NPR has compiled a list of what it considers The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women, from 1964 to the present. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is #2 on the list. NPR writes:

The Fugees struck gold in the late 1990s with albums like The Score, a feat that also made their resident wordsmith, Lauryn Hill, a household name. But when Hill went out on her own two years later and dropped her debut, the neo-soul masterpiece The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she schooled everyone all over again in new and necessary ways. …the album, rife with Hill’s biting rhymes and sharp turns of phrase, is a wonder from start to finish.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill


Special Guests Include Hannibal Buress and Chronixx On Various Stops

Tickets On Sale June 2 at LiveNation.com

Exclusive TIDAL Member Presale on June 1

LOS ANGELES — GRAMMY® Award-winning powerhouse Ms. Lauryn Hill and anthemic rap superstar Nas are ready to rule the world on their co-headlining tour. Produced by Live Nation, the incomparable music experience will lift off September 7 in Chicago, IL and feature special guests, comedian Hannibal Buress and reggae artist Chronixx, on various tour stops.

Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence as the lone female member of The Fugees, one of the biggest selling R&B acts around the world. Her solo career soared when The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released nearly twenty years ago, earning her five GRAMMY® Awards and leaving a beautifully indelible mark in music history. Nas has become a global phenomenon in his own right with eight platinum and multi-platinum albums under his belt, along with a staggering 13 GRAMMY® nominations. Together on their newly announced tour, they will visit 17 cites across the United States and Canada.

Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the tour featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Continuing its commitment to bring fans closer to their favorite artists, TIDAL members will have access to a special pre-sale beginning on Thursday, June 1st 2017 at 10 a.m. Members can find details for purchasing tickets at TIDAL.com/MLHNasTour.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time. Exclusive VIP packages and additional ticket information can be found at livenation.com.


9/7/17 ^Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/8/17 ^Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
9/10/17 ^Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
9/12/17 ^Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/14/17 +Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
9/15/17 +Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
9/20/17 ^Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
9/22/17 +Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater
9/23/17 ^Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
9/27/17 ^Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
9/28/17 ^Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory*
9/30/17 ^Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
10/3/17 +San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/5/17 ^Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
10/7/17 +Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/10/17 +Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
10/11/17 ^Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum

^ with Chronixx
+ with Hannibal Buress and Chronixx
* on sale Friday, June 2 at 12 p.m. local times

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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:

Read more at HipHopArchive.org.

The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest, Illmatic by Nas, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill, and To Pimp A Butterfly  by Kendrick Lamar to be archived by the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University


Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now: sick and tired of being sick and tired. -MLH


Rebel/I Find It Hard To Say


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



“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.

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

The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series


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.

Stereogum has the premiere of a web exclusive from the concert, “Mystery Of Iniquity,” which did not make the final cut for broadcast. View the episode set list.

Ms. Lauryn Hill at Austin City Limits

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.

Diaspora Calling! Music Festival 2016


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.

2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest