Ms. Lauryn Hill brings her Miseducation 20th anniversary show to Australia
It’s one of the best albums of the 90s. One of the best hip hop albums of all time. One of those records that just never gets old no matter how many times you play it. Each track remains as fresh and energised as ever.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. In celebration of that milestone, Ms. Lauryn Hill has been touring the US and Europe with a special show that goes back to that game-changing record.
Now, she’s bringing that show to Australia, with three big east coast shows locked in for February next year.
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As one of the headline acts at Bluesfest this year, Hill was the talk of the festival. That talk was mixed. Some revellers were unhappy with the tweaked arrangements of classic Lauryn Hill and Fugees tracks.
But a lot of us really, really loved it. It was a showcase of an artist who has evolved, an artist who has been through a hell of a lot over the past 25 years and continues to create and perform with a fire inside of her that makes for a thrilling performance.
The one thing we can promise about these shows is that they will not be like any other. Ms. Hill is a unique performer and always will be. That’s what has always set her apart from the pack.
Oh, and there’s a really strong chance she’s going to be late. If she is, just chill. Getting angry won’t make her come on quicker.
And read this.
The excitement doesn't end there, hip hop fans. Hill is bringing her current US touring buddy - and bona-fide hip hop legend - Nas along to Australia for these shows. From his game-changing 1994 debut Illmatic to his latest Kanye produced mini-album Nasir, Nas has remained one of the planet's most exciting and inventive lyricists.
The relationship between these two artists stretches back decades, with the two first collaborating on the 1996 single ‘If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)’.
Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas play the following shows in February 2019:
Thursday 7 February – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sunday 10 February – Brisbane Riverstage
Wednesday 13 February – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne