Lauryn Hill is one of hip-hop’s female pioneers. After working with Wyclef Jean in The Fugees, Lauryn’s embarked on a solo career with her iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. After a mystique-drenched hiatus from the music world, Lauryn Hill is back in the game. CONVICTS caught her recent show at The Surf Lodge.
The Aston Shuffle
The Aston Shuffle duo, Vance Musgrove and Mikah Freeman, have been making music together for a decade. Though the two live on opposite sides of the globe, their close knit relationship and creative synchronicity keeps the beat moving.
Donavon Frankenreiter surfs the strings of his guitar. The pro-surfer turned professional musician came up under the tutelage of Jack Johnson in the early 2000s. Fifteen years later, the raspy-voiced soft rocker is still going strong. He tore it up for yet another epic sunset show at The Surf Lodge.
Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals bring the sensual funk. Drenched in his usual charisma, the genre-bending rapper lit The Surf Lodge’s already hot summertime vibes on fire.
Lupe Fiasco brings the paradox: intellectual yet gritty, outspoken yet contemplative, straight edged but famous for albums named Food & Liquor and DROGASLight. Lupe brought the full force of his dualistic on-stage personality to bear at Surf Lodge.
Lauren Flax brings the love to her sets, self, and community. The Detroit-born, Bushwick-based DJ is a one woman antidote for the other-phobic crankiness polluting American political culture.