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Lauryn Hill Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of 'Miseducation' With Tour

The "Ex-Factor" singer plans to tour a classic

In 1998, no one predicted that The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill would be her last solo offering. Even Kanye West wished that the New Jersey native would put her heart back in "rhyming," but the length of her hiatus from the studio continued to grow.

Over the years, Lauryn Hill popped back into the spotlight with performances throughout North America. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill served as the bulk of her set list, but her live remixes of one-of-a-kind songs like "Doo-Wop (That Thing)" breathed new life into those melodies. Now, she plans to tour the album again, but this time it'll be a 20th-anniversary celebration.

The album has stood the test of time since today's popular artists continue to look to Hill's soundscape for inspiration. Recently, Drake's "Nice For What" single sampled Hill's "Ex-Factor." The album went on to rank high on publications' top albums lists and featured production credits from Vada Nobles, Che Guevara, and Hill herself.

According to Okayplayer, Hill will begin her trek on July 5 in Virginia Beach then commence on Oct. 5 in St. Louis. Check out the dates below and purchase tickets here.

July 5 — Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 8 — Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
July 11 — Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 13 — Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
July 15 — Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
July 18 — Toronto, Ontario - Budweiser Stage
July 20 — Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
July 22 — Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
July 25 — Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 26 — Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
July 29 — St. Petersburg, FL - Al Lang Stadium
July 31 — Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater
August 02 — Jacksonville, FL - Daily’s Place
August 03 — Atlanta, GA - State Bank Amphitheatre
August 05 — Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 08 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
September 07 — Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
September 09 — San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
September 12 — Portland, OR - Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 14 — Burnaby, British Columbia - Deer Lake Park
September 15 — Kent, WA - ShoWare Center
September 20 — Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 22 — Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
September 24 — Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
September 26 — Morrison, CO - Red Rock Amphitheatre
September 29 — Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
September 30 — Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 03 — New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena
October 05 — St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena

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Bryson Tiller Announces Deluxe Edition Of ‘Trapsoul’ Debut

Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated new album, Bryson Tiller is giving fans another chance to fall deeper in love with Trapsoul. The Grammy-nominated singer announced that he will be releasing a deluxe version of his debut album to streaming service this Friday (Sept. 25).

The deluxe edition will feature fan favorites “Just Another Interlude” and “Self Righteous,” Tiller tweeted on Tuesday (Sept. 22). “Before we get into my new album, I wanna celebrate with this special edition of my debut album, 'Trapsoul.' Featuring a few songs that didn’t quite make the cut.”

before we get into my new album, I wanna celebrate with this special edition of my debut album, Trapsoul. Featuring a few songs that didn’t quite make the cut. Y’all asked for these on All Platforms and they’ll finally be yours this Friday. thank you! pic.twitter.com/8MJ5rC5jYB

— tiller (@brysontiller) September 23, 2020

Released in 2015, Tiller’s debut album put him on the map, and earned a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top R&B Album. The triple platinum release, lead single “Don’t” cracked the Top 20 on the Billboard singles charts becoming his highest charting solo effort to date.

Earlier in the month, Tiller released the music video for his song “Inhale” which samples Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon' Cry.” The end of the video reveals that Tiller’s new album will drop sometime this fall.

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Judge Sides With Nicki Minaj In Tracy Chapman Court Battle

A judge has sided with Nicki Minaj in her legal dispute with Tracy Chapman. U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled that Minaj’s song “Sorry” falls under the “fair use” and not copyright infringement as Chapman claimed, Variety reports.

Minaj was reportedly unaware that her song, “Sorry,” featured lyrics and a bit of the melody from Chapman’s 1988 track, “Baby Can I Hold You” when it was recorded. She  reached out to Chapman to get permission to use the song but was ultimately turned down. Since she couldn't get legal clearance, the track never made it to the Queen album, but Chapman’s attorneys accused Minaj of leaking the track to Funkmaster Flex. Although Minaj confirmed sending Flex an Instagram message about the song, she denies actually sending it. “I had a change of heart,” she later testified. “I never sent the recording.”

Flex said that he obtained the recording from a “blogger,” not Minaj.

In her decision, Judge Phillips reportedly noted that artists tend to “experiment” with music before they attempt to get proper licensing.

“Artists usually experiment with works before seeking licenses from rights holders and rights holders typically ask to see a proposed work before approving a license,” the judge wrote. “A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry.”

Despite the ruling, the question remains over whether or not Minaj should be held liable for the song being leaked. Last month, Minaj’s attorneys filed court papers requesting that Chapman’s motion for a summary judgment be denied in full.

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Big Sean Debuts ‘Deep Reverence’ Feat. Nipsey Hussle

Big Sean delivered his collaboration with Nipsey Hustle “Deep Reverence” on Monday (Aug. 24). The 32-year-old rapper decided to drop the song after  finishing up his highly anticipated Detroit 2 album due out next week.

“My heart and my gut was saying not only do people deserve that song right now,”  Sean tweeted on Tuesday (Aug. 25). “I felt like hearing nips [sic] voice, his presence and the energy of the song itself was needed and deserved it’s own moment!”

A snippet of the song debuted during Hit-Boy and Boi1da's Verzuz battle in April. Sean said that he has wanted to release the song ever since then.

“My label (a few people there, not the whole label) thought it wasn’t smart to put this song out ahead of my album, they told my team I should hold on to it...they still supported my decision in the end tho [sic],” he explained in another tweet.

The record opens with a clever and poignant verse from Nipsey. “F*ck rap I’m a street legend, block love me with a deep reverence,” he raps. “I was birthed in a C-section/Hella cops and police presence, we got opps so we keep weapons. We on y’all block while y’all eat breakfast. A lot of shots, we broke street records. Watch how you talk, I got reflexes.”

 

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Rest In Power bro! The World miss you n need to hear your voice! DEEP REVERENCE OUT NOW 🏁💙🙏🏾 Prod by. @hitboy & @g.ryomo

A post shared by BIGSEAN (@bigsean) on Aug 24, 2020 at 9:07pm PDT

On Sean’s verse, he reveals that he reached out to Kendrick Lamar after Nipsey was killed and addresses the alleged beef between him and the Compton MC. Fans also believe that he hinted at  Jhené Aiko suffering a miscarriage. “Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not takin,’” raps Sean. “Probably why the sh*t with me got crazy and we lost a baby.”

Detroit 2 is executive produced by Hit-Boy, Sean and Kanye West. The album drops on Sept. 4.

Listen to “Deep Reverence” below.

 

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My fifth album #Detroit2 September 4th 🌎✊🏾🌹🖤 🌟 🙏🏾

A post shared by BIGSEAN (@bigsean) on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:15am PDT

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