The temperamental Ms. Lauryn Hill put in a solid set of hits, covers, and Fugees tunes despite a half-full Royale last Wednesday night. The six-ways-to-crazy singer showed up late as usual, clad in a super weird furry vest. But once on stage, she animatedly delivered her songs, buoyed by a solid-as-hell backing band.
There was also a sexy, sexy, sexy trio of backup singers that didn’t hurt matters one bit. And yeah, that 15 minute rendition of “Ex-Factor” might have been a bit much, but taking a piss break in the middle of it made it much more bearable.