Lauryn Hill was last night’s musical guest on Jimmy Fallon and she performed her Nina Simone tribute “Feeling Good”, one of her 6 contributions to the Nina Simone tribute album. Watch Lauryn’s few and far between appearance on national TV above.
An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.
Raw realness from Ms. Lauryn Hill tonight, her release of a track she recorded in her living room that finds extra meaning with the ongoing Ferguson uprise. I’m vibing with this, as I’m sure Lauryn’s legions of fans will.
DOWNLOAD: Lauryn Hill “Black Rage”
Drake’s annual homecoming for OVO Fest took place last night and it wasn’t short on surprise guests. How about this for a rolodex?
J. Cole, G-Unit, Usher, YG, Tinashe, DJ Khaled, his OVO Crew: PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, and OB O’Brien, Trey Songz and even Lauryn Hill. Not in attendance: Kendrick Lamar, as you may assume, but Drake did shout him out.
The star-studded affair also included Drake “flying” above the crowd performing “Marvin’s Room”. Lowkey, I’ve always wanted to see someone perform above and with the crowd… but if I were Drake, maybe choose a song like “Started From The Bottom”? Still, very cool.
Peruse the various clips for your fix below (and the best image to come out of OVO Fest).
You should’ve followed all my moves, youAnnotate won’t realize ’til after
And if I left shit to chance I would’ve picked a name like Chance the Rapper
No offense cause I don’t know that nigga
I’m focused on makin’ records and gettin’ bigger
Just hits, no misses, that’s for the married folk
Tell ’em fix my suite up cause I’m comin’ home
I heard they talkin’ crazy, I was out of town
You know they love to pop all that shit when I’m not around
The Johnny Manziel bromance continues and Drake addresses Chance, and Jay Z perhaps? *nods head*, in successive lines above on this Lauryn Hill-sampled track. It’s this “Doo Wop” sample put on by Boi-1da, Syk, & Ducko McFli that becomes the perfect backdrop for Drake to put on his rap cap and fire out a fury of boastful lines. I thought it was well-executed all the way around and find myself nodding to this one and laughing at Drake’s choice for the cover art. Ha! Manziel isn’t the only draft day prospect getting a hat tip in the song; Drake also shouts out his fellow Toronto-bred homie Andrew Wiggins, who officially declared for the NBA Draft on Monday. Tweet us what you think of Drake’s new track!
NOTE: The Jay Z sublims are a response to the Jay’s recent lines in the new “We Made It” with Jay Electronica.
It’s always a treat to see Lauryn Hill live nowadays and she just graced the Miami 9 Mile Music Fest stage this past weekend with high energy and all her hits to perform. Another new Camovement by Cam Be captures “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, “How Many Mics”, “Ready Or Not”, and “Final Hour”. Once again, I love how the audio and visuals are illustrated, it feels like it’s really there as Cam mixes in up close footage with wider shots of her and the band. There are a lot of subtleties to see all the way across the edited medley. If you enjoy this, also check out the Camovement on the Marleys below!
You’ve heard of 8 Mile, right? Well, much south of Detroit in Miami is 9 Mile — the music fest. And our own Cam Be, who’s out in Miami, was at the fest and captured these amazing photos of Lauryn Hill, Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley, and even Shaggy and Sean Paul. Browse the gallery above and keep it locked for the moving visuals later today.
High energy abound from Lauryn Hill, who shows up as musical guest on last night’s Letterman, performing a Beatles classic: “Something”. The band added a unique energy to the track that Lauryn’s female vocals are already doing to the Beatles. Nice mix, and a nice performance to watch ICYMI above.