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Lauryn Hill

Call Lauryn Hill the mother of hip-hop invention; with her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the Fugees' most vocal member not only established herself as creative force on her own, but also broke new ground by successfully integrating rap, soul, reggae, and R&B into her own sound.

Raised in South Orange, NJ, Hill spent her youth listening her parents' multi-genre, multi-generational record collection. She began singing at an early age, and was soon snagging minor roles on television (As the World Turns) and in film (Sister Act II: Back in the Habit). Her on-again, off-again stint in the Fugees began at the age of 13, but was often interrupted by both the acting gigs and her enrollment at Columbia University. After developing a following in the tri-state area, the group's first release -- the much-hyped but uneven Blunted on Reality -- bombed, almost causing a breakup. But with the multi-platinum The Score, the Fugees (and especially the camera-friendly Hill) achieved international success, though some pundits took shots at their penchant for cover songs.

That criticism made Miseducation even more of a surprise. Hill wrote, arranged, or produced just about every track on the album, which is steeped in her old-school background, both musically (the Motown-esque singalong of "Doo Wop (That Thing)") and lyrically (the nostalgic "Every Ghetto, Every City"). As Miseducation began a long reign on the charts through most of the fall and winter of 1998 -- initially thanks to heavy buzz and overwhelming radio support for "Doo Wop (That Thing)" -- Hill became a national media icon, as magazines ranging from Time to Esquire to Teen People vied to put her on the cover. By the end of the year, as the album topped virtually every major music critic's best-of list, she was being credited for helping fully assimilate hip-hop into mainstream music. (Such an analysis, however, is lightweight at best: Hip-hop had been a huge force on the sales and radio fronts for most of the decade, and rappers Jay-Z, DMX, and Outkast had dropped similarly lauded LPs prior to or just after Miseducation's release, adding to the genre's dominant sales for the year). The momentum finally culminated at the February 1999 Grammy awards, during which Hill took home five trophies from her 11 nominations, including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album; the most ever for a woman. Shortly after, she launched a highly praised national tour with Atlanta rappers Outkast.

Hill also faced a lawsuit from two musicians who claim they were denied full credit for their work on the album. In an interesting twist, Hill's album proved to be such a commercial and critical success that it shed doubt on the Fugees' future. Their in-fighting became common knowledge, and matters were complicated when many fans interpreted Miseducation's various anti-stardom rants as a public dissing of co-Fugee Wyclef Jean.

She did continue shaping her solo career. The double-disc MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 appeared in spring 2002, showcasing a deeply personal performance from Hill. ~ Brian Raftery, Rovi
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Anything Is Possible
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Love it
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This song speak out loud about love & passion lifestyle . omg I'm 22 & I've loved this song from the first day �� I wish we had Lauryn hill in my generation
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Im just gonna get lost in a good memory for about 5 mins
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This album was every thing!!!!
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Love Lauren Hill.
Best lyrics ever.
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Love, love, love Lauryn !
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This track was simply, hands down, the best lyrical track I've heard from anyone. #ThankYou #TrueTalent
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Greatest vocalist
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#WatchOut... . S o Yea...."That T h i n g " . . . .
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This Track Here....FIRE . . . . ! So Yea! #L.Hill
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FAVORITE!!!!
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I grew up listening to her music
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Lauren HIll vocals r something to truly appreciate deep down n one's very soul because she is a soul-stirrre r
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L Boogie is so Awesome!!! Mad props and respect for Lady Hill!!!
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LH has always seemed to be herself from one existential moment to another...my take: strong person with soft edges with thorns for the Haters.
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Sweet things wake-up too you in morning. Milk chocolate skin ,Golden smile overtake me daily...woul d lay next too you all day.
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Lauren hill is truly gifted
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Dldu I only wish you could have done. I'm goin nite n my phone number of people who are you going out of the morning of your choice, either the phone number of people. I will have 930, I am so happy that we are u going through my 4 pm is not an intended to provide an opportunity to make it go away neway the morning of 20 the morning of you, I have no way of saying if ur not ready but I have no clue why not just about any time of year, I have no way of saying if u have
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Coker I am. I'm goin nite? Kinda weird and it will not only did the last two days ago, I will. I'm goin thru too. I'm goin thru too. I'm goin thru too. I'm goin thru too. I'm goin thru too. I'm goin thru too much to wear it was not in my mind and heart,
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AN. ABSOLUTE. JOY.
MS. LAURYN HILL. THANK YOU
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When it hurts so bad, it's time to let go, ijs, still love this song
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Sweetest thing I've known is this song it speaks for itself my patna told me she chose they band to go with her on your and she had them practicing for 8 hours dedicated wanted ensure perfection that speaks volumes of her personally ya heard me
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Lauren my love. Our people need you. Since you left the scene sisters have been slacking and brothren have been slipping. You were the most lyrically fit female mc of all times please come back and lyrically murder Nikki Minaj. Nothing but you can end this nightmare.
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This sista is truly blessed !!!
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She should've paid her taxes with those album sales
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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Universal Women, Greatly Love her style...
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Lauryn Hill got that voice to make anyone sad happy. I love you Lauryn Hill!
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