Lauryn Hill is my soul cousin.
Monday night I got to see her in a rare free performance in Brooklyn. After spending half the night waiting behind police barricades far away from the event, a kind officer finally let me in. (And by "in" I mean close enough to see the stage but still behind a fence.) Security was TIGHT.
The effort was worth it though. Lauryn was a riot. She has completely reinvented herself. Every song from Miseducation that she performed was reinterpreted to match her new grittier, rockier, reggae/ska sound. While her voice may be fading, her presence is as strong as ever.
I wouldn't expect anything less from a fellow Hill.