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Lauryn Hill Speaks On Why She Hasn’t Replied To Wyclef Rumors & Recites The Lyrics To “Black Rage”

It is my opinion to say that Lauryn Hill is the greatest female rapper of all times. She influenced a lot of young girls around the world, opened up the doors and set a higher standard for female artists. Her 1998’s album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill was a major success. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, sold over 423,000 copies in its first week and sold more than 19 million copies worldwide.

Back in September, Hill’s former Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean made headlines when he released his autobiography, entitled Purpose. In the book, Wyclef claimed that Hill tricked him into believing that her first baby was his up until the child’s birth. Wyclef also talked negative and spread rumors about Hill’s relationship with her former longtime lover Rohan Marley and the Fugees. He also called Hill crazy and bi-polar. During a recent stop in Dallas, Texas on her ‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ tour with Nas, Hill subliminally explained why she hasn’t replied to Wyclef rumors and she also recited the lyrics to “Black Rage”. Watch below:

Lauryn Hill On Why She Hasn’t Replied To Wyclef

Lauryn Hill “Black Rage”

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Nas Talks Touring With Lauryn Hill & Amy Winehouse In “Cherry Wine” Video

Fuse recently caught up with Queen’s Hip-Hop legend Nas. The Def Jam platinum-selling rapper talked about touring with Lauryn Hill, his upcoming concert at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on New Year’s Eve and “Cherry Wine” video featuring Amy Winehouse. Life Is Good is now available at music retailers and on iTunes. Watch below:

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Nas & Lauryn Hill Announces ‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ Tour

Hip Hop history is about to be made once again! Fans are getting ready to witness one of the biggest Hip Hop tours since the early 2000’s. Nas and Lauryn Hill just announced their ‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ tour which is scheduled to kick off October 6 in Maryland (Nas only). The two officially begins the tour on October 29 in Dallas. The 19-city tour will make stops in major markets including Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Norfolk, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver and Oakland before wrapping up in NYC at Radio City Music Hall on December 31 (Nas only). Tickets go on sale this Friday (September 21), with a pre-sale in select markets beginning this Thursday (September 20). The tour is named after Nas’ latest album and Lauryn’s new single.

‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ Tour Dates

Oct. 6 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 26 – Asheville, NC – MOOG Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 27 – Nashville, TN – Riverfront Park (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 29 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Oct. 31 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Nov. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Nov. 3 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa Theatre (NAS ONLY)
Nov. 4 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 9 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory(NAS ONLY)
Nov. 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Nov. 16 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 17 – Magna, UT – Salt Air
Nov. 19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Oakland Theater
Dec. 31 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (NAS ONLY)

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Nas & Lauryn Hill Spotted On The Town At Rock The Bells In Dirty Jerz; Then Pop Bottles With DJ Envy In Queens

It must be a Queens story and a Dirty Jerz thing! I’m so happy to be from Dirty Jerz (the home of Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, Akon & Joe Budden). Over this past weekend during the ‘Rock The Bells’ concert in New Jersey, Nas took the stage to perform some of his long list of hits. Nasty Nas surprised the crowd by bringing out Lauryn Hill to perform their 90’s classic “If I Ruled The World”. The track appeared on Nas, It Was Written album which dropped in 1996. After the concert, Nas headed over to his stomping grounds (Queens) to celebrate his friend and New York’s Power 105’s DJ, DJ Envy birthday party.

Nas tweeted, “We in Queensbridge right now blastin on HIP HOP I wish @BrotherMob was out here wit us. Realest hood in the world.” And  DJ Envy tweeted, “Every Club tonight was rammed!!!!!!! 3 birthday parties.” Peep Nas and Lauryn Hill ‘Rock The Bells performance below:

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Openair Frauenfeld Festival: Nas Brings Out Lauryn Hill In Switzerland [With Videos]

This weekend the Openair Frauenfeld Festival took place in Zurich, Switzerland. Queens rapper Nas hit the stage to perform some of his biggest hits such as “The World Is Your”, “I Can”, “Made You Look”, “Daughters”, “Got Yourself A Gun” and more. While performing in Western Europe, Nas brought out Lauryn Hill during his set to perform their 90’s collab “If I Ruled The World”. Before leaving the arena, L-Boogie also performed some of her chart topping hits including “Lost Ones” “Everything Is Everything”, “Fu-Gee-La”, “Ready Or Not”, “Killing Me Softly” and “Doo Woop (That Thing)”. Watch the footage below:

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The Hottest 5 Rap Chicks To Come Out Under An All Male Crew

Every since Hip-Hop emerged back in 1978, almost ever female emcee came out under an all male crew.  Lady of Rage, Diamond, Trina, Da Brat, Mia X, Roxane Shante, Yo-Yo and a lot of other female rappers came in the game as the protegé of a male rapper. Regardless who they came up under,  every female emcee still had to define themselves as an artist in order to stay relevant and sell records. The only female emcee that I can think of in a long time that didn’t come up under an all male crew is Lil Mama. I came up with a list of “The Hottest 5 Rap Chicks To Come Out Under An All Male Crew.” Peep my list below.

Name: Lauryn Hill

Reppin: East Orange, New Jersey

Affiliation: Wyclef Jean, Pras & Fugees

Albums sold: 24 million

It been three weeks since you been looking for your friend, the one you let hit and never called you again.” Hands down this five times Grammy Award winning rapper/singer from South Orange, New Jersey is the greatest female rapper to ever do it. L-Boogie first risen to fame in the late 90’s with underground Hip-Hop trio Fugees. In 1994, Fugees (Wyclef Jean, Lauyrn Hill and Pras) released their debut underground Hip-Hop LP Blunted On Reality. Even though “Nappy Heads” (Mona Lisa) and “Vocab” was two dope songs on the underground tip, the album didn’t gain mainstream success. It was Fugees 1996 LP The Score to put them on the map. The album sold over six million copies worldwide (according to the RIAA), won a Grammy award and peaked #1 on Billboard 200 charts. The album featured productions from John Forte, Salaam Remi, Shawn King, Diamond and Jerry Duplessis and had guest appearances from Rah Digga and Young Zee. The group disbanded in 1997 and L-Boogie went solo with the released of The Miseducation Of Lauyrn Hill. The album was released on August 25, 1998 and sold 422,624 copies in the first week, which still holds the record for the highest first week debut from a female Hip-Hop solo artist. As of today, the album has sold over 18 million copies worldwide and won 5 Grammy Awards. “Doo Wop” (That Thing) reached #1 on the Billboard charts; while “Ex-Factor,” “Lost One,” and “Everything Is Everything” all reached the top 40 on Billboard charts.

Name: Lil Kim

Reppin: Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, New York

Affiliation: Biggie Smalls and Junior Mafia

Albums sold: 5 million

What Kim done for female Hip-Hop is unbelievable and can never be done again. Before Kim came in the music industry, female rappers were rapping in boy clothes with boots and at that time were being hardcore femcees. Kim broke that barrier by introducing a sexy side to female Hip-Hop and made it cool for females to talk about how they get f**ked. Kim has platinum and gold albums under her belt. Kim made her debut with Junior Mafia in the early 90’s. The group dropped their debut album Conspiracy in 1994. “Player’s Anthem” and “Get Money” both reached the top 20 on Billboard charts and the album went gold. Kim’s debut solo album Hardcore  was released in November 1996 and went on to sell over two-million copies worldwide. The lead single from the album “No Time” Ft. Puff Daddy reached the top spot on Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. In June 2000, Kim’s  released her second album The Notorious Kim, which debuted at #4 on Billboard 200 and #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song Charts and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2001, Kim received her first #1 debut on Billboard Hot 100 for “Lady Marmalade” with Christina Aguilera, Pink and Mya. The song stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for five weeks and won a Grammy. In March 2003, Kim released her third album La Bella Mafia. The album lead single “The Jumpoff” reached # 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the second single “Magic Stick” Ft. 50 Cent reached # 2, helping the album go platinum. Kim won two Source Awards (Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Female Single of the Year) and was nominated for two Grammys for this album. While serving a year in prison, Kim’s fourth album The Naked Truth  was released in September 2005. The album debuted at # 6 on the Billboard 200 charts, which became Kim’s third top 10 album. Even though the album failed to reached gold status, it was rated 5 Mics in The Source magazine,  making her the only female rapper to ever received a 5 mics rating. Lil Kim’s reality show Lil Kim: Countdown To Lockdown became the highest rated premiere in BET history, with 1.7 million viewers .

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Lauryn Hill Brings Out Jay-Z, Mary J Blige, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz & More

 

Last night, Lauryn Hill wrapped up the Rock The Bells Tour at Governor’s Island in NYC. During her set, Lauryn Hill performed “Ooh La La La,” “Ready Or Not,” “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” and some more of her classic records. The crowd was hyped to see Lauryn Hill back and rocking the stage again.

The biggest surprised of the night was when Lauryn Hill brought out Jay-Z, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, John Legend and Chris Rock. They all were backstage supporting Lauryn’s NYC comeback performance.

It is rumored that Lauryn Hill is in the studio recording new music. As of posting, there is no word on if Lauryn Hill will be releasing a new album or not.

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New Music: Lauryn Hill “Reprecussions”

I am not too sure if this track is new or unreleased, but I’m glad that L Boogie has finally put out a new record. I’m so glad to be from NJ, L-Boogie has Jersey looking good again. The track is dope.

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