Tag: lauryn hill

Nicki Minaj’s Dream Collaborator Is An Unexpected Hip-Hop Legend

For those who thought the Queen of rap was in retirement, think again. Last night Nicki Minaj returned in full force, with her new single “Fractions,” (which is drawing ample criticism for the way it references her husband’s accuser), and the re-release of her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty on streaming services for the […]

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‘There Is a Space Where Activism and Art Collide’: The Root Presents: It’s Lit! Talks Narrating a Black Experience With Jasmine Mans

Illustration: Angelica Alzona, Photo: Redens Desrosiers It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Jasmine Mans may be best known for her viral poem, Footnotes for Kanye, but her latest volume of poetry, Black Girl, Call Home, is more than pop cultural phenomenon; “It is a conjuring. It is a request. It is […]

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A List of All the Biases That Prevent Me From Considering Drake One of the Greatest Rappers Ever (Which He, Unfortunately, Is)

Photo: Claus Andersen (Getty Images) 1. He reminds me of hotel shampoo so much that I’ve just started calling him Hotel Shampoo. Advertisement 2. The irrational and disproportionate emotional and spiritual attachment I have to the rappers I listened to and loved when I was younger, which makes it more difficult for a “newer” person […]

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If It’s Up Then It’s Stuck in History: Cardi B Is the 1st Ever Female Rapper With a Certified Diamond Single for ‘Bodak Yellow’

Cardi B attends the the Road to “Fast & Furious 9″ Concert on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.Photo: Scott Roth/Invision/AP (AP) Cardi B burst into the hip-hop scene letting us know that she made “money moves” and she made “bloody moves.” She tried to tell us! Cut to a few years later and Cardi is making […]

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The Black Messiah aka D’Angelo Made His Verzuz Debut to Close Out Black History Month and I’m Still Not Over It

D’Angelo performs at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Y’all. I’m still not over it. No, seriously—I’m not. It’s been nearly 48 hours since the ever-elusive artist D’Angelo blessed us all with his “D’Angelo and Friends” Verzuz battle at the legendary […]

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Lauryn Hill Is The First Female Rapper With A Diamond Album Thanks To ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’

Lauryn Hill’s critically acclaimed debut album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill arrived two decades ago, but it’s still waves. Back in the day it gifted her a No. 1 single with “Doo Wop (That Thing).” It also took home the Grammy Award for Album Of The Year, making it the first hip-hop album to do […]

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Tayla Parx Covers Marvin Gaye, Lauryn Hill, And Kirk Franklin For Her Stunning ‘A Blue State’ EP

Tayla Parx is less than two months away from releasing her sophomore record, but that isn’t stopping the singer from first sharing a standalone project. She’s now taking a break from her album rollout, which has graced us with tracks like “Dance Alone.” Instead, Parx shares the soulful EP A Blue State, featuring covers of […]

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Kanye West Previews A New Lauryn Hill-Sampling Track, ‘Believe What I Say’

Following the events of the past two weeks, in which he publicly voiced his frustrations with his recording deal with Sony and Universal, it appeared that Kanye West would refrain from releasing new music. While that fight is far from over, as he recently outlined new “recording and publishing deal guidelines,” Kanye surprised fans with […]

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Lauryn Hill Performs 20-Minute Set in Louis Vuitton’s Latest Ad

Screenshot: YouTube Lauryn Hill performed a special 20-minute set in her home state of New Jersey, which will serve as the backdrop for Louis Vuitton’s 2021 Men’s Spring/Summer Fashion Show in Shanghai. Advertisement “Ms. Lauryn Hill is, to me, forever a muse,” Louis Vuitton Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh said in a statement accompanying the […]

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