Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Guarding The Gates”

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Queen & SlimTragically, Ms. Lauryn Hill hasn’t released a proper studio album since her endlessly revered 1998 debut The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. Sometimes, I’ve wondered what a new Hill album would sound like, and based on the ways she has switched up the Miseducation songs in her live shows, I have imagined … More »

Pusha-T – “Coming Home” (Feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill)

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Pusha-T - "Coming Home" (Feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill)Just two days ago, Pusha-T officially released the Kash Doll collab “Sociopath,” a Daytona outtake that leaked back in April. Today he’s back with another new track presented with the same graphic design. King Push tells Beats 1’s Ebro Darden that he’s building toward another album before year’s end and is currently sitting … More »

Watch Lizzo Pay Tribute To Sister Act 2 At The MTV TV & Movie Awards

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LizzoThis past weekend, Lizzo paid tribute to one iconic ’90s singer and rapper. As Missy Elliott was being inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Lizzo performed Elliott’s 1997 track “Sock It 2 Me,” with Elliott’s original collaborator Da Brat assisting. And last night, Lizzo did something similar for an entirely different ’90s … More »

Mad Cool adds Lauryn Hill, Empire Of The Sun, The Gossip, and more to already expansive 2019 lineup

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Mad Cool adds Lauryn Hill, Empire Of The Sun, The Gossip, and more to already expansive 2019 lineupMad Cool Festival Main Stage

Mad Cool’s lineup arrives as an exemplification of its name. Madrid’s multifarious music festival, Mad Cool is genre amorphous from its headliners to its flanking acts. Lauryn Hill, Empire Of The Sun, The Gossip, and Prophets Of Rage appear as the newest headliners to top the bill, which already touts Bon Iver, The National, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Cure. Festival organizers have added several more artists to the festival’s expansive collection of talent, including Marina–formerly of Marina & The Diamonds–Let’s Eat Grandma, SG Lewis, Black Honey, Haiku Hands, and more.

A veritable sonic sampler, Mad Cool merges many genres, including, of course, the electronic. The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Charlotte De Witte, Eric Prydz, Years & Years, and Bonobo represent just some of Mad Cool’s dance selections. Mad Cool will host its musically explorative 2019 iteration from July 11-13. Tickets to the festival are currently available for purchase, here.

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The 13 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2018

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The Juiciest Beefs Of 2018Being online often feels like witnessing a chaotic, nonstop reality TV show. We’re given windows into the private lives of everyone we didn’t know we were supposed to care about, alerted whenever Ariana Grande cuts her hair or Cher has a thought. There are the couples we’re … More »

Watch Kanye West & Teyana Taylor Perform “We Got Love” On SNL

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Kanye West & Teyana Taylor“Love is the new money.” That’s the mantra of the poppy, dance-y, sing-songy track Kanye West and Teyana Taylor performed on Saturday Night Live’s season premiere. It’s called “We Got Love,” and it got left off Taylor’s great, Kanye-produced album K.T.S.E. due to sample clearance issues. Will it instead appear on … More »

Lauryn Hill Responds To Robert Glasper’s Accusations That She Stole Music And Mistreated Her Band

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Earlier this month, Robert Glasper accused Lauryn Hill of stealing music and mistreating her band. He said, “Miseducation was made by great musicians and producers that I know, personally.” Today, she shared a response to Glasper’s claims in a Medium post titled, “Addressing Robert Glasper and other common misconceptions about me (in no … More »

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Turns 20

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Lauryn-Hill-The-Miseducation-Of-Lauryn-HillWithin one week earlier this year, two absolutely massive artists released singles that were both built around a sample of the same song. That song, Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” turns 20 tomorrow, as does The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, the album from which it came. “Ex-Factor” cannot possibly be an easy song to sample. “Ex-Factor” samples … More »

Robert Glasper Accuses Lauryn Hill Of Stealing Music, Mistreating Band

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Robert Glasper, Lauryn HillRobert Glasper went in on Lauryn Hill in a recent interview on The Madd Hatta Morning Show in Houston, as XXL points out. The musician and producer accused Hill of mistreating her band members and claimed that she effectively stole the music on her landmark 1998 debut album, The Miseducation OfMore »

Flow 2018 Offers A Diverse, Gratifying Answer At The End Of Festival Season

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There are a lot of festivals that happen later in the year, but often it feels like a last gasp for the summer season by the time we get to early August. Stateside, we have two remaining primary ones, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, the former of which usually has one of the more straightforward lineups … More »