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Lauryn Hill at Welcome America

Yes folks, that was former Fugee Ms. Lauryn Hill who was the surprise guest at The Roots' hosted pre-fireworks shindig on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway last night.

Lauryn Hill at Welcome America

Welcome America fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on July 4th 2012. ( Ed Hille / Staff Photographer )
Welcome America fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on July 4th 2012. ( Ed Hille / Staff Photographer ) Ed Hille / Staff Photographer
Gallery: July Fourth festivities

Yes folks, that was former Fugee and recent New Jersey tax delinquent Ms. Lauryn Hill who was the surprise guest at The Roots' hosted pre-fireworks shindig on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway last night, where Daryl Hall, Common, Queen Latifah and Joe Jonas also performed.

A minute of "Ex-Factor," a highlight that topped even Neil Young's "Keep On Rockin' In The Free World" as bombs were bursting in air, is below.

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Dan DeLuca Inquirer Music Critic
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