Fans of Lauryn Hill have been rocking out to Drake’s latest single, “Nice For What,” for weeks, as the chart-topper samples the iconic artist’s song “Ex-Factor.”
During a tour stop at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill, Hill took it upon herself to remix the track live, to the surprise and pleasure of the crowd who instantly lost it when they heard the beat drop.
“See this is ‘Ex-Factor’/ He took the sample/ My sh*t is classic/ Here’s an example!,” the former Fugee spit before unloading a few bars. Fellow artists like Swizz Beatz have all encouraged Drake to reach out the Jersey MC to kill the official remix.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.