Lauryn Hill Says "I'm Ready To Express Myself Again," Music Coming

Tonight, the former Fugee will tell FUSE's Tour

For the last two weeks, former Fugees songstress and emcee Lauryn Hill has taken stages with Rock The Bells. The New Jersey native is returning to the stage after a lengthy hiatus from recording and performing. In conjunction with her Rock The Bells appearances and a charting single in "Repercussions" , Hill spoke with FUSE's Touré for Hip Hop Shop, airing tonight (Wednesday September 1) at 11 pm est.

FUSE provided HipHopDX with a small excerpt from Lauryn's revelations in the intimate interview. "I think I'm ready to express myself again, you have to live life so you have something substantial to share or else its kinda pointless and vain," the Grammy Award-winning Hill said. "You know, I don't think I ever did music just for attention or to be seen, I really did it because it also simulated me, you know I was excited about the challenge or the challenges making music presented."

Having released music since the early '90s, the multi-talented Hill, who also starred in Sister Act 2, recognizes her merits. "I have a pioneer spirit, and when you can't do that because you feel a certain amount of claustrophobia, to me it becomes a little counterproductive so I needed to make my own space again."

Hip Hop Shop features an exclusive interview with Lauryn Hill as well as other TBA artists from the Rock The Bells tour. The show premieres tonight at 11 pm EST on FUSE.

21 Comments

  • new day

    Her rhymes are soooo ill. I don't she will do another album though. I hope she puts out a few more songs though. Glad she went back into the studio. and please stfu. Lauryn will be makng money off of her old recordings for yrs. She never said anything racist about anybody and there is no proof which is why people can never back up calling her a racist. Someone told them a rumor and they were dumb enough to repeat it.

    • ken ortiz block royal

      theres not that many lyrical rappers out anymore theres this one guy from jerzee hes pretty original check him out if ur into that lyrical big balls shit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxWjjjDHLnY

  • She is racist as fuk

    I think its more like her bank have got in touch with her recently to let her know she aint go long money no more

    • Anonymous

      Only people of another race cant understand, because for one...she is in the art, and she is into teachings of Rastafarian, which blasts about western takeovers, which is very much Music Industries being the catalyst in what her outlook is determining that of Colonialism within American, and if she feels as though the industry is watering down music and capitalizing on makin her look stupid and ignorant for their own gains then, its not racist its just a spiritual agenda she has to find a way to make the art of her foundations instead of allow whites which are so happendly the head of music industry CEO/President chairs that they fall into the category of what Bob Marley and most rastas believe are the Babylon..no Races..white people are haters and oppressors..real talk

    • Jon

      Its really interesting you say this. Have you ever heard her remarking that she doesn't like _insert race here_? No, but there is evidence of her stating she never said it. You have no proof of your baseless claim, but you still believe it. Why has such lunacy and error in thinking not been classified as a mental illness is beyond me.

  • bighavoc

    DAMN LAURYN IS BACK . REPERCUSSIONS IS THE BOMB . MY NEW JAM YEES WE NEEDED HER BACK

  • ezperanza reyes

    I LOVE you Lauryn!!! Please spit some new rhymes and show Irv Gotti how crazy he is for even mentioning Nicki Monaj in the same sentence... would love to see her spit over a Kanye or Swizz beat.

  • Tammi

    @ STFU - You are a LIAR! She NEVER stated she did not want white people to buy her music. What interview? With what network or publication. FACT - there was a caller into the RACIST Howard Stern's show that said she made the comment on MTV. MTV released a statement and the transcript to prove she NEVER said such a thing. Stop believing everything you read online and do your research. Google it... This was the same thing they did to Tommy Hilfiger ... many blacks stopped buying his clothes because they believed a rumor that he said he didn't want blacks to buy his clothes. Stop going online and spreading stupid lies about people... she grew up in a white suburb and had already sold millions to white fans in Europe when Howard Stern's racist azz made up that rumor.

  • Graffit On the Sun Comics

    L-boogie returns at last, looks like the future of hip-hop is bright.

  • Wolfman

    Damn... That picture of Lauryn is ridiculous. She looks like a tomato that exploded in the sun and sprouted dreads.

  • er

    http://www.youtube.com/305ilovemia#p/u No Image No Gimmicks Just Bangin Ass Music I Love M I A Presents $WonDough$ http://www.youtube.com/305ilovemia#p/u

  • STFU

    B first Lauryn hill isn't remotely close to touching me intellectually that's a FACT. Second nobody mentioned reverse racism fool racism is racism there is a very simple definition for it and it has no relation to social economic status, racists often claim it does simply to justify their own ignorance. The definition of racism is " judging another being or group of beings based solely upon the colour of their skin" and whether you want to accept it or not that is also a FACT. Third the media didn't distort anything Lauryn Hill very clearly stated and was recorded stating " I would rather die than see a white person buying one of my records" that IS a racist statement so maybe before talking about peoples intellects you should a) know who the fuck your talkng too and b) know WTF your talking about. "social construction of race" lol do you realise how dumb you sound making statements like that and how ignorant.

    • Beverly

      Its HILARIOUS that you refer to yourself as an intellectual. You have no early idea what the 'social construction' of race is referring to. Please, speak on the things you and comprehend. Everything else that is beyond your reach...well, sweetie just stop grasping. You look very desperate and as if you are thirsting for something serious. Muah!

  • Joshpwill Incorp

    this is good business. gone head and starting dropping ta=hat music homegirl. ANYWHO, CHECK ME OUT. I PROMISE GREAT MUSIC. IT'S A PROMISE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdylMPXtisY

  • STFU

    she talented as fuck hopefully she's managed to elevate intellectually in her 10 year hiatus n she isn't gonna come back the same ignorant racist she was back in the day.

    • Colberttt

      I'm sure Lauryn Hill is smarter than you and not just because she attended an ivy league school. She even speaks in prose. Also, Lauryn did not make any racist statements against any group. She is on record addressing this issue and she said that rumor hurt her because it was so opposite of who she was. She said a fan asked her if she said it and she did not say it. I guess I can come on here and say you are a woman beater and if enough people repeat it someone will think it's true huh? Lauryn nver said anything which is why you have no direct quotes from anywhere.

    • STFU

      B first Lauryn hill isn't remotely close to touching me intellectually that's a FACT. Second nobody mentioned reverse racism fool racism is racism there is a very simple definition for it and it has no relation to social economic status, racists often claim it does simply to justify their own ignorance. The definition of racism is " judging another being or group of beings based solely upon the colour of their skin" and whether you want to accept it or not that is also a FACT. Anyone can be racist period black white whatever there's racists off ALL skin colours Third the media didn't distort anything Lauryn Hill very clearly stated and was recorded stating " I would rather die than see a white person buying one of my records" that IS a racist statement so maybe before talking about peoples intellects you should a) know who the fuck your talkng too and b) know WTF your talking about. "social construction of race" lol do you realise how dumb you sound making statements like that and how ignorant.

    • B

      First of all, those so called "racist" comments were taken completely out of context and were actually fabricated by a white reporter to shed negative light on a powerful black voice. Secondly, your understanding of racism is completely off base, maybe study a little bit about race, the social construction of race, why reverse racism doesn't really exist, etc. before you make ignorant comments about a woman who is head and shoulders above you intellectually. Oh and quit believing everything you hear from the media, you do realize they have outside economic, political, etc. interests in the way they frame things don't you?

    • m

      when was she a racist any proof of this ?

  • m

    whooooooooooooooooooooooo(x10)

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