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  • Preotu Valentin Razvan

    da best female mc,pls come back L.the industry need u more than ever

  • Preotu Valentin Razvan

    da best female mc,pls come back soon.the industry need u more than ever

  • Anonymous

    HIPHOPBABY76 GREAT SONG, LOVE IT!!!CAN'T WAIT TILL THE FULL CD COMES OUT. THE DOUBLE DISK ACAPELLA ONE WAS A GREAT CD AS WELL.

    • langx

      This next generation wouldn't know real talent if it hit them up beside the head with a cinder block. Drake Kanye T-Pain Three of the biggest selling artists in the last 3 years. Three of the worst hacks to ever make music. Yet this is what's considered real music now. LOL>

    • shark

      You must have bumped your head. Your probably listening to your favorite singer/rapper right now who couldn't hold a note with out autotune. This next generation wouldn't know real talent if it hit them up beside the head with a cinder block.

  • slim

    the only person that can come close to her is jonelle monae

  • Jason Smith

    Voice of an angel. Best female MC ever and better than the vast majority of all lyricists.

  • Muddy Roots

    Welcome back Boogie!

  • Demitrice Watkins

    Happy to know that Lauryn Hill has something to say again because I tell u no other artist sounds like her welcome back to the game Lauryn

  • kaleena

    2010 the year of R&B music... Lauryn Hill coming back, just confirmed it =D.. GREATNESS I'm so excited!!!

  • Luis A Echevarría

    dope!

  • Nia

    Loooovveee it! Please come back!

  • The-Influence

    Oh yea, 13 years to make a good song.. She is the greatest... Zzzzzzzz.......

  • miguel Guttierres

    Damn, after almost ten years of being MIA, with the exception of very few guests and a fair share of pandemonium and controversy surrounding her, she STILL sounds great. Welcome back, Lauryn! Let's get em!

  • Atlien10

    About time L-Boogie--

  • jack777pot

    great singer/songwriter. also, very racist. i wonder if she would still rather have her children contract AIDS than to have a white person buy her albums? nevertheless, beautiful one of a kind voice.

    • Anonymous

      hiphopbaby76 YOU MUST WANNA GET YOUR ASS KICKED TALKING BOUT A BLACK WOMAN'S KIDS LIKE THAT!!!! THAT WAS THE MOST STUPID RACIST COMMENT I HAVE EVER READ,HEARD!!!! SHE IS A BEAUTIFULL BLACK CARING MOTHER,ARTISTS,ACTRESS, AND JUST A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR FROM THE SHIT I AM BEING HAUNTED BY ON EVERY STATION ON TV,RADIO!!!!

    • 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. 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?

  • kennyken

    wow that's beautiful...and heart-felt at the same time boss

  • WHOSHOTCAM

    "when i look in the mirror, what do i see? Is it my reflection? Or reprocussion?" -Lauryn "Angel on my main shoulder telling me remain sober" - common So nice to hear your beautiful voice. I miss your pressence in the music industry. Loved the revelation of the Unplugged set on MTV. Raw music, and honest words. You are a blessing to those who hear your message.

  • Dalton Judge

    sounds like she hasn't missed a beat...get em L-Boogie

  • Articulate1

    Beautiful track and Im glad the dopest female rapper/singer in history is back....I just hope this doesnt mean she will water her shit down and stop putting the Illuminati/ music industry bullshit on blast because of her fear of the "repercussions".

  • Tony Setsuna Pledger

    She is the coldest

  • djspontaneus

    this sing hit 49 on the charts and its only gonna climb!!! this song is sick even if it is old thats how dope she is

  • The.Watcher

    Best RnB/blues singer hands down, this track is amazing! I DO still miss her rapping though - Miseducation was a phenomenal album.

  • dizzal

    her voice is godden, i love the she sings...chill bumps

  • Gregory Noel Warren

    We missed you L-Boogie! Meaningful Music!

  • CNO80

    WOW she's back!!! SHe sayin some deep shit Make money from home: THIS IS NO SCAM tinyurl.com/legitonljobs

  • slobbythegreat

    too good to be true...you know its an offcut from miseducation...why is it that no other female mc is now this good..we have every other rapping claiming to be the best with a few being contenders but no woman has ever come close to L Boogie....she murdered every female and would murder 98% of the men!!

  • dc_reppin

    The return of the lovely, legendary lauryn hill!cant wait to see what kinda stuff she drops...not sure if this is actually new though, her voice sounds too right and i know she been smokin that goodgood for years now

  • jmash

    So good! Better than anything out there right now.

  • Risen

    Great singing. The track doesn't do much for me.

  • Risen

    Great singing. The track isn't my fave, but hearing her sing is great. one

  • Feelin this

    Friggin love Lauryn man, soundin like she just continued from her last album yo. Simply Beautiful, Lauryn's back

  • Joe_Kerr

    new lauryn hill this aint reality i love this song

  • yourmomsballs

    Average song... not what would I would call a "smash" but it's better than a lot of the other female artists we hear... I doubt this is a single though...

  • um

    UNMATCHED IS THIS GENERATION !!!!!!!! ICON !!!!!!!

  • 3rdrock

    Ms. Hill. Really miss her. I need some bars Lauryn!

  • JDR

    THE QUEEN IS BACK... HOPEFULLY.... SHORTYS THE ONLY FEMALE EMCEE IS REPSECT 100% EVERYTIME SHE DROPS A VERSE.. SHE GOT THE WHOLE PACKAGE

  • ea

    wow now i just need a new stand up special by dave chappelle and im in heavennnnnn

  • loco222222222222222222

    THE GAME REALLY NEEDS THIS WOMAN TO BALANCE THAT ROBOT MATERIALISTC MUSIC OUT THERE

  • BWARRRRREEE

    i still love the way she sometimes breaks out in laugh during the track, thats how you know its 1 take. classic lauryn hill love this track

  • trilly-

    its hot>> cant help but feel like its a bit outdated, maybe, lets wait and see

  • loco3rff3

    i hope dis is new

  • mayogiovanni

    yur fxcking crazy if yu dont think this a classic or classic material! this is a sick first single nd comeback single at that. come on just think about her absence, her importance to the game.. her coming back like this is pheonomenal nd beautiful. iwant my music to reflect this somehow someday.. S.p.a.d.e.s! Pala at the kid..

  • Dade Countess

    This is dope. I really wish she spit a verse on it though.

  • TDOTMOVEMENT

    Her voice hasn't changed one bit since '98! I need to hear a hot 16 from her though.

  • meilz

    the truth is back finally we waited so long go dammmit now drop the album

  • VB24

    That was dope, this is the kind of thing she did back in 98'. Music as a whole could use a lot more of this.

  • caligreen805

    i got to say its pretty dope. i always liked lauryn hill's singing. it very soothin. i hope she at least come out with a track where she spits. i fucks with this tho.another good track to fuck my chick to

  • dlp23602

    Where's the rhymes...this is some R&B ish, good, but R&B...

  • ignitemindz

    whoa. hell yeah. crazy harmonies. She fuckin killed it rapping on the last fugees single. when they were supposed to get back together. go listen to that lauryn and bob marley song asap

  • Mr. Villa

    very good to hear more l-boogie shit

  • Mylie

    is this new?? i love it.

  • DANIELSON

    *go. @Cleveland because i hate when stooges try to call me out with no real evidence or facts to back up their bullshit. At least give your own opinion on why i'm wrong. How can you call yourself telling me off by saying "you're wrong"? I don't give a fuck if it's Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie, 2pac, Lauryn Hill, or OJ the Fuck man, telling me i'm wrong just because it's them is a joke to me. A bad song is a bad song. Don't care if Rakim made it. Fuck out of my face with that "you're a hater if you don't like this". I'm all about facts pussies.

    • DANIELSON

      I agree that the "groove" is nice. I said it myself that the track was realxing but i'm not about to rate something a 5 just because it's Lauryn Hill. All i want to know is how is this a 5 or a 4? I could deal with a 3 because it's soulful but it's not a fucking 5. If this is a 5 then what the hell is a 4 or 3?

    • Mr. Villa

      how can you say this songs sucks, listen to the beat, the groove, the quality of the voice

    • Mylie

      i understand what your saying but tihs song is far from trash very good IMO.

  • bswift77

    Lauryn back!!! Uh Ohhhhh!!! Get ready. Yo L boogie is mad mad talented. Welcome back we missed you!!!!

  • Chris617

    She still know how to select beats. HMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

  • THELISTENER

    L BOOGIE! WE WAITIN BABY! We know this is just a teaser..still feels good to hear you.

  • Jos

    Finally. What more can I say?

  • hoodz610

    We miss you Lauryn!!!!!!!!!!!! Good to hear you back with that real shit. The people need you voice because the lames in the game are killing our communities.

  • STEVETHELOANMAN

    THIS IS WAY PAST DUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lo godfather

    it could do with a remix or remastering or something..but her voice is sick!

  • PRINCEJIMMY10

    Kids, shut your mouths and listen to greatness:Sip some wine and light the fireplace:Soulful hiphop:It massages the soul and eases the mind:YES! "The Truth Is Back"

  • DANIELSON

    Her voice is very relaxing but this track is bullshit. Once again, stop rating the name and rate the music.

    • DANIELSON

      What makes you think that i don't think its a smooth and relaxing track? It is, the delivery is wack and boring. END OF STORY.

    • Jos

      See in another post you said that you agree the song has a nice groove and is relaxing. And now that you know the songs lyrics are actually deep (you did not know this before it was explained to you, or you would not have hated on the track on the first place) there is no reason to say this song is bad. You are now just arguing for the sake of arguing. I rarely use the term "hate" ( I even wrote a whole article on the stupidity of the term) but you are now hating on this track for NO reason other then to just hate.

    • DANIELSON

      Go read my post on the Public Enemy song. Go read why i rated that a 1. I did so because it's not so much about your message but how you deliver that message. Go read PrinceJimmy's post on the Public Enemy song. He also said that the track had a great message but the delivery and lyrics were weak. I already understood that Lauryn had a message so you wasted 13mins of your life by typing all of that. What i'm trying to tell you is that IMO, her delivery was wack. Maybe it was because the slow, smooth groove lowered me into relaxation but thats just how i feel but to tell me to go listen to Lady Ga Ga (which was kinda funny) because i didn't agree with your opinion is just foolish don't you agree?

    • Jos

      I'd be hesitant to explain a biggie track as well, for the same reason of explaining this track. If you don't get it by yourself it ruins the track. In hopes you'll listen to music instead of just skimming through it (jay) here are a few things I like about this track: The voice/rhythm/groove/beat are all amazing. Even without these amazing lyrics this would be a good track. The "Darkened by the things we do" line is tied to the "when I look in the mirror what do I see" line, which are both linked to the opening lines about being born into a racist world. You should see the connection here now without need for further explanation. The tie she makes of time going by / the world spinning to things coming back around (you do something and as the world spins it brings it right back to you) is masterful. As more time goes by you do more things, not only does time cause things to happen but it brings them right back - really shows the helpfulness of the whole situation. Just like being born into a racist world - this is just something we have to deal with. How do we deal with it? Everything has repercussions, whether they be good or bad. What do we bring upon ourselves? We have no choice but to bring something upon ourselves - but we have a choice of whether it will be positive or negative. There is a lot more going on in this track then just this, but this is the main message. We are thrown into a lot of things in life (a lot of things to none of our fault), how do we deal with them? Lauryn's lyrics truly are on another level, she slips a lot in so beatifully. This is why people are rating this song a 5 - because we get it. Listen to the song a few more times and see what else you can find ...

    • DANIELSON

      @JOS Thats completely different. If a asshole tells you Biggie is trash then you know to just walk away from the jerk but if he tells you to explain why you like a particular Biggie song then you should (with no hesitation) be able to say why. Those are two different subjects. Nice try though.

    • Jos

      The thing is, this kind of music is just on another level. If you don't get it - then you don't get it. We can't say it better then Ms. Hill says it herself... If this was just a good track I'd happily defend it. But this is not just a good track ... this is that type of music that you either get or you don't. There is no defending it - Just an automatic disrespect of anyones musical opinion that doesn't appreciate it. Anything you say doesn't matter because you already talked down on this track. It's like you just told me biggie was one of the worst rappers of all time and I don't even bother to argue with you because there is no point, and you come back and say "See! You won't tell me why biggie isn't one of the worst rappers of all time cus you can't!! He is the worst!!"

    • DANIELSON

      *go.. @Cleveland because i hate when stooges try to call me out with no real evidence or facts to back up their bullshit. At least give your own opinion on why i'm wrong. How can you call yourself telling me off by saying "you're wrong"? I don't give a fuck if it's Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie, 2pac, Lauryn Hill, or OJ the Fuck man, telling me i'm wrong just because it's them is a joke to me. A bad song is a bad song. Don't care if Rakim made it. Fuck out of my face with that "you're a hater if you don't like this". I'm all about facts pussies.

    • .Cleveland.

      ROTFLMAO @ Danielson. Why r u alwayz roastin niggaz? Bret Michaels? Hahahahahhaahaha. U r da funniest nigga i ever seen on dis shit.

    • DANIELSON

      How about Dennis Rodman (D-REK) and Bret Michaels (JOS) got fuck eachother outside of an Catholic church while coming up with an response to Danielson's question which was "whats so special about this song?" Is it the lyrics, the beat, the delivery or is it just because her name is Lauryn Hill? When either one of you disco dancers come up with an answer i'll be here waiting. Thank you, now get the fuck out of my face Beavis and Butthead.

    • Jos

      @DANIELSON Don't worry about what is so good about this track. If you have to be told, then this music isn't made for you. Go play your lady gaga or ke$ha or whatever it is you tasteless children listen to these days.

    • DANIELSON

      Then tell me Dennis Rodman, whats so special about this song?

    • D-Rek

      your an idiot... if you give this less than 4 stars your pobably a young ass kid that doesn't understand anything..

  • D-Rek

    damn i miss L Boogie... I hope she comes back. My favorite female artist of all time fuck it FUGEES UNITE!!!!

  • ty from the chi

    this sound like something that she pulled out the vault cause she cant sing like this no more but this is a nice joint

  • kostas

    her voice is still really good

  • 3 HEADED MONSTAH

    SHIT WHER U BEEN GURL .. WORD WAS U WERE COMIN BAC .. BUT SHIT WORD IS DETOX IS ALSO DROPPIN THIS YRS SO I DIDNT BELIEVE LOL .. NICE TRAC .. HAPPY FOR THE RETURN .. EMINEIM .. 50 .. DR ... AFTRMATH

    • 3 headed monstah

      blunt master .. sorry i didnt get bac fast enough .. ur mom love da dick .. fyi .. blog your own shit homie .. get out of mines .. if u didnt understand it .. thats probably cuz it wasnt meant for ur yung ass too .. u probably wear tight jeans wear a mohawk and listen to weezy .. oh .. and its not "aint your first language" its isnt your first language .. dumb fuc now bac to your moms ... o tell hilarious to co sign that .. like his sister co signing your mom puttin my dic in her mouth! los angeles beetch

    • hilarious=

      LMBO@ bluntmaster

    • bluntmaster

      dammm homie are you a third world hip hop head wtf are you talking about player english ain't your first language is it woah