If you go to Youtube and type into the search field: “Lauryn Hill at the Apollo”, the first clip that will appear is an aged video recording of a 13 year-old Lauryn singing on the stage of the world famous Harlem theater. This is pre-Sister Act, pre-“Killing Me Softly,” and pre-Miseducated Lauryn Hill. About halfway through she had begun to slip off-key, and the notoriously rough Apollo crowd starting booing. In what could certainly be looked at now as a make-or-break moment for her, she defiantly pulled the microphone from its holder, took a step forward and belted her way through the remainder of the song.
BET has released the lineup for their three-day summer BET Experience festival beginning Friday, June 28th in Los Angeles. The events will kick off with a performance from Beyonce, as a part of her Mrs. Carter World Tour, on June 28th. Tickets for the opening night have already sold out. The following day will feature performances from Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, and Schoolboy Q.