Lauryn Hill

Apr
25
Lauryn Hill Launches Label with Sony, Addresses Financial Troubles

Lauryn Hill

Earlier this week, it was reported that Lauryn Hill had signed a new record deal to help pay off some of her tax debt. The former Fugees frontwoman, who is facing jail time, is now sharing more details surrounding the agreement. As part of the lucrative deal, she will launch her own label with Sony and release new music there.

“I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music,” the mother of six writes in an open letter.

The deal was reported to be worth $1 million dollars, but she says those figures are incorrect. “The nature of my new business venture, as well as the dollar amount reported, was inaccurate, only a portion of the overall deal,” she explains.

The 37-year-old singer attributes her current financial position to “a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements.” It was reported that she owes $968,000 in back taxes, but her lawyer is confident that she will pay off the debt prior to her sentencing on May 6.

Read Ms. Hill’s letter below.

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Apr
22
Lauryn Hill Puts Off Prison, Signs Million-Dollar Deal with Sony

Ms. Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill was scheduled to be sentenced for tax evasion today, but her case has been delayed for two weeks. She appeared in a Newark courtroom, where it was revealed that she has signed a lucrative deal with Sony.

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Oct
30
Lauryn Hill Debuts ‘Black Rage’ in Dallas

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill kicked off her “Life Is Good/Black Rage” joint tour with Nas last night in Dallas. The former Fugees frontwoman performed her classics and debuted the tour’s namesake, “Black Rage,” reciting the lyrics. The powerful record deals with the derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse.

“Obviously this is a song about confrontation,” explained Ms. Hill, who is facing three years behind bars after pleading guilty to tax evasion. “Black rage is founded on drainin’ and drainin’/ Threatenin’ of freedom to stop your complainin’/ Pausin’ your water while they say it’s rainin’/ Then call you mad for complainin’, complainin’.”

The rebellious singer continued with the spoken-word diatribe. “Try if you must, but you can’t have my soul,” she laughed. “Black rage is founded on ungodly control/ So when the dog fight and when the beat ends, and when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad.”

Listen to Lauryn’s thought-provoking lyrics.

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Oct
26
Jhené Aiko to Open for Nas and Lauryn Hill Tour

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko is hitting the road with hip-hop royalty. The up-and-coming songstress will join Nas and Lauryn Hill on tour this month.

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Sep
19
Nas and Lauryn Hill Announce ‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ Tour

Nas and Lauryn Hill

Hip-hop history is about to be made. Nas and Lauryn Hill are teaming up this fall on their co-headlining “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour.

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Sep
5
Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, and Diddy Attend Chris Lighty’s Funeral

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, Diddy, and Nick Cannon gathered to pay their respects to Chris Lighty at a memorial service in New York City on Wednesday.

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Aug
20
Lauryn Hill Turns Down Oprah Interview

Lauryn Hill and Oprah

Oprah has interviewed everyone from Michael Jackson to President Obama, but there’s one celebrity who has evaded her. According to the media mogul, Lauryn Hill turned down an offer to sit down with her.

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