This week, I corrected a twenty-five year error on my part by listening to Lauryn Hill. While I may have been exposed to The Fugees in the past, it’s not the same as the might of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Lauryn Hill is credited not just as breaking down barriers for women in music but also for being one of the greatest rappers of all time. Neither of those accolades are to be taken lightly and after listening to an album that hasn’t aged a day and reading up on her journey, I am inclined to agree. There’s something so natural to her flow and such beauty to her voice that there is no question that Lauryn Hill was destined for one thing.
She was even able to recognise what was important and step away from the music industry when the time was right to her.
To produce something so incredible and then choose to stand back is a true reflection of her, and like anyone with only a fraction of their ability at our disposal, is only ever going to leave us wanting more. What a talent.