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Watch: Lauryn Hill plays Harmony Festival to mixed reviews

on June 21, 2010, 5:00pm

Lauryn Hill is back again, and by the look and sound of these videos from last weekend’s Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, Calif., she’s got something to prove. The 35-year-old emcee – and one-third of the legendary Fugees – is sporting the ‘fro no mo’ look and sounds primed for her upcoming performances on this year’s Rock the Bells Festival alongside the Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, and A Tribe Called Quest.

The grainy video shows Hill tearing through a new intro to old jam, “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, while a stunned crowd of hippies looks on. Although she looked out of place in the woods of northern California, DimeWars reports that the once-controversial singer even praised the crowd saying, “I love you,” and “it’s so good to see you.”

Still Hill couldn’t avoid some criticism, and fan response from the set has been mixed. Some attendees were just stoked to see Hill on stage, but others complained that she “whined” about the sound for the first 20 minutes of her performance. While the stage monitors may have been poorly mixed, L-Boogie still looks and sounds good on songs like “Ooh la la la”. You can check out a clip of that below as well.

Check out the videos yourself and start saving your allowance if you want to see Lauryn in person. Tickets for Rock the Bells (via Ticketmaster.com) are going for up to $150 and the show is only stopping in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington D.C.

Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)” at Harmony Festival 2010

Lauryn Hill – “Ooh la la la” at Harmony Festival 2010

Rock the Bells 2010 Tour Dates:
08/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ NOS Events Center
08/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Shorline Ampitheatre
08/28 – New York, NY @ Governors Island
08/29 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

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