Muse: Lauryn Hill

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Hometown: South Orange, New Jersey

Birthdate: May 26th, 1975

Lauryn Hill has captivated millions of listeners with her soulful sound. Though singing was always her passion, Lauryn originally started out as an actress. She had reoccurring roles on shows like As The World Turns and had a more prominent role in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

0447042_45039_MC_Tx304In 1993, Lauryn, Pras, and Wyclef Jean came together to form The Fuguees. The rap trio released their popular album, The Score, in 1996. Lauryn’s vocals and rhyming ability made her standout on the album.

The songstress’ debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, released in 1998. Songs like “Ex- Factor”, “To Zion”, “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” earned her multiple award nominations and even a few Grammys.

Though Lauryn Hill stepped back from the music scene to focus on her family, she is making a comeback. In most recent years, Lauryn has headlined at multiple festivals and concerts. The songstress will be featured on the Nina Simone tribute album. Does this mean we’ll get a new album soon? Only time will tell!

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NEWS: 5 Things- If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

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VIOLETTE: Summer Flash Sale

Starting today at 12 PM I’m having a crazy sale on violettenewyork.com. 50% off ALL ORDERS until June 30th! Shop while the offer lasts! (or until everything sells out). Use promo code VIOLETTESUMMER at checkout for discount.

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WATCH: Vashtie on ShowTime’s NYC Night-Life Series 3AM! Tonight 11PM EST

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Have you guys been watching my SHOWTIME SHOW? Please tell me you have and I will feel less butt-naked and alone…seriously. A couple weeks ago you might have seen my debut which happened on Episode 2. I basically began my portion in therapy, talking about my childhood. Thank goodness it was brief, because it was a lot for me to re-live. Yikes. Anyways. I re-appear tonight and on this episode you see how my #PumaxVashtie Fashion Show came together. I’ll be DJ’ing at Webster while it airs, but TWEET or SNAPCHAT or IG me. Thanks for the support my G!


Watch my PROFILE VIDEO, where I discuss why I love DJ’ing…

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THROWBACK: Monica – “The First Night”

Monica was such a positive young role model for the ladies. This song discusses her stance on not giving up the boo-tay on the first night. I loved this fun video and the gap-styled wardrobe. Such good vibes.

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