Why Not To Be a Hater (lessons from Lauryn Hill)

This is a clip of Amateur Night at the Apollo, showing a performance by a 13 year old Lauryn Hill – a legend in my opinion. The first thing I was thinking is “damn, this performance sucks.” But it doesn’t matter.  It doesn’t matter that she wasn’t that great as a 13 year old and got boo’d. Cos she kept at it.

Now she has two of the most influential Hip Hop albums ever to her name. I wonder what it must be like to say “I’m the guy who boo’d Lauryn Hill.” The moral of the story? Don’t hate on people who are trying their best – you don’t know how hard it is just to get up and do your thing in the first place. And you never know where they’ll be in a few more years with a little more practice. And then you’ll feel like a jack ass. So don’t be a hater.

And I really should start taking some of my own advice. Some of this shit’s pretty good.

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