Comments on: L-Boogied Out http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/ Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:53:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: rockacandy.com » Rewind: Ms. Hill http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-111556 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:32:08 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-111556 […] which is why I choose to remember her, “the way she was,” rather than letting her recent mis-steps sully my entire […]

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By: Orville http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-43061 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 20:29:07 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-43061 Its kind of sad what fame does to people. I think Hill will comeback though.

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By: skepticalandconcerned http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-33017 Thu, 12 Jul 2007 16:16:05 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-33017 money is hard to come by,….
and for any artist to think it is okay to consistently show up to performances tardy, is not cool,..
a level of professionalism is mandatory at all costs,..
there aren’t many artists out there that deserve the fan loyalty, and have anything to listen to for two hours, (jill scott, erykah badu, common, the roots,…) are a few of the exceptions,….
and i am sure they have their personal issues to deal with,.. but they have not made a reputation of being sloppy at their concerts,…

i have deep respect for lauren, and all, but
this lauryn before us, seems very forced,…

i don’t want perfection …there is no such thing,….
but i agree with sloan,,.in that perhaps she needs to cocoon a little longer, heal,..(which we all need to do it from time to time,)and be mindful of her fans,…
i realized awhile back, not to idealize anyone

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By: sloane http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-32222 Tue, 10 Jul 2007 06:49:04 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-32222 i am disappointed by lauren hill’s current state. she appears to be working against her own self interests in regards to her career, and she doesn’t seem to be completely lucid half of the time. I (and i mean me, myself, and i…no one has to like my thoughts or agree with them, they are not up for debate) simply refuse to support an artist that carries themselves in that way. i personally think that she needs MORE TIME to get herself together, because her current work/ performances are chipping away at her wonderful legacy of being a distinct and POWERFUL performer. nobody would have EVER BEEN ABLE TO QUESTION lauryn hill’s skills on a myriad of fronts a few years ago, and now that is what quite a few people do, with good reason… she still has her raw talent and magnetism, which means deep down i will always root for her…but she’s got some work to do before i can truly throw my support behind her again.

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By: justbecuz http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-30880 Fri, 06 Jul 2007 03:32:22 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-30880 The performance I posted is June 14, 2007 in San Paulo, Brazil.

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By: justbecuz http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-30879 Fri, 06 Jul 2007 03:28:40 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-30879 I don’t know why people spend so much time on speculating about Lauryns mental health. She has said many time she was depressed she even states it in her new song “Lose Myself”. If you look at the close up of Lauryns face in the following video clip she is still as beautiful as ever and that magnetic smile has return that was abscent for so many year.

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By: NOT Bipolar http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-30870 Fri, 06 Jul 2007 01:51:42 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-30870 I’ve gotta come out of lurkmode for this one.

As, someone, who is mislabelled by family members as “bipolar”, it pisses me off to see another creative person being labelled the same way. I’m a marginal fan of Lauryn, but from what I observe from her, she’s very similar to myself, in that she always grasps for authentic expression. Authentic expression is determined by mood, which may seem like an instability to other people who live inauthetically. C’mon, to those of you citing her behavior as “unprofessional”, what is “professional?” Is “professional” fake????…attempting to maintain a standard, even if you’ve outgrown it? Take Beyonce for example. This girl is professional and completely faux, mechanical, and emotionless. Is that what you want Lauryn to be?? You can’t have it both ways.

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By: Cheryl http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-30821 Thu, 05 Jul 2007 20:51:28 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-30821 .
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LMAO @ “tri-polar”, flygyrl you are silly lol.
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@ JUSTMYWORD, I feel ya on everything you wrote, and especially on people fearing what’s different. We pretty much think alike. I’m an independent thinker and out of the box and most folks can’t handle it if you don’t think, express yourself, or act like “the masses”. But I’m becoming cool with that. Like L-Boogie said, I’d rather be the “real me” than some fake “somebody else”.

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By: JUstMYwOrD http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-30813 Thu, 05 Jul 2007 20:04:28 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-30813 MochaSiren–

I appreciate your veiws as well, thanks for clarifying. I am almost ready to lay this converstaion to rest myself, because I can see it’s struck a very passionate nerve in me, and I could honestly go on for days…but I won’t. Sorry again for my noticeable aggrevation to the whole mental illness topic, I could have tailored my repsonse with diplomacy, and I should have, because your veiws are just as relevant as mine.

Grateful1–
“Have we come to the point when an artist can show up whenever and the audience dare not complain because that person is considered a genius?”

I know this question wasn’t directed towards me, but it’s a very good point, so I’ll say my peice on this and then I’m done:

No. We should not be at the point where we drop our standards as to the quality of performance we expect from an artist…we should realize that to err is human, and I think knowing where to draw the line in the sand between error and unprofessionalism is what seems to have bothered me most about the “criticism” she received. I just don’t understand how Lauryn’s fans could be so quick to literally drop her, that’s more than just a complaint, the reveiws I read were very extreem and harsh, people began making all types of references to her mental stability, accusing her of being drunk, saying she’s a puppet under the spell of Marley mojo, etc…IMO,it was almost like all the buzz over her exile and come back was anticipated with such skeptisim that people were more eagerly waiting to prove she was washed up…than to prove she wasn’t…That kind of reveiw is not one I’d expect to be from a fan’s perspective…I just thought out of concern and appreciation for Lauryn fans would have chosen their words and critiqued her more carefully and constructively, that’s all. I was disappointed to read most of what I read about Oakland, and not because I felt Lauryn didn’t deserve some criticism I read about, because she did…like the tardiness factor…but I think we can all agree that it is clear Lauryn has been battling something, I won’t pretend to know what that is exactly, and I have to say I would have been very bothered about the rocky start but conflicted as well because she really is a tremendous artist, so I think I would’ve felt more prone to have given her a chance to get into gear because I realize that no one, including performers, are perfect.

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By: Ami Jane http://www.afrobella.com/2007/07/03/l-boogied-out/#comment-30786 Thu, 05 Jul 2007 16:51:18 +0000 http://afrobella.com/?p=285#comment-30786 I like Lauryn Hill too. She is Brilliant and definitely one of the best. BUT… She owes it to her fans to get to concerts ON TIME and give them the best show possible. I have heard about her being late and cancelling out on shows too many times. I respect her genious but, I don’t respect her work ethic. If she doesn’t want to perform or if she is having some mental issues, maybe she should reach out and get some help from God, family, friends. Maybe, she should lay low on the performances and just create studio albums. She has cancelled from 2 shows here in Las Vegas twice in the past 4 months . People were waiting for hours before they were told they were not coming. Right now I wouldn’t even waist my time or money to see her perform. Her track record is too blemished right now. I would have to see major improvement before I restore my faith in her performing abilities. And, I would have to hear some new and refreshing material. I’m not willing to accept subpar entertainment from her, while knowing she can do better.

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