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Complex Celebrates Gemini Season With Playlist f/ Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, and More

Complex is commemorating the launch of Gemini season with a new playlist featuring nearly two hours of music from a number of preeminent Geminis. The playlist—available in full below—begins with back-to-back cuts from Lauryn Hill’s 1998 classic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The audio journey then takes listeners through selections from Kendrick Lamar (including entries from his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers), the artist formerly known as Kanye West (whose Donda era track “Life of the Party” saw him linking with fellow Gemini André 3000), The Notorious B.I.G., Prince, and more.
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Megan Thee Stallion, Ms. Lauryn Hill perform at inaugural Preakness Live event

With a heat index above 90 degrees, it took a while for the grounds of the inaugural Preakness Live Culinary, Arts and Music Festival to fill Friday afternoon — that is, until the “hotties” arrived. In its first iteration, Preakness Live featured an hourslong concert with artists including: DJ Quicksilva, country singer Brittney Spencer, DJ D-Nice, Darin Atwater and The Soulful Symphony, and ...
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Megan Thee Stallion, Lauryn Hill to perform at Preakness Live

May 17 (UPI) -- Megan Thee Stallion and Lauryn Hill will take the stage at Preakness Live. The 27-year-old rapper and 46-year-old singer-songwriter will perform at the event Friday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., ahead of the Preakness Stakes horse race Saturday. Preakness Live is a new food,...
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Why Lauryn Hill disappeared after releasing her last album 20 years ago

After Lauryn Hill swept the Grammys with her hip-hop masterpiece — 1998’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” — it seemed as if the young singer-rapper was poised to kill us with her songs for decades for to come. But the game-changing artist, who influenced everyone from Drake to Adele, would largely disappear from music — save for the odd single and some concerts — just four years later, following the release of her second solo album, “MTV Unplugged: No. 2.0,” on May 7, 2002. Twenty years after the former Fugee dropped that live recording of new folk-soul songs, it remains the...
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Lauryn Hill Urges California Lawmakers to Pass FAIR Act, a Bill That Would Change Contract Limits for Musicians

In a statement posted to Instagram, Lauryn Hill has urged California lawmakers to pass the FAIR act, which will overhaul labor law in the state. The act was first introduced by California state assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez last year. Its full title is the Free Artists from Industry Restrictions Act, and would cap recording contracts for artists based in California or labels based in California at seven years. The idea is the bill will further protect musicians, as the same protection the bill proposes is already granted to California workers in other fields.
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Lauryn Hill shares support for California bill to limit power of record labels

Lauryn Hill has shared her support for a California bill to limit the power of record labels over artists. Yesterday (April 14), Hill made a plea to members of the California State Assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media to support the ‘FAIR Act’, which is also known as Assembly Bill 2926 (via Billboard).
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Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion to perform at Preakness LIVE festival

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — The new Preakness LIVE Culinary Art & Music Festival will feature GRAMMY Award winners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan Thee Stallion. "I am incredibly excited about this new collaboration being led by a true son of Baltimore. This will not only improve the Preakness experience, but also support and elevate Baltimore culture through art, sports, fashion, and food year-round," said Mayor Brandon Scott in a news release. "I look forward to the profound impact this new focus on Baltimore art and culture will have on our city's next generation of creative minds. I want to thank Kevin Liles, 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group, and 1/ST EXPERIENCE for their investment in our city and it's unique cultural fabric."
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Megan Thee Stallion and Ms. Lauryn Hill to headline Preakness Live, featuring other musical performers

The 147th Preakness Stakes horse race will draw at least one winning stallion: Grammy Award-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Megan Thee Stallion and fellow Grammy Award-winning musical artist Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline Preakness Live, a culinary, art and music festival on May 20, leading up to the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown on May 21.
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PREAKNESS LIVE Culinary, Art & Music Festival To Feature Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion and More!

1/ST EXPERIENCE, curators of world-class entertainment and hometown hospitality for Preakness 147, announces a collaboration with Baltimore’s own Kevin Liles, CEO and Chairman of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group, to launch Preakness LIVE Culinary, Art & Music Festival as part of an expanded Preakness entertainment and cultural celebration set to take place on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 20. The festival is just one part of 1/ST’s new long-term campaign, Baltimore 1/ST, kicking off this year.
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Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion & More to Perform at Baltimore’s Preakness Live Culinary, Art & Music Festival

Click here to read the full article. The exciting lineup of performers set to hit the stage at the Preakness Live Culinary, Art & Music Festival has officially been revealed. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Brittney Spencer, D-Nice, Darin Atwater and The Soulful Symphony will perform during the Baltimore festival, taking place infield at the Pimlico Race Course on May 20, entertainment company 1/ST Experience announced Tuesday (April 12). Family group WanMor will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The festival comes in consultation with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and in collaboration with Baltimore native music executive Kevin Liles, CEO and chairman of 300...
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