lauryn hill: can't take my ears off of you.
LAURYN HILL may have been hiding from the spotlight these past years, but she hasn't been a stranger to my iTunes.
Today, my two favorite things collided as Louie of i guess i'm floating honored Ms. Hill with a post-Sister Act II post. It inspired me to make this post featuring some b-sides, remixes, rarities, collaborations, and unreleased songs.
Considering Lauryn has been keeping it on the hush for the most part, no one is really sure when her sophomore studio album will be released. Apparently a great quantity of music has been recorded, including a collaboration with The Wailers. On top of this, The Fugees have reunited to record some new songs, two of which you can hear below. However, I have to echo the sentiments of The Village Voice in saying, "Turns out that a Fugees reunion wasn't really what anyone was waiting for; we just wanted Lauryn to start rapping again." Wyclef and Pras really aren't great rappers. Do I need to even mention "It Doesn't Matter"?
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- Lauryn Hill & Tanya Blout- His Eye Is On The Sparrow (Sister Act 2)
- Lauryn Hill- The Sweetest Thing (Love Jones)
- Lauryn Hill vs. Junior Senior- Doo Wop Move Your Feet (Mash-up)
- Lauryn Hill- Ex-Factor (A Simple Breakdown Remix) --(single)
- Lauryn Hill- Lost Ones (Remix)
- Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill- Turn Your Lights Down Low (Chant Down Babylon)
- Lauryn Hill- Rebel (Studio Version)
- Lauryn Hill- Selah (The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood)
- The Fugees- A Change Gonna Come (The Fugees Greatest Hits)
- The Fugees- Take It Easy (single)
- The Fugees- Wanna Be (leaked)
- Nas f/ Lauryn Hill- If I Ruled the World (It Was Written)
- Common f/ Lauryn Hill- Retrospect for Life (One Day It'll All Make Sense)
- Carlos Santana f/ Lauryn Hill & Cee-Lo- Do You Like the Way (Supernatural)
- Kanye West f/ Lauryn Hill (sampled)- All Falls Down (College Dropout demo)
- John Legend f/ Lauryn Hill- So High Cloud 9 Remix (single)
- Method Man f/ Lauryn Hill- Say (4:21: The Day After)
- Talib Kweli- Ms. Hill (Right About Now)
- Ted Leo- Ex Factor (cover)
BUY Lauryn Hill MTV UNplugged 2.0
BLOGWATCH: Arjan Writes points us in the direction of a great Tigarah remix. Download many free remixes by Mr. D at Tigarah's website. Stereogum urges us to get our hype on while we still can.