Lauryn Hill Returns To Charts After 10 Years

(AllHipHop News) Lauryn Hill appeared in the Billboard charts for the first time in 10 years this week, as the former Fugees singer’s “Repercussions” landed at #94 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.  The song leaked online last month and it’s unclear if it’s a future release, or an unfinished track from previous efforts.  “Now it’s a difficult process, a matter of perception/ When I look in the mirror, what is it that I see?/ Is it my reflection?” she sings on the Billboard hit.   Hill was last on the Billboard charts in 1999 when her single with Bob Marley, “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” notched the #49 position.  In June, the reclusive singer granted a rare interview to NPR and said she was excited about performing again. She appeared at a New Zealand music festival in January of this year. “There were things about myself, personal-growth things, that I had to go through in order to feel like it was worth it,” Hill told NPR. “In fact, as musicians and artists, it’s important we have an environment — and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the [music] industry that really nurtures these gifts..” Hill went on to the describe the ways in which the music industry pushes its artists to peform and entertain the world. “Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society, or at least some aspect of society. And it’s important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected. Oftentimes, I think people are forced to make decisions prematurely.”  This weekend Lauryn Hill will be performing at the Rock the Bells concert in Los Angeles.

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