At the opening date on this summer's Rock the Bells tourwhich kicked off Saturday in San Bernadino, CA, and hits NYC and and the D.C. area this coming weekendsome of hip-hop's most iconic acts, like Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, and A Tribe Called Quest, took the stage, many playing one classic album from their catalog, in its entirety.
But the most anticipated appearance was from Lauryn Hill (pictured above), who has been out of the limelight for the better part of the past decade. She played numerous hits from her Grammy-winning 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
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