Must-See Artists at Bonnaroo 2014

By Lani Conway on
(Getty)There are plenty of great bands and artists that will take the stage when Bonnaroo 2014 goes down on the Tennessee farmland in June. If you're still struggling to figure out who in the festival's diverse lineup you want to catch — fear not. Below, enjoy our quick and easy guide to acts you definitely don't want to miss. Lauryn HillA stint in jail last Spring for tax evasion isn't stopping the singer from performing classics from the now 15-year-old Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Let's...Read Full Story

Lauryn Hill Unveils Dizzying, Discordant New Song to Mark Her Release From Prison

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Lauren Hill departs the court on May 6, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Hill plead guilty to tax evasion charges in June 2012 for failure to pay federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005-2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail sentence for each of the three accounts. The sentencing date was postponed from April 22nd. (Getty Images)more pics Lauryn Hill was released from prison this week after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. Hill, who has not released a full-length studio...Read Full Story

Lauryn Hill Tears Down 'Reverse Racism' In a Lengthy Pre-Prison Proclamation

By Alicia Dennis on
Back in the day — years before The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and long before her years of self-imposed hermitdom — Lauryn Hill was accused of making an inflammatory statement along the lines of, "If I'd known white people would buy my last album I never would have recorded it."It turned out that Hill had never made any such statement, but it appears that even if she had, she wouldn't have believed it was racist."The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous. Most...Read Full Story

Lauryn Hill Likens the Music Industry to Slavery, Gets Prison Sentence for Tax Evasion

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On Monday, performer Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison for failure to pay taxes on $1.8 million in earnings over the course of three years. The critically lauded singer had pleaded guilty in 2012 to the charges, explaining in a lengthy Tumblr post that she had chosen to withdraw from society, rejecting a "climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism."Hill, who also faces three months under house arrest and a $60,000 fine, told...Read Full Story

Lauryn Hill Releases a New Song, Doesn't Seem Happy About It

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It doesn't sound like Lauryn Hill intended for the world to hear her new song "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)" quite yet, but her hand was forced, and well... new music. It's nothing like the neo-soul for which Hill is so famous, more of a dizzying rap diatribe about a bankrupt society. There's a lot going on, but it's not particularly well-organized.Hill posted the song with the note, "Here is a link to a piece that I was 'required' to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal...Read Full Story

Lauryn Hill Says 'Threats' Kept Her From Paying Her Taxes

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(Bauer Griffin)Lauryn Hill has already pleaded guilty to charges of failing to file tax returns for 2005, 2006, and 2007, during which time she earned a reported $1.8 million. The singer faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, but this month she's reportedly begging a judge to let her off with probation.Hill claims that she stopped paying taxes "when she withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family...Read Full Story