Thursday, May 9th 2013
We didn’t know it then, but during Lauryn Hill‘s recent tax related tribulations a number of entertainers made it their mission to help her during the difficult time. One of these entertainers, being ‘Samsonite Man’ singer Alicia Keys.
Indeed, in a letter thanking all who wrote to the case’s judge in the hopes of saving her from jail time, Ms. Hill praised the star and many others for their support.
Monday, May 6th 2013
‘Lost Ones’ songstress Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison by a Newark judge today, for failing to pay taxes to the tune $1.8 million.
Full story below…
Saturday, May 4th 2013
Lauryn Hill is back!
The iconic songstress unwrapped new song ‘Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)’ moments ago.
Not quite the triumphant comeback with the PR bells and whistles attached, the release -or at least its timing-has more to do with Hill’s current court case.
For, as earlier reported, longtime label Sony Music swooped in to save the revered singer by leveraging her outstanding tax debts against a new deal which sees her get her own imprint at the industry giant. Christened Obverse Creation Music, the first offering from the venture is ‘Neurotic’ which was silently released to iTunes within the hour.
Hill’s reasonings for the release and the song itself await after the jump…
Thursday, April 25th 2013
As reported here, former Fugees frontwoman Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three years in prison due to tax evasion on $1.8 million earned between 2005-2007.
But, in a last minute twist of fate, the ‘Joyful, Joyful’ songstress was given new reason to sing the tune as news of a lucrative multimillion dollar deal with Sony Music could yield enough return to cover the diva’s debts and evade jailtime.
While speculation mounted on the exact figures of the deal, Ms. Hill penned a letter to not only announce launching a new label, but also specifically address the deal’s details and her current financial woes. Read her lengthy statement below:
Monday, April 22nd 2013
Though celebrated for her classic contributions to music, Lauryn Hill has been a hot topic for all the wrong reasons in the time since her solo breakthrough ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ etched itself in the history books back in 1998. Indeed, so-so performances, personal drama, and erratic rants about “the system” have plagued the former Fugees singer.
The latest, as widely reported, is the criminal charges filed against the 37-year-old for not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned between 2005 -2007.
Having earlier plead guilty, today saw mother-of-six Hill arrive at court for sentencing. Find out what happened after the jump…
Tuesday, October 30th 2012
”Try if you must but you can’t have my soul”.
Lauryn Hill delivers a powerful message in her new number ‘Black Rage‘, shared with fans on the Dallas leg of her ‘Life Is Good / Black Rage’ tour, alongside Nas.
Addressing many a hard hitting racial issues, her lyrics- though subtle- are sure to strike many a chord in anyone who listens close enough.
Watch her light up the stage below…
Monday, August 13th 2012
We love us a legend here at That Grape Juice, hence it pains us to see the talented going through testing times.
Case, point Lauryn Hill.
As previously reported, the Fugees front-woman is currently awaiting sentencing, after admitting tax evasion (albeit with with a bizarre rationale). Now, as she prepares to hear her fate this November, the mugshot from her June police booking has surfaced.
Echoing earlier sentiments, we wish her the absolute best. Sadly, as history has shown time in and out, the most talented are often the most troubled. We continue to keep Ms. Hill in our thoughts and prayers. Like many, we’re still salivating for that new album.
Thursday, July 5th 2012
Despite being in the middle of a truly testing time, Lauryn Hill surprised fans at The Roots’ 4th of July Jam in Philadelphia last night.
Ever the legend, Hill performed a selection of her hits including ‘Doo-Wop’ and the ballad ‘Ex- Factor‘, well received by her the band’s audience.
Watch her in action below…
Friday, June 29th 2012
In what comes as unfortunate news, That Grape Juice is grieved to report that Fugees icon Lauryn Hill is reportedly heading to jail, following a lengthy legal battle with the state of New Jersey.