DESPITE RESEMBLING A YOUNG SHYHEIM, LAURYN HILL SEEMS TO BE BACK ON HER SHIT

She was poised to be the hip-hop generations’ reincarnation of Aretha Franklin. When her first album dropped, I remember listening to it with five hard body dudes on Fordham Road in DJ Ransom’s Camry, passing around a new strain of trees called Hydro in complete silence.

Amidst a tumultuous break up with Coca-Cola advertising legend, Sergio Zyman’s daughter, The Ex-Factor made me cry. Twice.

Strong, intelligent, talented, black and beautiful. I didn’t want to fuck Lauryn, I wanted to wash her hair, surprise her with a slice of cheese cake, and hold her hand as we perused mango’s at a Brooklyn farmers market. She was the baddest bitch.

Years of drinking, marrying a Marley, and 35 kids later, she resurfaced as a disheveled out of breath diva delivering paltry albums and performances. How hard they fall.

I was pleased to see this footage taken from the Openair Frauenfeld Festival in Switzerland this past Saturday. The gawdess sounds good.

And speaking of Shyheim…

2 Responses to “DESPITE RESEMBLING A YOUNG SHYHEIM, LAURYN HILL SEEMS TO BE BACK ON HER SHIT”

  1. el caballero Says:

    I saw Lauryn at Smoking Grooves sometime in high school when she was on the bill w/ Jurassic 5, Truth Hurts, OutKast and the Roots. She did an acoustic guitar set that was truly one of the saddest most uncomfortable moments I’ve ever sat through at a show. This includes both times I saw T-Pain

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  2. tracy Says:

    I truly like Lauren…but I don’t think she’ll ever make a real come back.
    Her season has passed.

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