Cot damn.' She's like, 'But no, you have to meet this girl. It was hateful, it was happiness, it was sadness, it was bitterness, it was lust… Summer of '95 was considered a record breaking summer in New York; One of the hottest summer in New York. It's like seeing or hearing something and your third eye opens.""I'll put it like this: Adam and Eve, from the bible, were running around the Garden of Eden naked. ' I felt that each time, but there are moments [where] it was more heightened then others.""One day, she came to a show two hours late. It was emotional.' She goes in the studio to do 'Ready Or Not' again. I don't know if we can touch that.' We end up keeping the reference. Sometimes you go to a place you can't return to.""The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill""I'd stop by her house or her in the studio. She's inspired by love.""Her best is right around the corner.She just came off the Apollo but don't hold that against her.' She didn't win the Apollo. If you went to her house, she had a room full of vinyls of classic soul music. They didn't know they were naked until they ate the food of knowledge; Some interpret that as the first time they had sex. That's what happened when I really first heard her sing it. I remember standing on the stage, playing the keys and she sung the first line. I heard bits and pieces, then I heard the final produce before it came out, before it was deliver dot record company. I don't even think she's tapped into what she's [capable of]. I witnessed it."NEXT: Foxy Brown Day 30: Foxy Brown Foxy Brown turned heads the minute she stepped on to the scene at 15-years-old.
Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive.
From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless, strong especially when unified and are not only capable of standing as tall as the next man but also of outshining them.
Many female rhymers, from Queen Latifah to Nicki Minaj, have destroyed the proverbial glass ceiling to become legends in their own right. It was that impactful.""Ready Or Not""At one point, the group had disbanded.
In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 of the greatest female rappers of all time over a 31-day series, kicking off with an interview with MC Lyte. Day 31: Lauryn Hill There's no moment quite like when listening Lauryn Hill's vocal prowess on the Fugees' "Killing Me Softly." Every listen takes your breath away. She had left the group at this point and we didn't know what we were going to do. Then you had elements of outsiders trying to divide what we had.
Longtime collaborator, Pras, describes each moment as an awakening. Hill, and as she overcomes adversaries and allegations, we bittersweetly listen to her past work as a member of the Fugees and her classic album, "The Miseducation" of Lauryn Hill." Read on as Pras shares memories of the singer-songwriter. ' But you don't know, you just had to believe.""Killing Me Softly""You know how you'll find something but it doesn't necessarily mean you discovered it? The crowd was looking at us like, 'You fucking clowns.' That girl started singing 'Killing Me Softly'? She calls me and says, 'Listen, I'm going to come down to the studio and I'm going to lay down a reference for you guys, a hook. ' It was 'Should I go back to school and figure out my life? Back in the day record companies put you on the road and said, 'Go figure it out.' We were so poor so we had to share a room together. [There were] people who wanted to make themselves more important.
Beginnings Pras: "I met Lauryn Hill back in 1988/89. She might be a little younger than us.' I was a sophomore at the time. I heard her sing it for the first in the studio, but I never truly heard her it until two or three experiences. I give you permission to use my hook, my voice, but I don't want to be a part of this group anymore.' I said, 'Fair enough. So imagine three individuals in one room for most of the year. I was always trying to keep peace 'cause I was looking at the bigger picture. But, there are elements in life that you can't control.""When you capture a moment that brought a form of euphoria to everyone, you want to keep that but then there are unforeseen variables that get in that you can't control.My mom had me go live with my uncle to get a better education in the suburbs than in the hood. This is the story about the Fugees: I had this vision of me in theses two girl. She says, 'She's still in the eighth grade.' I said, 'Eight grade? We were able to build incredible showmanship."The Making of "The Score""'The Score' [is] probably one of the most incredible experiences [of] my life. When we'd get a little bit of extra money we'd go to Kentucky Fried Chicken and get some biscuits; That was our highlight. There's been two or three experiences in my life and it sounded differently [each time]. No problem.' She said, 'Make sure certain people are not around when I'm there.' I said, 'No problem.' She's laying the reference for 'Ready Or Not' and then she goes into the bridge and she's crying. She stops and says, 'I can't do this anymore,' and leaves. She said, 'Let's do 'Ready or Not' again 'cause I was crying. But we go back and say, 'There's something about that reference. That's magic."Troubles"Things were just happening: One minute we were broken up [then] the next minute we were back together. Without having to talk to them, I know they all feel the same way. Arie featuring Rascal Flatts & Victor Wooten, Blackstreet & Dr. Arie & Dobet Gnahoré, The-Dream & Kanye West, Janet Jackson & Nelly, india.arie, Rascal Flatts & Victor Wooten, Eric Robertson, Akon, Colby O'Donis & Kardinal Offishall, Maze & Frankie Beverly, Lil Wayne, Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd, Mary J. Blige & Ludacris, Donell Jones & Donell Jones featuring Left-Eye, India.The requested URL /pop-videos/142881-india-arie-musiq-soulchild-chocolate-high-mm-urban-april-2009was not found on this server.Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.