Flashback Friday: Lauryn Hill ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ (Album Stream) [Audio]
The 90’s was undoubtedly one of the best times for music when it comes to our generation. Each year brought something new, special and historic. Within this decade in Hip-Hop you had the year 1998, which BBC dubbed as perhaps, the last great year for hip hop. I mean think about it you had OutKast’s Aquemini; DMX and Big Pun making their debuts; Mos Def and Talib Kweli teaming up for Black Star; and Gang Starr coming back with Moment of Truth. Then you had Lauryn Hill.
Breaking away from the Hip Hop group, The Fuggees, Lauryn dropped her first and only solo studio album “The Miseducation”. Undoubtably a Hip Hop and R&B classic. The album was a ode to love and its many manifestations. With it Lauryn single handedly changed the game for all female artists. She showed that you no longer had to be heartbroken, hurt or emo to create great music. All while boosting women empowerment and universal love to all that listened.
So when Kanye spit “Lauryn Hill said her heart was in Zion/ I wish her heart still was in rhyming/ Cause who the kids gon’ listen to, huh?” on his single Champion. It was a sign of recognition of how her music influenced the cultural at the time.
So for all the kids who haven’t had the privilege of listening to this soulful songstress/emcee check out the full album stream below.