Watch Lauryn Hill’s Post-Prison New York Performance [Video]
Guess who’s back! Lauryn Hill held her first post-prison show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom last Wednesday (Nov. 27). According to the New York Times, the ex-Fugee member performed mostly her classic songs and one new track.
During her two-hour set, Ms. Hill dived into selections from her most revered album, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ and added her own spin to them.
For example, on 'Lost Ones,' L. Boogie stay true to the original version before signaling the band to switch it up and play a reggae groove to the mix.
Among the highlights were Ms. Hill singing “Happy Birthday” for an audience member and her son, Joshua, spitting a freestyle from his phone for the audience.
Finally, for an encore, Ms. Hill turned 'Consumerism’ into a spoken-word statement without music. "Modernism has created modern prisons / Neo-McCarthyisms, new colonialisms / Impositions, superstitions, violence and contradictions / False pretense and no convictions," she recited.
Ms. Hill's homecoming concert was her first onstage performance since serving three months in federal prison for tax evasion.
The Grammy award-winning rapper will continue her trek through New Year’s Eve. Among the major cities she will be performing at include Washington D.C., Boston and back to New York.
We are glad that Lauryn Hill is back on the road and in rare form. Welcome back!
Watch Lauryn Hill's Son Perform a Freestyle at New York's Bowery Ballroom
Watch Lauryn Hill Perform 'Consumerism' at New York's Bowery Ballroom