Lauryn Hill

Jan
11
Lauryn Hill Narrates Sundance Documentary ‘Concerning Violence’ [Trailer]

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is not only speaking out through her music, but also in a new documentary. The Fugees frontwoman serves as narrator of Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson’s Concerning Violence.

The film, which is set to debut at this month’s Sundance Film Festival, explores African liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s through archival footage and excerpts from psychologist Frantz Fanon’s anticolonial text The Wretched of the Earth, reports Indiewire.

Ms. Hill is set to resume her “Homecoming Series” of shows on January 26 in Huntington, NY. Throughout the month of February, she will also stop in Charlotte, Atlanta, and Miami.

Additionally, she is readying a new project, Letters From Exile, for release on her label, Obverse Creation Music.

Watch a teaser clip of Concerning Violence below.

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Dec
18
Lauryn Hill Performs ‘Ex-Factor’ at First Post-Prison Show

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Ms. Lauryn Hill returned to the stage during her first post-prison show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom last month. The Grammy-winning singer put a reggae twist on her 1998 single “Ex-Factor” on the first stop of her “Homecoming Concert Series.”

The tour continues tonight in Boston with upcoming shows in Red Bank, NJ (12/22), Huntington, NY (12/26), and Port Chester, NY (12/28).

Lauryn has launched a joint label with Sony ATV, Obverse Creation Music, and is readying a new body of work, Letters From Exile.

Watch her powerful performance below.

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Nov
18
Lauryn Hill Announces ‘Homecoming’ Concerts

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Lauryn Hill is returning to the stage. The Fugees frontwoman will perform her first shows since being released from prison later this month in New York.

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Oct
8
Lauryn Hill Thanks Fans in Open Letter

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Days after being released from prison, Lauryn Hill is speaking out and showing her appreciation. The Fugees frontwoman has penned a “letter of recognition” to her supporters.

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Oct
4
Lauryn Hill Released From Prison

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Lauryn Hill is a free woman once again. The Fugees frontwoman was released from federal prison after serving her 3-month sentence for tax evasion.

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Oct
3
New Music: Ms. Lauryn Hill – ‘Consumerism’

Consumerism

On the eve of her release from prison, Ms. Lauryn Hill liberates a new song entitled “Consumerism.” The powerful track, which was recorded pre-prison and mixed while she was behind bars, was inspired by her recent experiences and will appear on her upcoming project Letters From Exile.

She released the song with the following statement.

“‘Consumerism’ is a track coming out on the eve of Ms. Hill’s release. She wanted to get this music out while she was incarcerated, as it is a product of the space she was in while she was going through some of the challenges she has been faced with recently.”

You can stream the song and read her letter below.

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Jul
19
Lauryn Hill Sends Message From Prison

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Lauryn Hill reported to prison earlier this month, where she is currently serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. She took the time to check in with her fans and update them on her progress.

In a letter on her Tumblr page, the Fugees frontwoman said that although it took her some time to adjust, she is doing well. She has been treated favorably and has been getting along with her fellow inmates.

“Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them,” said Ms. Hill.

In the short time that she’s been behind bars, she has received a lot of mail and expressed her gratitude to those who took the time to send their words of encouragement. She also thanked individual fans who wrote her letters.

Lauryn is serving her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, described as a “minimum security type facility” where inmates live in “barracks type” housing.

Read her note below.

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