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Lauryn Hill

17 articles


Fugees: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Cliff Jones, MOJO, October 1996

COOL ALWAYS HAS CONTEXT. Tonight that context is the growing awareness that hip hop and black American music in general have embraced a new set ...

Triumph of the Hill — Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Columbia)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, September 1998

With her solo debut, Fugee Lauryn Hill claims a place in the pantheon of R&B greats. ...

Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Columbia) ****

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 3 October 1998

IF, SAY, Embrace were to sit around in the studio talking about paper rounds and puberty and stuff, they'd never dream of recording snippets and ...

Hip Hop Don't Stop

Overview by David Bennun, Hot Air, 1999

A LITTLE over two minutes into The Fugees' 1996 hit 'Ready Or Not', the voice of Lauryn Hill is thrown into relief by a brief ...

Lauryn Hill

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, February 1999

“Observe how a queen do...” ('Final Hour') ...

Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 8 February 1999

When Lauryn Hill played Brixton, it looked like the venue was braced for a riot. But the only rampaging mob was on stage. Caroline Sullivan ...

Tribal Movement: Hip Hop in 1998

Overview by Miles Marshall Lewis, Village Voice, The, 2 March 1999

A TRIBE CALLED Quest died for the sins of hip hop in 1998, so the story goes. R.I.P. And roll away the stone. ...

Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, April 1999

FOLLOWING THE phenomenal success of The Score, in some critics' eyes the time was right for a Fugees backlash. After all, what was so great ...

Soulless Diva: Lauryn Hill

Comment by Everett True, Stranger, The, 1 April 1999

I'M NOT DENYING she has looks, and talent, and a silky-smooth voice which can seduce even the most cynical listener. ...

Lauryn Hill: Theatre at Madison Square Garden, NY

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 1999

DID SOMEONE say breakout hit? Anyone who doubts the massive crossover impact of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill need only cast an eye across the ...

Lauryn Hill: Evening News Arena, Manchester

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, 12 June 1999


Lauryn Hill: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 12 June 1999


Miss Education: Lauryn Hill

Interview by Simon Witter, Times, The, 19 June 1999

With five Grammies on her mantelpiece, two children and a charity to her name, singer Lauryn Hill has achieved an awful lot at the tender ...

Lauryn Hill: MTV Unplugged 2.0

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Village Voice, The, July 2002

I can faithfully, honestly say that hiphop is dead. – Q-Tip Hiphop being counterculture, underground culture, that's sorta dead. It's all mainstream. It's just ...

Lauryn Hill: MTV Unplugged

Review by John Aizlewood, Blender, Summer 2002

IT SOUNDS LIKE either madness or genius, and it's actually a bit of both. As her follow-up to 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which ...

Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Review by Lloyd Bradley,, 2012

Hill’s multi-award-winning debut became part of the mainstream on its own terms. ...

Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 21 September 2014

The one-time leading light of 90s R&B ditched neo-soul subtleties in favour of ear-splitting hip-hop on the first date of her short UK tour ...

see also Fugees, The


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