Friday, October 4th 2013
Hours before she is released from prison, Lauryn Hill unlocks a brand new number today, named….‘Consumerism‘.
Penned before she was incarcerated but mixed during her time away, the song will appear on her forthcoming studio effort, ‘Letters From Exile’, reportedly set for a 2014 release date.
Meet the brand new song and its accompanying message after the jump!
Saturday, July 20th 2013
After beginning a three month prison sentence for tax evasion this month, ‘Zion’ performer Lauryn Hill has penned a letter from the establishment she’s currently being held at, detailing her experience thus far and thanking those who have supported her through her recent trials.
A minimum security facility, Hill’s time at Danbury’s Federal Correctional Institution sees her housed in a barracks type setting, and not the typical prison living arrangement many had feared she’d be forced to endure.
Read her words after the jump…
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.