The Case: It seemed as if the Hip-Hop Gods have answered all our prayers and returned Lauryn hill to her rightful place: behind a microphone. This past January L-Boogs announced she would be joining the Raggamuffin tour and hit 10 dates across Europe. Following her Euro-trip, Lauryn, returned home and performed on select dates on this summer’s Rock The Bells tour. She also danced around the notion of a new album.
The Verdict: Flanked by series of less than stellar performances, the most celebrated female Hip-Hop artist of all time was earning a bad rap. Lauryn’s often off key crooning and awkwardly remixed tracks confused even her most loyal followers. Critics held out as long as possible just off the strength, but there’s no question that hearts were broken as all eyes officially shifted to Nicki.