Ready or not, here she comes, Lauryn Hill set for return
Ready or not, here she comes, Lauryn Hill is back and the former Fugee is packing a new single and is set to join Nas on tour.
Hill, who was once a shining light off the 90s urban music scene has seen her fortunes tumble in recent years, with a tax evasion court case looming over her to the tune of over half a million dollars the rapper slash vocalist is making a comeback. A joint tour with Nas of the US, 'Life Is Good/Black Rage', is set for the end of October and going on into November while Hill’s new single will be out sometime in the Autumn as well.
Entitled 'Black Rage' this will be the first we’ve heard from Lauryn Hill since her 2010 single, 'Repercussions' but Hill is keeping things fairly vague on any further details saying, "I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it. I've been a long standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization. As artists we have opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving." Check out the confirmed tour dates below.
- Oct. 29 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
- Oct. 31 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
- Nov. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
- Nov. 4 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
- Nov. 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
- 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
Former Fugee Lauryn Hill could be facing jail for failing to pay her taxes, again. [read more]
Hill released her newest single, 'consumerism', while she was still incarcerated, explaining that she "felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven't been able to watch the news too much recently, so I'm not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens." [read more]
She's released it just before her release from prison as a statement of intent - but what does it mean? [read more]
After failing to file tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007, Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison this May. To avoid jail, she signed a million dollar recording contract with Sony as well as taking out a loan with the bank yet, last month, was jailed for failure to pay taxes; her last resort attempt to make some money having failed. [read more]