She just came off the Apollo but don't hold that against her.' She didn't win the Apollo. If you went to her house, she had a room full of vinyls of classic soul music. They didn't know they were naked until they ate the food of knowledge; Some interpret that as the first time they had sex. That's what happened when I really first heard her sing it. I remember standing on the stage, playing the keys and she sung the first line. Back then, I had only met Antoinette once, and never seen her again except at the World but nonetheless it ['10 % Dis'] was done in the spirit of hip-hop. If you don't think you're the baddest MC then you might as well just sit down cause that's what hip-hop is all about. You can come up and win a different type of way, but you stand the chance of your ground being shaken.Back in those days, when something came on television you had to catch it in that moment. I was like, 'Don't worry about it.' I went to a part of Jersey where she lived [and] met her.""She was this young girl. She had all this knowledge.""After I met her, right on the spot I decided, 'She's the one right there. I told her parents, 'I'm going to make your daughter a star.' I felt like it was magic."The Making of "Blunted on Reality""We were young kids. We felt like we wanted to do something that can inspire people. I grew up listening to pop-rock because that's what my mom let us listen openly. When we got to making the first album, I felt like I was back in school. You have to put your stakes in and say, 'I have to come at you some point.'"That was then.Longtime collaborator, Pras, describes each moment as an awakening. Hill, and as she overcomes adversaries and allegations, we bittersweetly listen to her past work as a member of the Fugees and her classic album, "The Miseducation" of Lauryn Hill." Read on as Pras shares memories of the singer-songwriter. ' But you don't know, you just had to believe.""Killing Me Softly""You know how you'll find something but it doesn't necessarily mean you discovered it?
The Gin Society's forthcoming Manchester festival sold out in record time, but fear not, a further date has been added.
Held at Manchester Cathedral at the end of September, there will be over 100 gins to sample and quaff, from old favourites to new discoveries.
With live music in a venue with ethereal acoustics, snap up your gin festival tickets before this date sells out, too.
Thu 28 Sep, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, 6.30-11pm, £7.50, An interactive programme of events and art exhibition, entitled This Is Human, takes over HOME during August.
To accompany them, Fentimans will be providing pure and flavoured tonics and rose lemonade.