Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on August 29, 2011

Lauryn Hill reacts to reviews from her Saturday appearance
at Rock The Bells in Mountain View (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Lauryn Hill

Any music event that pins its hopes on Lauryn Hill -- one of the most maddeningly disappointing performers of recent years -- is fighting an uphill battle right from the very start.

Fortunately, the 2011 Rock the Bells festival tour, which stopped Saturday (8/27) at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, has so many other things going for it -- so many, in fact, that it's a shame to have to even bring up the headliner. But organizers made their bed, by picking Ms. Hill for the prime time slot, and now they have to sleep in it.

What's ironic, however, is that this was arguably the best performance locals have seen from Hill in many a moon. And it still sent thousands scurrying for the exits, with some complaining loudly about the 36-year-old soul singer's poor outing, midway through the set.

That's how low Hill has set the bar -- basically at ground level -- and anything greater than a complete train wreck will clear it. That fans weren't demanding refunds, like they had when Hill performed a 2007 show at Oakland's Paramount Theatre, can be seen as a kind of victory for this troubled performer.

Still, it was disappointing, especially for those die-hard fans hoping against all reason that Hill can someday return to the heights she reached in the '90s. And it was the only disappointment during an otherwise splendid day of hip-hop, which ran some 12 hours.
-[Mercury News]

I'm guessing he didn't like Lauryn Hill. Judge for yourself when she headlines the upcoming Rock The Bells date in NYC this weekend (9/3). The shows goes down on Governors Island (may the weather gods be nicer to hip hop than they were to Dave Matthews) Tickets are still available and set times have been announced, though NOTE:
"DOOM will no longer perform on the remaining scheduled festival dates. He extends his apologizes to fans for not being able to make the US shows but looks forward to performing on Rock The Bells soon."
Curren$y also had to cancel the 8/27 show in California due to a broken ankle sustained at the 8/20 California date.

In related news, Erykah Badu (who is on board for Rock The Bells) will be in NYC early to spin at Le Poisson Rouge on September 1st with Adrian Younge. The event is FREE with RSVP (send to waxpoetics@lprnyc.com..Please include date of show in subject line). The event is one of two FREE Wax Poetics/Skullcandy events at the venue, with the second taking place on 9/29 with DJ Premier and Kendra Morris. RSVP with the same email to that show as well.

Check out some videos/interviews from California below...

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Black Star - Children's Story Rock The Bells 2011

Talib Kweli Talks Kendrick Lamar & West Coast Love

Big K.R.I.T. on Rock The Bells Being A Dream Come True

Nas - New York State of Mind ( Rock the Bells 2011 )

Rock The Bells 2011 Ms. Lauryn Hill "Lost Ones" Live

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Comments (37)

no DOOM = conflict between Nas and Mobb Deep still....

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:15 PM

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Posted by Ted | August 29, 2011 3:17 PM

would love to go to this. wish it didn't cost $100......

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:19 PM

Dooom is an absolute bitch. Never ever will I ever buy anything related to his crack-ass. I used to support everything he did; if that piece of shit can't even get his shit together to play a live show to his fans, the least I can do is DL all his stuff without ever paying a dime. What a little puta.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:34 PM

I love that pic ... "aw, you like dat don'cho ... aw, yeah ... suck on my man's shit nah ... damn ..."

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:40 PM

"Don'cho"? Like "done" and "Cho" (as in Margaret)? What?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:44 PM

^ nice try. fail.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:49 PM

^ nice try. fail.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:51 PM

^^ "I don't make monkeys, I just train them"

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:56 PM

Lauren Hill is such a useless piece of crap-- a weird god freak who keeps shitting out offspring. Fucking disgusting. Go take your ugly ass wig and mormon compound looking dress and start a cult somewhere far, far away you pointless cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:56 PM

^ yeah but how do you really feel?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 4:15 PM

whatever the case is with her,

miseducation is a perfect album

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 4:22 PM

is that a picture of aunt jemima?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 4:57 PM

cracker jack > clown shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 5:43 PM

3:56 goin' for the jugular.

100% right though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 5:43 PM

lol 3:40 yeah suckit suckit damn lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 5:58 PM

KENDRICK LAMAR, HE IS THE WEST COAST!
HIM AT SOB'S IS GOING TO BE BETTER THAN ALL OF THAT SILLY ROCK THE BELLS. TRUTH

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 6:46 PM

Lauren Hill coulda been somebody, coulda been a cracker jack. (well, maybe not the "cracker" part, if you know what I'm sayin')

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 8:12 PM

don't blame LH, you know her track record

people actually buy tickets to these shows

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 8:14 PM

lol guy(s) has been on a roll lately lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 8:39 PM

I think that LH is clown shit, but I wouldn't say that to her face 'cause that bitch is CAH-RAY-ZEEE! She once beat a Mexican housekeeper for calling her "cracker jack" (and she knew it was a compliment)

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 8:45 PM

i think we know more about her crack record, than her track record

she be hittin' it all the way to first base, then second base, and on and on, and you don't stop

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 8:59 PM

One could say that Lauren Hill puts the CRACK into CRACKER JACK

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 9:01 PM

black people amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 9:33 PM

She looka ruff brah!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 9:34 PM

lolololololololololololol

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 9:39 PM

She looks like she just got a dick in her ass in that first pic. Taken right before the donkey punch.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 1:06 AM

macy gray next year

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 1:12 AM

DOOM was the entire reason I bought tickets to Rock the Bells...FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 6:18 AM

Actually, is BrooklynVegan sure about this? The only news I can find is that DOOM cancelled for the CA Rock the Bells, not all of them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 7:55 AM

I can confirm, she sure does look like she sucking on an invisible sausage

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 8:59 AM

^ She's imitating Tyler.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 9:34 AM

^^ damn you right! SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII !

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 9:42 AM

TACO TOWN!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 10:54 AM

lauryn. if you're gonna make fun...at least spell the bitch's name correct. geezus you pretentious hummus lickers

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:48 AM

Lauryn is not performing for you as you had hoped. That's sad.

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