Ms. Lauryn Hill debuted her new song, “Black Rage,” during the first show of the “Life Is Good/Black Rage” Tour with Nas on Monday in Dallas. Ms. Hill has described the song as being “about the derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse” and “a juxtaposition to the statement ‘life is good,’ which she believes can only be so when these long standing issues are addressed and resolved.” You can watch part of this performance in the fan video below:

The Dallas Observer wrote, “A re-appropriation of ‘A Few of My Favorite Things,’ Rage is a smart articulation of the social and political constructs informing her description of black rage. And yes, it focuses on racial dynamics, on the description of oppression and its aftermath. The crowd was listening to every word, and afterward, Hill presented the lyrics for those who may have lost them in the contagious beat: “Black rage is founded on draining and draining/Threaten your freedom, so you’ll stop complaining/Poison the water, while they say it’s raining/They call you mad for complaining, complaining/Old time bureaucracy, drugging the youth/Black rage is founded on blocking the truth.”

It was church in there, and I mean that as compliment. She looked back out and said, “Don’t let them tell you who you are. Sometimes you are ahead of the curve. They don’t know what to do with you when you are ahead of the curve.”

Read more at the Dallas Observer.


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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas have confirmed a new concert date on November 12th at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, and a second show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on December 1st! Ms. Hill also will headline New Zealand’s Raggamuffin Festival on February 2, 2013. Ms. Hill, who first performed at the festival in 2010, “is the most requested artist by the Raggamuffin fanbase,” the festival said in its official announcement.


Ms. Lauryn Hill has added a concert date on November 26th at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 19th. Visit TicketForce.com for more details.


Ms. Lauryn Hill will play two additional concerts in November! On November 28th, she will perform at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, and on November 30th, she and Nas will perform at The Wiltern in Los Angeles:


Life Is Good/Black Rage Tour!
Tickets Go On Sale this Friday, September 21st
Pre-sale in Select Markets to Begin this Thursday, September 20th

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas On Tour

Hip-Hop and music superpowers Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill announce the Life Is Good/Black Rage tour, dates this fall. Both musicians, who are responsible for influencing a generation of music lovers, will share the stage for an experience that fans have long been waiting for. Tickets can be purchased beginning this Friday, with a pre-sale in select markets beginning Thursday.

The tour takes its name from Nas’s groundbreaking #1 album, Life Is Good and “Black Rage,” a new song by Ms. Lauryn Hill about the derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse. The track, which will be released this fall, is described by Ms. Hill as a juxtaposition to the statement “life is good,” which she believes can only be so when these long standing issues are addressed and resolved.

“I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” said Ms. Hill. “I’ve been a long standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization. As artists we have opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving.”

“This is history,” Nas said. “Better late than never. Life is good!”

Dates for the ‘Life Is Good/Black Rage Tour:


Ms. Lauryn Hill and special guests performed in support of ONEXONE at Toronto’s Kool Haus this weekend. Toronto Life reports that Ms. Hill “was awesome. For almost two hours, without a lull or false step, she rocked the heck out, singing and rapping hits from her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, along with a clutch of Fugees songs.” Here’s a photo from the show:

Ms. Lauryn Hill at ONEXONE

Photo credit: George Pimentel


Ms. Lauryn Hill made a surprise appearance at this year’s Rock the Bells, joining Nas to perform “If I Ruled The World.” She followed up by performing additional songs including “Lost Ones,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Ready Or Not,” prompting The New York Times to write that Ms. Hill “unleashed husky torrents of rhymes, as fast as any of the men.” You can watch part of her performance in the fan video below.


Ms. Lauryn Hill has scheduled a benefit concert for ONEXONE on September 8th at the Diesel Lounge, Kool Haus in Toronto, Ontario. ONEXONE is a charity that works to improve the health, wellness and vitality of children around the world. To get tickets, please visit InkTickets.

Ms. Lauryn Hill benfit concert for ONEXONE


Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill were the closing acts at the 2012 Openair Frauenfeld Festival in Switzerland on July 7th. Ms. Hill joined Nas during his set for a rendition of “If I Ruled The World.” She also performed a set of her solo and Fugee hits, including “Lost Ones,” “Everything Is Everything,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Here is a fan video of “Ready Or Not.”