Lauryn Hill Recordingduetwith Bob Marley
Lauryn Hill, who took home four MTV Video Music Awards last week, including Best Video Of The Year, recently wrapped up the second leg of her 'Miseducation' tour, but she isn't resting yet.While she plans to take some time off in the future, she is currently gearing up to shoot the video for her duet with the late, legendary Bob Marley. The song is a reworking of Marley's 'Turn Your Lights Down Low,' and the sessions were orchestrated by Marley's son, Stephen Marley. At the VMAs, MTV News' John Norris caught up with Hill, who is married to another of Bob Marley's sons, Rohan Marley, and she gave the 411 on the project. 'A project that I worked on with Stephen Marley,' Hill began. 'It's going to be in an upcoming movie called... 'Best Man' is the movie, that's the movie, but it's actually for a song... a duet I did with Bob Marley. Sounds strange, right? But it's actually an incredible
process.''A Natalie Cole kind of thing,' Norris replied, referring to Cole's 1991 and 1996 Grammy Award-winning duets with her late father, Nat 'King' Cole, which featured her singing along with her dad's original vocal tracks. 'Yeah, they took his voice from the original reel,' Hill answered, 'but it feels like we're in the studio together.' [RealVideo] 'Turn Your Lights Down Low' will be on the 'Best Man' soundtrack, which will hit stores on October 12. The song also turns up on 'Bob Marley: A Rebel's Dream,' a collection of songs featuring Marley's vocals and new vocals by current artists such as Busta Rhymes, the Roots, Erykah Badu and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (see 'Busta Rhymes, The Roots On Board For Marley Tribute' ).
-- Elon Johnson