new song called "Neurotic Society", which had many listeners scratching their heads. With that said, Lauryn took some time out to explain the meaning behind that track.
  • Wyclef Jean Reveals Upcoming Album Title & Speaks On Lauryn Hill's Tax Problems
    Wyclef Jean Reveals Upcoming Album Title & Speaks On Lauryn Hill's Tax Problems
    May 15, 2013 at 03:33pm
    Wyclef Jean recently got back in to the music, releasing his free project April Showers. He's not stopping there though, as that was just a warm-up for his upcoming album.
  • Lauryn Hill Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison For Tax Evasion [Update: Lauryn Sends Out Thanks]
    Lauryn Hill Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison For Tax Evasion [Update: Lauryn Sends Out Thanks]
    May 9, 2013 at 01:04pm
    After a long battle with the law, Lauryn Hill has finally received her sentencing in her tax evasion case.
  • Lauryn Hill Pays Off Tax Debt Of $900,000
    Lauryn Hill Pays Off Tax Debt Of $900,000
    May 5, 2013 at 10:12pm
    Lauryn Hill's sentencing on tax evasion charges is tomorrow, but the singer has reportedly paid off her $900,000 tax debt today, just in time.
  • Lauryn Hill Was "Required" To Release New "Neurotic Society" Single
    Lauryn Hill Was "Required" To Release New "Neurotic Society" Single
    May 5, 2013 at 01:37pm
    Last month, Lauryn Hill was given a deadline to repay tax debts by May 6, signing with Sony almost simultaneously. 
  • Lauryn Hill's Sentence Delayed; Signs Record Deal With Sony [Update: Lauryn Hill Speaks On Sony Deal & Financial Issues]
    Lauryn Hill's Sentence Delayed; Signs Record Deal With Sony [Update: Lauryn Hill Speaks On Sony Deal & Financial Issues]
    Apr 25, 2013 at 09:07pm
     Lauryn Hill's recent tax evasion problems have put a twist on her music career. While in court today, Lauryn Hill revealed she has a new record deal with Sony. Alongside the report, she was also able to push back her court sentencing for another two weeks til May 6th. The former front woman of the Fugees is facing prison time after pleading guilty to tax evasion on her $1.8 million earned from 2005-2007. Lauryn appeared in court earlier today and a federal judge postponed her sentencing for two weeks giving Lauryn a chance to repay a chunk of her $968,000 tax debt.
  • Lauryn Hill's Landlord Files Eviction Lawsuit Against Her
    Lauryn Hill's Landlord Files Eviction Lawsuit Against Her
    Apr 19, 2013 at 09:51am
    Lauryn Hill definitely has her fair share of problems at the moment. The Grammy Award winner is facing several years in prison for pleading guilty to tax evasion, and now she will also have to deal with an eviction lawsuit, for not paying her rent for her New Jersey home.
  • Lauryn Hill Claims She Didn't Pay Her Taxes Because Of "Very Real Threats" To Herself & Family
    Lauryn Hill Claims She Didn't Pay Her Taxes Because Of "Very Real Threats" To Herself & Family
    Apr 15, 2013 at 10:27am
    Lauryn Hill is still trying to explain the cause of all her tax troubles. Lauryn Hill plead guilty to charges of tax evasion last year, after earning more than $1.8 million for the years of 2005, 2006 and 2007 and neglecting to pay her taxes. Now that the singer's sentencing date is approaching, she has filed legal documents asking for lenience.
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