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On February 29, 2016 the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute (HARI), began its archive of 200 of the most influential hiphop albums. Curated by Patrick Douthit (9th Wonder) and in collaboration with other hiphop producers, the Classic Crates Collection will begin with four albums. Beginning 2017, ten albums (minimum) will be archived into the collection each year. The 2016 inaugural collection includes:
- The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
- Illmatic by Nas
- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
- To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Read more at HipHopArchive.org.
Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now: sick and tired of being sick and tired. -MLH
Ms. Lauryn Hill’s performance for Austin City Limits premiered this past weekend, and the episode is now available online. You can watch the concert video below along with two web-exclusive performances of “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” and “Mystery of Iniquity” that were not included in the broadcast.
For additional air times on PBS, check your local listings.
Ms. Lauryn Hill at Austin City Limits broadcast set list
MS. LAURYN HILL, IN ASSOCIATION WITH LIVE NATION AND TIDAL, HAS ANNOUNCED THE MLH CARAVAN: A DIASPORA CALLING! CONCERT SERIES.
“The MLH Caravan allows me to continue the theme of unity and celebration of the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora while on tour this summer and fall. In these days of tension, tumult and transition, an exchange of this kind can yield direction, expression, understanding and empowerment as well as connection, self Love and appreciation that hopefully overflows into our respective communities.” -MLH
With the overwhelming success of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s inaugural Diaspora Calling! at Brooklyn’s historic Kings Theater, she has announced the MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series. The tour, presented by Ms. Hill, in association with Live Nation and global music and entertainment platform, Tidal, will be kicking off August 27th in Philadelphia, PA and running through November, stopping in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and many more cities along the way (full dates below).
The concert series will bring aspects of the inaugural festival to the road. Each show will include special guest performances, by artists from throughout the African diaspora.
Full lineup for each show, as well as additional dates, to be announced in the coming weeks. On August 4th, TIDAL members will have access to an exclusive pre-sale beginning at 10:00am local time. Members can find details for purchasing tickets by logging in to their TIDAL accounts via web browser, desktop app or mobile app.
MLH CARAVAN: A DIASPORA CALLING! CONCERT SERIES DATES:
08/27/16 – Philadelphia, PA at The Mann Center
09/01/16 – Chicago, IL at Ravinia
09/02/16 – Detroit, MI at The Fillmore
09/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
09/13/16 – Louisville, KY at The Louisville Palace
09/16/16 – Toronto, ON at Massey Hall
09/18/16 – Cleveland, OH at Hard Rock Live Rocksino
09/22/16 – Indianapolis, IN at The Murat Theatre
09/24/16 – Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park
09/25/16 – Tuscaloosa, AL at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
10/01/16 – Boston, MA at Wang Theatre
11/01/16 – San Diego, CA at Copley Symphony Hall
11/06/16 – Seattle, WA at McCaw Hall
11/08/16 – Vancouver, BC at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/12/16 – Las Vegas, NV at The Foundry at SLS
11/13/16 – Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre
Ms. Lauryn Hill’s performance at Austin City Limits will begin airing this week on PBS. To find the exact TV showtimes in your area, check your local PBS listings.
Ms. Lauryn Hill ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton
Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced Diaspora Calling!, a charity festival from April 13-15 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, presented in association with TIDAL X. The festival will “present a series of events, focusing on various forms of visual art, and featuring performances by artists from Africa, and throughout the African diaspora.” Performers on April 15 include Hill, Machel Montano (Trinidad), Stephen “Ragga” Marley (Jamaica), Stonebwoy (Ghana), and more. … Friday’s event will be livestreamed, pre-paywall, via TIDAL.
Read more at Pitchfork.
Ms. Lauryn Hill joined The Weeknd for a performance of his song “In The Night” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the clip below:
Ms. Lauryn Hill will perform at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, April 29. Ticket information is available at NOJazzFest.com.
The festival, located at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, runs from April 22-May 1. Read the full lineup.