Lauryn Hill is highly regarded as one of Hip-Hop’s geniuses. She started her career as a member of the Fugees, which comprised of Wyclef Jean, Praswell or simply (Pras) and Lauryn. The group rose to prominence after the release of their album “The Score” in 1996. This album sprouted legendary tracks such as “Ready or not”, “Killing me softly”, and a rendition of Bob Marley’s “No woman no cry”—such an amazing album! During her short time with the Fugees, Lauryn was globally lauded and deemed a force to be reckoned with, but it was her solo career that would pivot her to legendary status with the release of her first and only solo album in 1998: “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. She is arguably one of very few artists in Hip-Hop, ‘GOATed’ after only one solo album; granted she had prior feats with the Fugees. This album is entrenched in Hip-Hop history with songs like “Doo Wop (That thing)”, “Nothing even matters”, “To Zion”, and “Can’t take my eyes off you”. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is simply brilliant.
Lauryn is also one of the first Hip-Hop artists to showcase multiple talents on a track/album by singing as well as rapping. She trail blazed this musical style that is now synonymous with artists such as
Missy Eliot, Nicki Minaj, and Drake.
With this design, we wanted to highlight the premier women of Hip-Hop today who have credited their successful careers and artistry, in whole or in part, to the influence and blueprint of Lauryn and “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”.