[pics] WTF happened to Lauren Hill (96-2010)

WTF happened to Lauren Hill? is a question many have asked over the years and it seems that no one has answer. Some recent footage of her singing(quite well) at some festival in Cali surfaced a few days ago but the way she dresses and acts still remains a mystery. People from all over have been feigning for a comeback but it looks like we have seen the best from this remarkable actor, songwriter, rapper, and singer. I cannot take any credit for gathering these pics that goes to Buzzfeed blooger Matt Sopera who compiled this timeline with the question we all have been wondering What Happened to Lauren Hill? Hit the jump to see this unbelievable transformation of Lauren Hill.

Fugees video director lives real life ‘Precious’ arrested for fathering six children with his daughters

This dude is just plain sick and deserves to be shot, there is no rehab for this sicco. Also this story is especially poignant for all the people who criticized the movie ‘Precious’ early on saying it was a bad portrayal and not realistic.

via Daily News

An award-winning video director was unmasked Thursday as a brutal, bizarre serial breeder who repeatedly raped his daughters to create a “pure” bloodline.

Aswad Ayinde, who won an MTV award for directing The Fugees‘ “Killing Me Softly,” fathered six kids with his daughters from the mid-1980s to 2002 – and delivered the babies himself, New Jersey prosecutors said.

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Shocker: Smoking Gun say Wyclef’s Charity Has ‘Funny Money’, Has Used Money To Pay for Platinum Studios Rent & Performances Services at Benefit Concerts

Source: 57th Ave

I hate to put out this story about Wyclef and Yele. But the Smoking Gun has forced my hand and it is my duty to post this story. This is not to say he is not helping with the current devastation, but the business practices are a bit shady before this tragedy. To save face Wyclef and Yele need to account for every dollar that people contributed over the last couple of days which has climbed into the millions. The official documents are on Smoking Guns Website :

via Smoking Gun

JANUARY 14–The Haiti earthquake has already triggered hundreds of thousands of donations to musician Wyclef Jean’s charitable foundation, which expects to raise upwards of $1 million a day in the disaster’s wake. However, Internal Revenue Service records show the group has a lackluster history of accounting for its finances, and that the organization has paid the performer and his business partner at least $410,000 for rent, production services, and Jean’s appearance at a benefit concert. Though the Wyclef Jean Foundation, which does business as Yele Haiti Foundation, was incorporated 12 years ago–and has been active since that time–the group only first filed tax returns in August 2009. That month, the foundation provided the IRS with returns covering calendar years 2005, 2006, and 2007–the only periods for which it has publicly provided a glimpse at its financial affairs. In 2006, Jean’s charity reported contributions of $1 million, the bulk of which came from People magazine in exchange for the first photos of a pregnant Angelina Jolie (the actress reportedly directed that the publication’s payment go to Jean’s charity, not her personally). As seen on the following pages from the foundation’s 2006 tax return, the group paid $31,200 in rent to Platinum Sound, a Manhattan recording studio owned by Jean and Jerry Duplessis, who, like Jean, is a foundation board member.

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[video] Will Smith, Wyclef, and Toby Keith Freestyle Rap In Oslo (Nobel Prize After Party)

Source: Punch Bowl Blog

The biggest movie star(Will Smith) in the world hooks up with the gangster of country music(Toby Keith), and the unofficial president of Haiti (Wyclef) to get down to some classic Hip Hop in this shindig after our President was given the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Looks like fun was had by all. Yeah Hip Hop still rules the world.

Common, Wyclef, Ne-Yo Appear on “The Electric Company”

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via HipHopDX

This past January, PBS brought back the 1970s classic television show “The Electric Company,” with special appearances from several famous faces including Mario Barrett, Sean Kingston, and Tiki Barber. The original version of the educational kid’s program, which helped children learn the ins and outs of English grammar, regularly starred big names like Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman.

Recently, Common [click to read], Wyclef, and Ne-Yo each made musical contributions to the show.

Common plays the part of an Indiana Jones type character who searches for a gigantic artifact:

one word: pause

Rolling Stone Commemorates The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as 10 Year Anniversary Approaches

The Rolling Stone celebrates the 10 year anniversary/milestone of a timeless classic, The Mis education of Lauryn Hill and takes you into the cracks and the crevices of what went into the process of crafting this master piece, a work of art yet to be rivaled by any artist, let alone a female MC.  It changed the game, literally and opened a lane for what would ultimately spawn into neo-soul and the reemergence of conscious music with a musical vibe and intensified spirit. Baby girl was spitting and singing her ass off on this one, damn we miss you Ms. Hill. CLICK [HERE] for the link.

Wyclef owes Jacob for Bling…

I guess that he is trying to collect on all debts before he surrenders to do that federal time in the pen. Might have to ask Mrs. Jean where the bling is at? And paying for bling is so yesterday.

Come on 'Clef time to pay up for that shiny watch there!!

Come on 'Clef time to pay up for that shiny watch there!!

via AP

NEW YORK (AP) — The company founded by the New York businessman known in the hip-hop world as “Jacob the Jeweler” has sued Wyclef Jean, claiming he owes money for watches and jewelry he bought.

Convicted jeweler Jacob Arabove is on the hunt for $ 300,000 from Wyclef Jean

Convicted jeweler Jacob Arabove is on the hunt for $ 300,000 from Wyclef Jean

Jacob and Company Incorporated says in Manhattan court papers filed Tuesday that the hip-hop star bought several items between March 2002 and January 2006 for $765,100. The company says Jean still owes $319,680, despite “repeated demands for payment.”

Several representatives for Jean didn’t immediately respond to e-mails requesting comment.

The company’s founder, Jacob Arabov, was sentenced in June to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for lying to investigators of a multistate drug ring.

Arabov was known as the “king of bling” to customers who included Madonna, Elton John and Kanye West.

Clef’ To Raise Millions For Haiti…

Musician Wyclef Jean announces his \"Together For Haiti\" program to help provide food and employment to the struggling country of Haiti during a news conference at the Gansevoort Hotel in New York May 20, 2008.
Via Reuters

Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean launched a new initiative to help his impoverished homeland on Tuesday following last month’s deadly food riots.

The initiative is aimed at raising $48 million over the next six months to fund expanded food distribution, job creation and assistance for farmers in the poorest country in the Americas.

Dubbed “Together For Haiti” it is backed by the World Food Program, the Pan American Development Foundation and Yele Haiti, Jean’s charitable foundation for Haiti.

“We have come together to launch this new initiative because I believe we can do more and better for Haiti when we act together,” Jean told a Manhattan news conference.

“We are not only interested in feeding people in response to the current crisis, but we want to offer them an alternative that can help them in a sustainable way,” he said.

“Together For Haiti” plans to employ 1,800 people a day in poor areas, distribute food to 1.5 million people and provide fertilizers to 55,000 farmers. Grants will also be given to 9,000 families to support the development of micro-enterprises.

“We want to give them the opportunity to set up a small business which they can live on instead of assisting them every time there is a crisis,” Jean told Reuters.

He was accompanied at the news conference by aid officials and by fellow musician and social activist Paul Simon, who promised support.

Full story here

Hilfiger Forms TommyTV

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[Source: ProHipHop]

International fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger has formed an alliance with Sony BMG Europe to introduce TommyTV, an online venture that will bring the much-heralded Hilfiger Sessions to a global audience. The Hilfiger Sessions is a concert series featuring established acts such as Wyclef, Kelly Roland and emerging talent. The content will be inclusive of cutting-edge “state-of-the-art Papervision3D technology to further enhance the online viewing experience.” Hilfiger said,

“I have always been inspired by music and our Company was one of the first to truly fuse fashion and music through a variety of initiatives. The launch of TommyTV takes our musical heritage to the next level by offering the exclusive Hilfiger Sessions performances to a wider audience. With Sony BMG as our partner, we are thrilled to be at the forefront of bringing music and fashion together with the latest technological and online innovations.”

The venture which went live today (4/16) is a continuation of the lastest trend of established companies branching off into other forms of promo and brand integration.
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50 & Others Named In Juicing Probe

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G-Unit frontman 50 Cent, R&B Siren Mary J. Blige and Super Producer Timbaland have been named in a probe of possible steriod/human growth hormone users.  While details remain sketchy it is being reported that the superstar’s names have popped up in the year-long investigation launced by Albany DA P. David Soares into the use of steriods in the sports entertainment world.  After some big snares namely in the world of baseball, sights have been set on the music entertainment industry.  Wyclef Jean and movie maker Tyler Perry have also been named in the investigation.  The criminal aspect of the investigation is being limited to the pharmacists, clincs and doctors who allegedly provided the substance.  None of the stars named in the investigation are in jeapordy of being charged with anything, in fact US Senator Charles Schumer has just introduced legislation that would make possession of these substances illegal.  Stay tuned for development as this story takes shape and CLICK HERE for the full article

Update: For a detailed description of the proof the Albany DA has against these stars CLICK HERE to read more.  It appears some of them had drugs sent to their place of residence addressed to them, others used pseudonyms like Michael Jordan and Marlo Stanfield from The Wire.