Ms. Lady Blogga went to Rock The Bells and did it up to the fullest. She also let us know how it was from her up close point of view.
On Saturday, Hip-Hop invaded Governor’s Island in a major way. Rock the Bells 2010 was on deck and it was the best Saturday I had spent in awhile. Great music, great company and best of all, I witnessed the return of Lauryn Hill. Yes, Lauryn Hill, whom we have been summoning back to existence since I started Tweeting last year, finally blessed us with her presence. Since this is the biggest RTB news, I will start with her. I have been hearing people’s opinions about her performance. Now I am going to give you mine. Granted, she is not the Lauryn we knew from ’95 but, she can still do the damn thing. No, her voice is not the same but she can still flow. She took us through her hits with re-vamped beats and melodies. I caught up with Ms. Hill backstage where we had a brief chat. The area backstage was hectic so we had to do things quick and when we could get it in. She basically expressed to me that she had been to “hell and back” but that she “remains positive”. I made sure to tell her that she is almost a daily conversation topic when discussing the best female rapper. The smile on her face made me wanna cry. She shook my hand and said. “Thank you sis. I appreciate the love folks are sharing with me here today. I really am.” And then she went about her way. The look in her eyes still seemed distant. I can’t imagine what she went through but it definitely took it’s toll.