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.
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.
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.
"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.
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'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.
Listen to Consumerism, the latest track from Lauryn Hill. The cut dropped on Friday, October 4th, 2013. Lauryn Hill's future brightens with every new release, and Consumerism certainly isn't an exception. It's a fitting addition to a solid catalogue that Lauryn Hill has been developing since stepping foot in the game.