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The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Jun 7th, 2011

http://hiphopwired.com/2011/06/06/lauryn-hill-pregnant-with-sixth-child/

Lauryn Hill has announced that she's pregnant once again with her sixth child.

The Fugees singer made the official announcement at her Detroit concert, telling fans,

“I'm going to be taking time off to give birth.”

http://hiphopwired.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/lauryn-hill-in-detroit-5-e1307359629948.jpg

The songstress has five children; 13-year-old Zion, 12-year-old Selah, 9-year-old Joshua, 7-year-old John, and 3-year-old Sarah.

M.S.F
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:27 PM
I want her to make music again :sad:

Annie.
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Lauryn...:sobbing:

Stop popping out children and pop out an album dammit! :mad:

She know those Marley men are fertile, clutch your uterus and run girl!!!

The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Her "husband" Rohan Marley on twitter :tape:

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Romarley (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley) ROHAN MARLEY @@HipHopWired (http://twitter.com/HipHopWired) 2 things ,I'm not married *nd I don't have anyone expecting anything ...

10 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley/status/77737326930956288)



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BritniDWrites (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites) britni danielle @You sure? RT @Romarley (http://twitter.com/Romarley) @HipHopWired (http://twitter.com/HipHopWired) 2 things ,I'm not married *nd I don't have anyone expecting anything ...

6 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites/status/77805812713664512)


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Romarley (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley) ROHAN MARLEY @@BritniDWrites (http://twitter.com/BritniDWrites) You're Kidding Right

6 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley/status/77807739123937280)

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BritniDWrites (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites) britni danielle @@Romarley (http://twitter.com/Romarley) so we are clear: 1) you're not married to your ex-wife OR Lauryn, and 2) she isn't preggo w/ your child, but someone elses?

6 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites/status/77808321863749632)


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BritniDWrites (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites) britni danielle @Romarley (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley) ROHAN MARLEY @@BritniDWrites (http://twitter.com/BritniDWrites) That's correct, Until I say out of my mouth to the contrary

5 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley/status/77816367725821953)


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BritniDWrites (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites) britni danielle @@Romarley (http://twitter.com/Romarley) Ok. I'll take it. But you do realize that the *until I say something contrary* addendum cast doubt on your statement.

5 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites/status/77818531768569856)




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Romarley (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley) ROHAN MARLEY @@BritniDWrites (http://twitter.com/BritniDWrites) trust me the info out there is so incorrect for so many years.. Thx for twitter, I check a few things..

5 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/Romarley/status/77819436744179714)


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BritniDWrites (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites) britni danielle @@Romarley (http://twitter.com/Romarley) The downside of being SO private (when you're a pub. figure) however is that stories grow when left unchecked

5 hours ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/BritniDWrites/status/77820150488899584)

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The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Lauryn...:sobbing:

Stop popping out children and pop out an album dammit! :mad:

She know those Marley men are fertile, clutch your uterus and run girl!!!

Those Marley men = trifling.

You know he fathered a child with Lauryns COUSIN. :rolleyes:

Super Dave
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:37 PM
:help:

Annie.
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Those Marley men = trifling.

You know he fathered a child with Lauryns COUSIN. :rolleyes:

WHAT?! :help:

And wasn't he suppose to be legally married to someone else when she was poppin' out his tribe?

The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:48 PM
WHAT?! :help:

And wasn't he suppose to be legally married to someone else when she was poppin' out his tribe?

That's what I heard.

My understanding is that Lauryn and him never legally married cuz he never divorce the wife he married in college.

Oh and apparently Lauryn was fucking with Wyclef when she met Rohan and didn't know who the daddy of her first born (Zion) was till he was born... that Wyclef went to the hospital too cuz he thought the baby was his too :unsure:

Annie.
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:57 PM
That's what I heard.

My understanding is that Lauryn and him never legally married cuz he never divorce the wife he married in college.

Oh and apparently Lauryn was fucking with Wyclef when she met Rohan and didn't know who the daddy of her first born (Zion) was till he was born... that Wyclef went to the hospital too cuz he thought the baby was his too :unsure:


Yeah I knew about the whole Wyclef thing. Apparently most of Miseducation was about her relationship w/ him :o

She has made some extremely questionable choices when it comes to men. We're never going to get another album now :sad:

Apoleb
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:01 PM
She had a song a couple of years ago called Lose Myself which I loved.

I think her issues with this upcoming album are also psychological. She wants to top Miseducation and she won't accept anything except perfection.

The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Yeah I knew about the whole Wyclef thing. Apparently most of Miseducation was about her relationship w/ him :o

She has made some extremely questionable choices when it comes to men. We're never going to get another album now :sad:

Don't think I haven't been through the same predicament ...

WVpT-3wBNoQ

azinna
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Sigh...

Infiniti2001
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:07 PM
I'm jealous of her uterus :sobbing:

The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:15 PM
She had a song a couple of years ago called Lose Myself which I loved.

I think her issues with this upcoming album are also psychological. She wants to top Miseducation and she won't accept anything except perfection.

you know, I think she probably suffered from some sort of post partum depression what with having all those babies so close together, then not having a trustworthy and supportive man by her side can not have helped. Plus she's also been linked to some cultish leader by the name of Brother Anthony. I think all those factors lead to her derailment.

When I listen to that Unplugged album she put out in 2002 (?) I was struck by how insecure and sad she sounded- at one point she asks the audience "Who paid you to clap...?". She was laughing but to me it sounds like she really meant it...

The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:17 PM
We're never going to get another album now :sad:

I'm still hoping she will record something in the studio one day. She's only 36 and if she was a man 6 children would be nothing to her career. Hell, we probably wouldn't have heard of them.

Apoleb
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Good thing you reminded me of the Unplugged. I need to give it a spin. I love her singing there, despite the raspiness (which actually makes it better).

Annie.
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:24 PM
Don't think I haven't been through the same predicament ...

WVpT-3wBNoQ

I was just listening to this song, like literally 5 mins ago. :sobbing:

She's only 36 by the way. If she was a man 6 children would be nothing. Hell, we probably wouldn't have heard of them.

The thing is, she has stated in the past that her children are why she won't release another album; and if she does release another album, "it will only be to provide information to my own children." She says being a mother is her #1 priority. I can't be mad at that no matter how much I want to. I don't care if she ends up having 20 children,I just want some more music. Even if it is similar to Unplugged.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:39 PM
I'm jealous of her uterus :sobbing:

Hey :wavey: Sorry, I meant surrogate in the rep that I just gave you :tape: My iPad corrects spellings and i did not notice the correction till it was too late :p

Anyways, i had no idea she was on baby #6 :eek:

The Witch-king
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:51 PM
I was just listening to this song, like literally 5 mins ago. :sobbing:



The thing is, she has stated in the past that her children are why she won't release another album; and if she does release another album, "it will only be to provide information to my own children." She says being a mother is her #1 priority. I can't be mad at that no matter how much I want to. I don't care if she ends up having 20 children,I just want some more music. Even if it is similar to Unplugged.

I'd prefer a studio album, personally.

But I don't understand what's so hard to reconcile with being a mother and a recording artist at the same time... :unsure: I'm sure she could do it.

I miss her too. I loved her SOOOOOO much when I was younger. I remember starting a website dedicated to her back in '98 or '99 on fortunecity.com :sobbing: or was it geocities?? :lol: And I used to check out her website regularly for updates... of course there were none.

Annie.
Jun 7th, 2011, 09:49 PM
I'd prefer a studio album, personally.

But I don't understand what's so hard to reconcile with being a mother and a recording artist at the same time... :unsure: I'm sure she could do it.

I miss her too. I loved her SOOOOOO much when I was younger. I remember starting a website dedicated to her back in '98 or '99 on fortunecity.com :sobbing: or was it geocities?? :lol: And I used to check out her website regularly for updates... of course there were none.

A fellow L-Boogie stan?! :hug:

She has said that she wants her children to have a normal upbringing. Maybe she thinks that releasing a album and all of the responsibilities(press/tour, etc) will take away from the time she wants to spend w/ her children. Especially the younger ones(Isn't her youngest like, 2?).

I would prefer a studio album as well but beggars can't be choosy. At his point I'll just be glad to have any new music from her.

Annie.
Feb 17th, 2012, 12:11 AM
"Aren't you tired of losing our people?” Lauryn Hill asked the sold-out crowd just before singing her last song of the night. “I am.”

“Love your artists,” she continued. “When they falter, hold them accountable. But love them. People are now showing Whitney Houston the love and respect she should have received throughout her career — through all of it.”

Given the constant drubbing she's taken over the years — from the media and from disgruntled fans — it was easy to see that Hill's words were drawn from experience and weren't simply meant to apply to the recently deceased diva.

The commentary was also notable because it marked the first and only time all Tuesday night that Hill engaged the crowd with anything like banter or conversation. The first half of her 90-minute Valentine's evening concert at the Hollywood Palladium was marked by steely professionalism. She and her tightly rehearsed band seemed to press fast-forward as they raced through tunes from her Grammy-winning 1998 solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” at breakneck pace.

Trim and gorgeous, wearing a long, flowing black skirt, heavy jacket (that was never removed) and shiny metallic blouse, she initially gave off the effect of being a butterfly in a glass container, wings fluttering energetically but never breeching the protective barrier she'd erected between herself and her fans. There was a cool detachment that prevented the show from really catching fire, though every song was met with thunderous applause.

Radio hits and fan favorites alike — “Everything Is Everything,” “Final Hour,” “Forgive Them Father,” “The Sweetest Thing,” “When It Hurts So Bad,” an interminable “To Zion” — were given overhauled arrangements that upped their tempos, resulting in speed-reggae grooves and rapid-fire rapping. There was little space for real human emotion to come through the constricted grooves, and the performances seemed largely perfunctory.

The new soundscapes also seemed to mask her voice. Though her voice is huskier, now, it was often lovely — but noticeably less pliant, and clearly less up to the task of sustaining sung notes. This was glaringly evident during the “Miseducation” hit, “Ex-Factor.” In general, many of the verses of her songs were sort of yelled/semi-sung, though occasionally there were brief passages that she belted with some power, providing a bittersweet reminder of her past vocal glory.

Curiously, the breath control that was so shaky when she sang was near impeccable when she rapped, and at those moments that it was clear she remains without peer among female rappers. Her performance of “Lost Ones” saw her go into the zone, nailing every syllable she spat and sending the crowd into a frenzy.

But it was really only during the second half of the show, which she devoted to Fugees classics — “Ready or Not,” “How Many Mics,” “Fu Gee La,” “Killing Me Softly” — that she broke through the glass and connected with the crowd, stalking the stage with mic in hand, doing her patented Lauryn dance moves, and truly vibing. The show was then elevated to a whole other level that was, in moments, transcendent.

“I'm in transition, still,” she said just before closing her set with “Doo Wop (That Thing),” her biggest pop hit to date. “Be patient with me. New is coming.”

And with that, the place was turned into a roiling mosh of bodies jumping up and down, singing along, and remembering the time when Lauryn Hill ruled the world.

source (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/02/lauryn-hill-plays-it-cool-.html)

:sobbing: "New is coming"

The Dawntreader
Feb 17th, 2012, 01:11 AM
Is she just shitting out kids these days or what?

skanky~skanketta
Feb 17th, 2012, 02:11 AM
So we dont really know who the baby daddy is? Damn this gurl a ho!

The Witch-king
Feb 17th, 2012, 09:48 AM
A fellow L-Boogie stan?! :hug:

She has said that she wants her children to have a normal upbringing. Maybe she thinks that releasing a album and all of the responsibilities(press/tour, etc) will take away from the time she wants to spend w/ her children. Especially the younger ones(Isn't her youngest like, 2?).

I would prefer a studio album as well but beggars can't be choosy. At his point I'll just be glad to have any new music from her.

This is what I don't understand. Lauryn is obviously still performing with young children. In fact she was on stage a couple weeks after giving birth to the latest, so I don't believe it's the children preventing her from doing it. I think she has some mental block about releasing new material. Fear of failure perhaps.

"Aren't you tired of losing our people?” Lauryn Hill asked the sold-out crowd just before singing her last song of the night. “I am.”

“Love your artists,” she continued. “When they falter, hold them accountable. But love them. People are now showing Whitney Houston the love and respect she should have received throughout her career — through all of it.”

“I'm in transition, still,” she said just before closing her set with “Doo Wop (That Thing),” her biggest pop hit to date. “Be patient with me. New is coming.”

:sobbing: "New is coming"

People always say this after people die but nothing ever changes :shrug:. Nice words though.

And we've been patient, Lauryn :mad::rolleyes:

Annie.
Feb 17th, 2012, 11:38 AM
This is what I don't understand. Lauryn is obviously still performing with young children. In fact she was on stage a couple weeks after giving birth to the latest, so I don't believe it's the children preventing her from doing it. I think she has some mental block about releasing new material. Fear of failure perhaps.



People always say this after people die but nothing ever changes :shrug:. Nice words though.

And we've been patient, Lauryn :mad::rolleyes:

It's a possibility. Personally I don't think she wants to/doesn't know how to deal w/ the fame & being a celebrity. But who truly knows what's going on w/ Lauryn.

At this point she shouldn't worry about failure. It's been 13 years. If she ever releases anything, her real fans know it won't be anything like The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. I've accepted that. It's fine. I'd settle for another Unplugged type album. I just want some music. :sobbing:

Remember a couple years ago when that "Repercussions" track was released? Clearly it was dated, maybe some left over material from The Miseducation. But it still charted. She definitely won't sell like she did in the past, these are different times. But people still get excited when she says she's going to perform. And given her history of not showing up, or showing up extremely late; making her songs unrecognizable, & not singing great. People are still optimistic. Hopefully that has shown her that the love is still there for her.

Annie.
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:28 AM
Black Rage

d0FTGG-z4Fo

0o_fpRttaV4

The Witch-king
Nov 22nd, 2012, 09:25 AM
Thank you for that Annie. I'm bout to have a Lauryn Hill marathon now.

Pops Maellard
Nov 22nd, 2012, 11:09 AM
It wouldn't be too hard to distribute new music herself if she doesn't want the major label treatment. Her name alone would sell a few copies and even if it wouldn't chart/be a commercial success her fans would appreciate it :).

The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2013, 06:25 AM
from her tumblr http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/

It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.



I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process. This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye. This is an old conflict between art and commerce… free minds, and minds that are perhaps overly tethered to structure. This is about inequity, and the resulting disenfranchisement caused by it. I’ve been fighting for existential and economic freedom, which means the freedom to create and live without someone threatening, controlling, and/or manipulating the art and the artist, by tying the purse strings.



It took years for me to get out of the ‘parasitic’ dynamic of my youth, and into a deal that better reflects my true contribution as an artist, and (purportedly) gives me the control necessary to create a paradigm suitable for my needs. I have been working towards this for a long time, not just because of my current legal situation, but because I am an artist, I love to create, and I need the proper platform to do so.



The nature of my new business venture, as well as the dollar amount reported, was inaccurate, only a portion of the overall deal. Keep in mind, my past recordings have sold over 50,000,000 units worldwide, earning the label a tremendous amount of money (a fraction of which actually came to me).



Only a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements could put someone who has accomplished the things that I have, financially in need of anything. I am one artist who finds value in openly discussing the dynamics within this industry that force artists to compromise or distort themselves and what they do, rather than allowing them to make the music that people need. There are volumes that could (and will) be said.



MLH

azinna
Apr 26th, 2013, 11:58 AM
Can we just hear good music? Thank you, Ms Hill.

Number19
Apr 26th, 2013, 02:51 PM
Quit whining and grow up. And learn how to manage money.

VeeJJ
Apr 26th, 2013, 05:58 PM
Will this be done in between her 27th child birth?

Brooklyn90
Apr 26th, 2013, 06:45 PM
Hopefully this actually happens!

Annie.
Apr 26th, 2013, 10:08 PM
It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.



I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process. This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye. This is an old conflict between art and commerce… free minds, and minds that are perhaps overly tethered to structure. This is about inequity, and the resulting disenfranchisement caused by it. I’ve been fighting for existential and economic freedom, which means the freedom to create and live without someone threatening, controlling, and/or manipulating the art and the artist, by tying the purse strings.



It took years for me to get out of the ‘parasitic’ dynamic of my youth, and into a deal that better reflects my true contribution as an artist, and (purportedly) gives me the control necessary to create a paradigm suitable for my needs. I have been working towards this for a long time, not just because of my current legal situation, but because I am an artist, I love to create, and I need the proper platform to do so.



The nature of my new business venture, as well as the dollar amount reported, was inaccurate, only a portion of the overall deal. Keep in mind, my past recordings have sold over 50,000,000 units worldwide, earning the label a tremendous amount of money (a fraction of which actually came to me).



Only a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements could put someone who has accomplished the things that I have, financially in need of anything. I am one artist who finds value in openly discussing the dynamics within this industry that force artists to compromise or distort themselves and what they do, rather than allowing them to make the music that people need. There are volumes that could (and will) be said.

YASSSSS!!
http://i.imgur.com/kYGfmc1.gif

Annie.
Apr 26th, 2013, 10:09 PM
You should've added this to the other thread!! I've been shaking and crying ever since I heard the news. I CANNOT wait.

KarlyM*
Apr 26th, 2013, 10:15 PM
I'm not getting excited until the album is actually released. :p

In The Zone
Apr 26th, 2013, 10:52 PM
Quit whining and grow up. And learn how to manage money.

Basically.

Stamp Paid
Apr 26th, 2013, 11:02 PM
Black Rage

d0FTGG-z4Fo

0o_fpRttaV4
This song stirs my soul.

M.S.F
Apr 27th, 2013, 06:29 AM
Quit whining and grow up. And learn how to manage money.

Sadly, I agree :o
But at least she didn't waste all that time doing nothing.
Being a mother is hard and takes a lot of time if you take a good care of your children.

The Witch-king
Apr 27th, 2013, 06:42 AM
Basically.

is Britney still under conservatorship?

fedhingis67
Apr 29th, 2013, 03:23 AM
Ms. Hill

It's been so long.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m05bc1Jo0E1qzk95a.gif

VeeJJ
Apr 29th, 2013, 04:04 AM
is Britney still under conservatorship?

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma8r8xgKSY1ql5yr7o1_400.gif

Bitcccccccccccchhhhh!! Do not come.

The Witch-king
Apr 29th, 2013, 06:30 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma8r8xgKSY1ql5yr7o1_400.gif

Bitcccccccccccchhhhh!! Do not come.

You're a Britney SPEARS fan? :lol: Talking about people's MOTHERHOOD?? :rolls:

Will this be done in between her 27th child birth?
http://24.media.tumblr.com/da79261e4bab771b8682dd4ec4462cf6/tumblr_mlv99nQKmS1r3ty02o1_500.gif

Ok girl... :happy:

Annie.
May 4th, 2013, 11:27 PM
New Music!

http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/post/49613417504/hello-all-here-is-a-link-to-a-piece-that-i-was

JN
May 5th, 2013, 06:10 AM
I want this Lauryn Hill back...

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/lauryn06Yes_zpsd2034daf.jpg

:sobbing:

The Witch-king
May 5th, 2013, 09:11 AM
New Music!

http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/post/49613417504/hello-all-here-is-a-link-to-a-piece-that-i-was

I like it.

M.S.F
May 5th, 2013, 02:08 PM
Don't like the song at all and her negative attitude is annoying :o

The Witch-king
May 5th, 2013, 03:04 PM
What negative attitude?

M.S.F
May 5th, 2013, 04:53 PM
What negative attitude?

Complaining and whining about the music industry and now about her label for "rushing" the new song release.

Mare Serenitatis
May 6th, 2013, 04:09 PM
New Music!

http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/post/49613417504/hello-all-here-is-a-link-to-a-piece-that-i-was

This track is the TRUTH

http://media.tumblr.com/a7fb96ef04ce7637bb39919a6786f201/tumblr_inline_mh28k0bnUc1qbqb0j.gif

Number19
May 6th, 2013, 09:59 PM
Lauryn Hill Sentence to 3 Months in Jail for Tax Evasion (http://exclaim.ca/News/lauryn_hill_sentence_to_3_months_in_jail_for_tax_e vasion)

Unfortunately for Lauryn Hill, her week has just got off to a very rocky start. After pleading guilty to tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in federal prison today (May 6), even though she reportedly paid more than $970,000 to satisfy state and federal tax liabilities before the sentencing.

As TMZ reports, a judge in Newark, NJ, handed out the sentence, telling Hill that after she spends her time in jail she will have to spend three more months on house arrest followed by nine months of supervised release.

Hill pled guilty to three counts of tax evasion in 2012 for failing to file returns on $1.8 million that she earned between 2005 and 2007.

During the hearing, Hill reportedly told the judge, "I was put into a system I didn't know the nature of. ... I'm a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me.... I sold 50 million units ... now I'm up here paying a tax debt. If that's not likened to slavery, I don't know what is." :scratch:

Hill is to report to prison by July 8.

Olórin
May 6th, 2013, 10:13 PM
I don't think she even sold 50 million units though did she :scratch: Doesn't she just have the one studio album which shifted 12 million WW probably and then singles and a few other releases. Seems like a classic case of someone spending more than they had/earned.

brickhousesupporter
May 6th, 2013, 10:16 PM
Lauryn Hill Sentence to 3 Months in Jail for Tax Evasion (http://exclaim.ca/News/lauryn_hill_sentence_to_3_months_in_jail_for_tax_e vasion)

Unfortunately for Lauryn Hill, her week has just got off to a very rocky start. After pleading guilty to tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in federal prison today (May 6), even though she reportedly paid more than $970,000 to satisfy state and federal tax liabilities before the sentencing.

As TMZ reports, a judge in Newark, NJ, handed out the sentence, telling Hill that after she spends her time in jail she will have to spend three more months on house arrest followed by nine months of supervised release.

Hill pled guilty to three counts of tax evasion in 2012 for failing to file returns on $1.8 million that she earned between 2005 and 2007.

During the hearing, Hill reportedly told the judge, "I was put into a system I didn't know the nature of. ... I'm a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me.... I sold 50 million units ... now I'm up here paying a tax debt. If that's not likened to slavery, I don't know what is." :scratch:

Hill is to report to prison by July 8.
I would have locked her up just for that statement alone.

supergrunt
May 6th, 2013, 10:22 PM
I would have locked her up just for that statement alone.

:tape: ... :( ... :lol:

Stamp Paid
May 6th, 2013, 11:05 PM
I would have locked her up just for that statement alone.I don't know why her statement made me LMAO.
Lauryn better preach :rolls:

The Witch-king
May 7th, 2013, 04:13 AM
I don't think she even sold 50 million units though did she :scratch: Doesn't she just have the one studio album which shifted 12 million WW probably and then singles and a few other releases. Seems like a classic case of someone spending more than they had/earned.

Fugees?

M.S.F
May 7th, 2013, 07:33 AM
She is not winning many people with this mentality :o

jacobruiz
May 7th, 2013, 01:49 PM
I don't know anything about her personal life but she is paying a high price in this tax case. Many, many corporations and individuals get away with paying taxes late or not paying them at all by becoming "non-collectible" (hiding their assets and income) or filing for bankruptcy.


Lauren Hill gets 3 months in prison, a year of supervised probation including 3 months of home confinment plus a $60,000 fine and this after paying back what she owed !

She has 6 children, a good lawyer should have been able to keep her out of prison.

kwilliams
May 7th, 2013, 03:44 PM
Just read the story on yahoo but it didn't have that quote about slavery. Did she actually say that? :( How awful.

She needs to take her head out of her arse. So, so talented but such a complete dumbass at the same time...still, I'd buy a new album in a heartbeat if she were to release one! Hopefully she can not only find something to write about while behind bars but also a little humility and common sense.

Annie.
Jul 14th, 2013, 08:32 PM
ItdFwsRmPD0

You think our lives are cheap
and easy to be wasted
As history repeats
so foul that you can taste it
And while the people sleep
Too comfortable to face it
His life so incomplete
And nothing can replace it

I've been listening to this song since yesterday.

Stamp Paid
Jul 14th, 2013, 08:36 PM
http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/post/53975118543/mlh-on-racism

MLH On Racism
The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous. Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries. Much of the foundation of the modern world was built on the forced free labor of black peoples. The African Slave Trade, the institution of slavery, colonialism, its derivative systems, and the multiple holocausts throughout history, where whites used race as the defining reason to justify their oppression, conquest, and brutal treatment of non-white peoples, are how race became such a factor to begin with.

The initial claim by the oppressors, followed a moral imperative (so they said) that people outside of Occidental and European birth were in savage and cursed conditions, and that God justified the captivity of these people, and the rape and pillage of their lands.

Ironically, these oppressors would try to discard this same God, who supposedly justified this brutality, in the name of Darwin, whose famous line ‘survival of the fittest’ was used to justify criminal behavior once the Bible could no longer be used as a hiding place for economic domination and evil intention.

Spirituality and morality were replaced by capitalism, and with it a conscious shift of focus toward the exploitation of the vulnerable.

In order to justify reverse racism one would have to first create an even playing field, undo the generations of torture, terror, and brutality, and then judge whether or not a non-white person is in fact a racist. This approach would require people to examine the need/addiction to feel superior to someone else for no justifiable reason, and the myriad policies: Spiritual, political and social, that it bore. True dominion is self evident and not the result of sabotaging another in order to achieve it. That would be an illegitimate as well as a fleeting position. The Universe, will eventually seek to right/balance itself.

Of course there are white people who live transcendent lives, not exploiting ill-gotten privilege or perpetuating the sins of their ancestors who used violence and deceit as a means to gain advantage over others. Humanity in proper order is obligated to acknowledge the Truth, whoever it comes from, be they Black, White or other. Righteous indignation is simply a response to long-standing evil.

Much of the world is still reeling from the abuses of Imperialist selfishness, misunderstanding, ignorance and greed. Black people remain in many ways a shattered community, disenfranchised, forcefully removed from context and still caged in, denied from making truly independent choices and experiencing existential freedom. Their natural homes, just like their natural selves, raped and pillaged of the resources and gifts God has given to them. Interpreted through someone else’s slanted lens and filter, they remain in many ways, misrepresented. Taxation without proper representation, might I remind you, was the very platform of protest that began the Revolutionary War, which gained this country its independence from England. Anger is not only the natural response to the abuse of power, but is also appropriate when there is no real acknowledgment of these abuses, or deep, meaningful and profound change.

If we took all of what we deem horrible regarding the criminal abuses that black people have committed over this country’s history, and add it all up, it still does not compare to the hundreds of years of terrorism, violent domination, theft, rape, abuse, captivity, and beyond that black people have suffered under the ideologies and systems of white supremacy, racism, and slave based paradigms. I say this only to say that abuse unresolved begets or creates abuse. How then does the chief offender become the judge? Might does not necessarily mean right. Right is right. People forcibly reduced to sub-human existences, so that they behave in sub-human ways, helps a system to justify itself or feel less guilty about its blood saturated foundation and gross crimes against humanity. People, like plants, grow where the light is. When you enclose a plant and limit its light source, it will bend itself toward the light, for the light is necessary for its survival. This same thing happens to people locked in communities where little light and little opportunity is allowed them, survival then forces them to twist and/or bend toward the only way of escape.

There is good. And I both acknowledge and encourage the good. Instead of throwing out the Baby with the bath water, we do well to expose the intentionally poisoned water the Baby has been forced to soak in since its origin in these lands. America’s particular brand of hypocrisy is gross (double entendre).

I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term ‘make the IRS whole’… make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities. The entire time, I thought, who has made black people whole?! Who has made recompense for stealing, imposing, lying, murdering, criminalizing the traumatized, taking them against their wills, destroying their homes, dividing their communities, ‘trying’ to steal their destinies, their time, stagnating their development, I could go on and on. Has America, or any of the nations of the world guilty of these atrocities, ever made black people or Africa whole or do they continue to sit on them, control them, manipulate them, cage them, rob them, brutalize them, subject them to rules that don’t apply to all? Use language, veiled coercion, and psychological torment like invisible fences to keep them locked into a pattern of limitation and therefore control by others. You have to remain focused to cease from rage.

The prosecutor, who was a woman, made a statement during sentencing about me not doing any charity work for a number of years during my ‘exile.’ A) Charity work is not a requirement, but something done because someone wants to. I was clearly doing charitable works way before other people were even thinking about it. And B) Even the judge had to comment that she, meaning I, was both having and raising children during this period. As if that was not challenging enough to do. She sounded like the echo of the grotesque slave master, who expected women to give birth while in the field, scoop the Baby up, and then continue to work. Disgusting.

When you are beaten and penalized for being independent, or truly self reliant, then you develop a dysfunctional relationship with self-reliance, and a fear of true independence. When you are beaten or threatened with death for trying to read a book, then you develop a dysfunctional relationship with education. When families are broken up by force and threat of violence, then the family structure becomes dysfunctional. When men who would naturally defend their women and families are threatened with castration and death, then this natural response also becomes dysfunctional. When looking at the oppressor is punishable by violence, then examination of him and his system becomes a difficult and taboo thing to do, despite every bone in your body demanding it. When questioning or opposing oppression is punishable by death, imprisonment, or economic assassination, then opposing systemic wrong in any or all of its meta manifestations is a terrifying concept. Anyone forced to live so incredibly diametrically opposed to that which is natural to themselves, will end up in crisis if they don’t successfully find a way to improve or transcend these circumstances! All of which require healing. It is only by the Grace of God and the resilience of the people that things haven’t been worse.

Much of my music, if not all of it, is about Love, a therapeutic resolve created in response to the lack of messages encouraging people like me toward free moral agency. Helping to ameliorate this condition has never been addressed through the political arena alone. It is a sacrificial work that doesn’t simply happen between the hours of 9 to 5 or Monday through Friday, but when inspiration leads us to avail ourselves for the Truth that needs to be said. Unlike the system too often contrarily demonstrates, we believe that people can be and should be helped, and that trauma should not be criminalized but acknowledged, healed and dealt with. This takes awareness, sensitivity and a level of freedom in my opinion the system lacks. And if we don’t know or understand how to do it, then we humbly refer to a higher authority.

We have no desire to create humanoids, turn people into machines, or dumb them down so that they remain dependent longer than necessary to an antiquated system in denial of its many inadequacies and need to evolve. Instead we seek to educate and shed light on the snares, traps, and enticements that people set up in the name of business that are intended only to catch the sleeping and/or uninformed.

Why would a system, ‘well intentioned’, wait until breakdown or incarceration to consider rehabilitation, after generations of institutionally inflicted trauma and abuse on a people? To me it is obvious that the accumulation of generational trauma and abuse have created the very behaviors the system tries to punish, by providing no sufficient outlets for the victims of institutional terror. Clearly, the institution seeks to hide its own criminal history at the expense and wholeness of the abused, who ‘acting out’ from years of abuse and mistreatment, reflect the very aggression that they were exposed to.

Stamp Paid
Jul 14th, 2013, 08:43 PM
ItdFwsRmPD0



I've been listening to this song since yesterday.And that was written about Amadou Diallo, all those years ago.
Same story in 2013.

JN
Jul 14th, 2013, 08:43 PM
^ Speak sista, speak! :worship::worship::worship:

debopero
Jul 14th, 2013, 08:50 PM
^I was with Lauryn all the way up until she started to liken her decision not to pay her taxes to the institution of slavery...Frankly I found the comparisons delusional and offensive.

The Witch-king
Oct 3rd, 2013, 06:30 AM
ItdFwsRmPD0



I've been listening to this song since yesterday.

That first verse always reminded me of old Kanye

Annie.
Oct 3rd, 2013, 06:57 AM
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My favorite part begins at 1:13( also check out Ashanti in the audience :lol:)
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Some of the videos I used to watched have disappeared. :(

Stamp Paid
Oct 4th, 2013, 04:49 AM
New Ms. Lauryn Hill song, Consumerism.

https://soundcloud.com/mslaurynhill/ms-lauryn-hill-consumerism-1

Consumerism is a track coming out on the eve of Ms. Hill's release. She wanted to get this music out while she was incarcerated, as it is a product of the space she was in while she was going through some of the challenges she has been faced with recently.

"Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven't been able to watch the news too much recently, so I'm not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn't imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it's level."

- Ms. Lauryn Hill

Annie.
Oct 4th, 2013, 10:10 AM
I had no idea she was being released today. :eek: Let me get into this new song...