’90s hip-hop heads rejoice: Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas joint tour coming to Austin

Here’s a solid bet for fans of lyrically fierce ’90s hip-hop: Two pillars of that era, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas are embarking on a joint tour this fall. The show hits the Austin360 Amphitheater on Sept. 30.

Lauryn Hill performs in concert at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q on May 2, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

Tickets run $31.50 to $131.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Over the past decade Hill’s performances have been notoriously inconsistent and frequently tardy. The last time we caught her, in the final moments of the final Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2015, she was brilliant, transcendent. Her set had a hard curfew of 10 p.m. and she actually started a couple minutes early.

The last time she played Austin, when her “Diaspora Calling” tour hit ACL Live last fall, she was reportedly good, but quite late to hit the stage. Fans who caught recent performances from Hill in Pittsburgh and Atlanta fared worse.

Nas, who headlined Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2014, is, and has always been, “half-man, half amazing.”

Nas. Photo by Tammy Perez/For American-Statesman.



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