The songstress is delivering a rendition of ‘Ex-Factor’ when she begins rapping over the beat to the hit track, which samples the 1998 song’s hook.
Lauryn Hill has performed a mash-up of the song that inspired Drake‘s hit “Nice for What”. In a video posted on Twitter by Tidal boss Elliott Wilson, the former The Fugees singer is seen performing a version of her song “Ex-Factor”, which was first included on her 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”, at New York’s Apollo Theater on Tuesday, May 1.
And she further delighted fans when she switched up the arrangements to rap over the beat of Drake’s song “Nice for What”, which samples the song’s hook, performing her own freestyle verses to the hit tune. Lauryn’s mash-up included lyrics which paid tribute to Drake sampling her hit, as she rapped, “See this is ‘Ex-Factor’/He took the sample/My sh** is classic/Here’s an example.”
The sample from the 42-year-old’s song also appears on Cardi B‘s new hit “Be Careful”.
Lauryn looked stunning onstage in a printed gown and matching headwrap, however, fans were forced to wait some time for the star, who has gained reputation for her tardiness in recent years, to appear.
She reportedly arrived several hours late for the Citi Presents Ms. Lauryn Hill show, but once she launched into a hit-packed set that included some rarely-aired songs by the ’90s hip-hop group Fugees, it seemed that all was forgiven by the audience.
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