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“Lauryn Hill Is Straight Up The Problem” – No Fugee Reunion

Lauryn HillThere will be no Fugees Reunion, and it’s all because of Lauryn Hill. According to an article in Scratch Magazine, Wyclef explains that Lauryn Hill wants to produce beats although she doesn’t know how to produce beats. Her job is to sing, and he just wants her to sing _____.

Anyway check out some excerpts from the article, it sounds to me like Wyclef doesn’t want to give up creative control, but read for yourself…

So what’s ultimately holding you guys back?
Lauryn is straight up the problem, bro. She wants to be a producer. Don’t come telling us how to chop up beats so you can get credit for it.

What makes you think she would take the credit?
We did a remix [with] Lauryn for John Legend, for the record “How High.” John Legend was saying our names. You know what she had [him] do? She was like, “Take off Wyclef and Jerry’s names.” Because she wanted people to think that she was the one doing the beat…I’m a producer and I’m a beatmaker with my cousin Jerry Wonder, and I’m a writer. She’s a writer, a vocalist, [and] a great [vocal] composer. And she’s great at picking out samples—she got 20 billion samples but can’t chop ’em up to save her life.

So she hasn’t made any of the beats she got credit for?
It’s real simple—if you did the beats, where are the beats? Show us one beat that you did. If you bring ’Clef to the studio, put an MP, put an SP, put a bunch of stuff, bring a bunch of cameras [and] say, “Clef, do a beat in two minutes.” The beat’s done! Bring Lauryn Hill in the studio with the same camera, say we give you three hours. Matter fact, [bleep] it, we’ll give you a month—do a beat. She can’t put it together! [Source]

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