Black Music Month Spotlight: Ms. Lauryn Hill at Bonaroo 2014

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Lauryn HillShe may have been away for a while, but Ms. Lauryn Hill didn’t miss a beat at the Bonaroo 2014 Music Festival this month.
 
Fans are always elated when the eight-time Grammy-award winning rapper/singer makes a rare appearance, and based on posts all over the Internet, this time was no different.

Billboard reported: “Lauryn Hill strode onstage hours after performing herself in The Other Tent, ending the long night with a four-song set as Skrillex effectively played the role of a hype man. “Lost Ones” was delivered at rapid speed, and she covered Bob Marley & The Wailers’ “Jamming” minutes after Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley had departed the stage.”

Back in April, the New Jersey native whose 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” sold 12 million records worldwide and is still a favorite of her generation, performed with Nas at Coachella.

“Miseducation” received critical acclaim for its feminist themes and neo-soul sound mixed with rap and reggae that has become Hill’s signature sound.  

Before “Miseducation”, her solo effort, Hill was a member of The Fugees (with producer Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel) whose album “The Score” won Album of the Year in 1996.  

In July, Hill is scheduled to performed in Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; and Raleigh, NC.

Read more at Billboard.