Of course, this is a social commentary with a piercing and driving cathartic explosion of prose. Ms. Hill first struggled with not being labeled as a soul music songtress and fought to be one of the hottest MC’s in the game. Since the “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” she has struggled with the limelight despite releasing one of the greatest albums of the 20th century. She has not released an album since and has become the JD Salinger of music.
Her new track spews hot fire at society and those who fight to misconstrue Ms. Hill. She is a mother, a diva, a songstress, an MC, and one of the most important musicians we’ve ever produced. Adele owes everything to Ms. Hill, and Kanye West owes her for the concept of his 1st 3 albums. That’s the extent of her reach into modern music. Where Mariah has been a hit maker, she will never have the cultural impact that Lauryn Hill has had.
We needed Ms. Hill in the late ’90s and still need her today. Her new music is always welcome.
I watched the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show on HBO at about 2:50 am this morning because I couldn’t sleep. The Peppers kind encompass all the music that was presented throughout the evening. It was also cool that Chris Rock inducted them that night.
On another note: these guys are almost in the 50s now. I AM OLD!!!
Gillian Anderson returning to TV in NBC pilot with Rachael Taylor
By Geoff Berkshire February 25, 2013 3:37 PM ET
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“The X-Files” Emmy winner Gillian Anderson is ready to return to TV in her first US series regular role since that sci-fi classic went off the air. Anderson has booked a gig in an untitled conspiracy thriller pilot at NBC from “Life” creator Rand Ravich.
The pilot focuses on an international crisis that begins when the President’s son is kidnapped along with several of his classmates. Anderson will play the aunt of one of the kidnapped children. Former “666 Park Avenue” star Rachael Taylor will play Anderson’s sister, the biological mother of the kidnapped child and an agent in the Secret Service.
Anderson has not been a stranger to TV since “The X-Files” came to an end in 2002. She’s starred in numerous British mini-series including “Bleak House,” “Great Expectations” and “Any Human Heart.” She also has a recurring role on NBC’s soon-to-premiere “Hannibal” and headlines the upcoming five-episode U.K. crime drama “The Fall” with a cast that also includes “Once Upon a Time’s” Jamie Dornan and “The Good Wife’s” Archie Panjabi.
In addition to starring in this season’s failed “666 Park Avenue,” Taylor also played one of the title roles in the quickly canceled reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” in 2011. She had previously recurred on “Grey’s Anatomy.”