Luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton has shared a new video featuring a 20-minute set by Ms. Lauryn Hill and a full band. Hill performed six tracks, including “Black Rage,” her most recent single “Guarding the Gates,” her 1998 classic “Doo Wop (That Thing),” and more. Watch the full black and white clip below.
The set was recorded in late July at MLH Studio in New Jersey. The film, which was directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman, was created to accompany Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2021 menswear show in Shanghai. “Ms. Lauryn Hill is, to me, forever a muse,” Louis Vuitton Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh said in the video’s description on YouTube.
Hill released “Guarding the Gates” back in 2019. More recently, she teamed up with Teyana Taylor for the latter’s single “We Got Love.”
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