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Lauryn Hill’s Nina Simone Cover Gives Us Goosebumps


Lauryn Hill was one of a few artists chosen to tribute Nina Simone in a forthcoming compilation of the iconic singer’s most popular songs in honor of the upcoming Netflix documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? 

Ms. Hill will be covering a few songs including, “The High Priestess of Soul” and “Feeling Good.” Speaking of the latter, what did you think of L-Boogie’s version?

On Nina Participating in this project, Hill stated:

“Because I fed on this music, both hers and lovers like her, like my basic food, I believed I always had a right to have a voice. Her example is clearly a form of sustenance to a generation needing to find theirs. What a gift.”

What a gift, indeed.

Janet Jackson Releases New Song Snippet

So, remember when we were all hyped about Janet Jackson making a come back? Well…we’re still hyped, and Janet has given us even more reason to be excited. Did that snippet she tweeted sound kind of Velvet Rope-ish, or nah? That’s a good thing!


Miguel’s Got A New Video And Tour 


Miguel is back to doing what he does best, sanging about sex. The soul crooner just released the sultry video, you probably just watched, for “Coffee,” a new single from his upcoming album Wildheart, along with three new songs from the album including, “Face the Sun,” featuring Lenny Kravitz, “Flesh,” and “Going to Hell.”


And then there’s “Flesh:”


And “Going to Hell:”


Yes to all of this!

So, basically, Miguelito is trying to be responsible for a spike in the baby population. Also note that his North American tour in support of Wildheart begins July 24th in Austin, Texas. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 19th.

Madonna Gets Lyrical Assistance From Nicki Minaj


Madonna, the ovah muvah recently dropped a new video entitled, “B*tch I’m Madonna.” The colorful, party-themed features guest spots from Beyoncé, Chris Rock, and more, as well as a few bars from Nicki Minaj. This is shaping up to be a pretty strong comeback.


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MUSIC ROUND UP: Lauryn Hill Covers Nina Simone, Madonna Taps Nicki Minaj For Bars, And Janet Jackson Teases New Song  was originally published on