This is how Lauryn Hill took the stage at a Rock the Bells concert last weekend in California.
Despite the Larry Johnson “Grandmama“ get-up, reviews of her L.A. and San Francisco sets were pretty positive.
New York Magazine’s Amos Barshad said “Hill looked and sounded great, and was deliriously received, as she ran through standouts from ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and Fugees staples.” MTV’s Shaheem Reed noted: “This was not a woman who some reports had labeled ‘crazy.’ Lauryn was lucid and dancing and appeared to be enjoying herself.”
Hill shares a Rock the Bells lineup with Snoop Dogg, Slick Rick, the Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, and others — each performing one of their best-loved albums start to finish. The tour will stop next at New York’s Governors Island on Aug. 28 and the Washington DC area’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 29.