Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
This page is dedicated to the best solo rap artist in the world,Lauryn Hill!
This webpage has facts, and information about how Lauryn started her career by just doing little things. I guess that's why they say "it's the little things that count."
Lauryn is so successful and has such a positive vibe about her that just inspires me so much. When I watch music awards or the Soul Train awards and I see that she is nominated for 10 grammy awards I say to myself "that sista' has her priorities straight!! " And, the thing that really makes me look up to Lauryn is that she doesn't let her success go to her head.
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by Lauryn herself, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" is a deeply personal
album, running from affairs of the heart to socio-political issues, set
against a sonic backdrop displaying the remarkable talent of this young
native of South Orange, New Jersey. The title, according to Hill, shouldn't
be taken too literally. The doe-eyed 23-year old, who completed her freshman
year at Columbia University, explains: "... the concept of "miseducation"
is not really miseducation at all. To me, it's more or less switching the
terminology... it's really about the things that you've learned outside
of school, outside of what society deems appropriate and mandatory. I have
a lot of respect for academia... But there was a lot that I had to learn
* life lessons * that wasn't part of any scholastic curriculum. It's really
our passage into adulthood when we leave that place of idealism and naivete,"
(and father of Lauryn's two children):
Rohan Marley (son of Bob Marley)
Zion David Marley, born August 3, 1997, weighing 6lb 9oz
Selah Louise Marley, born November 18, 1998, weighing 7lbs 12oz
Blunted on Reality (with Fugees, or, Tranzlator Crew as they were then called, 1993),
The Score (with Fugees, 1996),
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (solo album, 1998)
As the World Turns, at age 15, as Kira (1991);
King of the Hill, at age 18;
Sister Act II: Back in the Habit, at age 18, as Rita Louise;
Rhyme and Reason, at age 22
Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley
Did You Know...
Hill's album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" spent four of it`s first
eight weeks on top
of the Billboard list.
one week, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" sold 423,000 copies.
No other female solo
artist has sold that many albums before.
Lauryn Hill and the rest of the "Fugees" are the most selling rap-group
in the history. They sold
17 million copies of the album " The Score."
* Lauryn Hill's music is influenced by Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder.
* Lauryn Hill's music debut was the first Fugees album Blunted On Reality (1993).
Hill got the R&B album honor (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) in the
award show 1998.
* Lauryn has two children, Zion David Marley and Selah Louise Marley.
* She sang on "Amateur Night" at the Apollo at age 13--but she didn't win.
used to rap in a group with Wyclef and Praz and do flips while they rapped.
record executive turned them down because it reminded him too much of the Ringling Brothers
Barnum & Bailey Circus.
* She still lives in the same house in South Orange, New Jersey that she did for most of her life.
was nominated for 10 grammy awards but only won 5.
young woman -- who Public Enemy's Chuck D admiringly describes as "sunlight"
and a "Bob
Marley (of the) 21st Century," has documented her glorious life on record. The
Miseducation of Lauryn Hill -- like its author/protagonist -- is confrontational, strong, forthright,
and intelligent, while retaining a delicate, sensitive balance. This young amateur steps fearlessly into
the musical arena, dealing with subjects that are close to her heart. She has been galvanized by her life
experiences. "I'm close to all of them," she says, almost maternally, about her songs. "Every time I
got hurt, every time I was disappointed, every time I learned, I just wrote a song," she explains,
"but the song that touches me the most is the one about my son." "Joy of My World" is for those "...who may have thought I was all that, but here is some of the pain I was going through.
Here's my human side... It was very strange to me how this became an issue * this decision of
mine. But what began as something dark became the brightest and most important thing to me."
Miseducation of Lauryn Hill goes into the hip-hop territory with cuts
like "Doo Wop" and the
Jamaican-tinged grooves of "Lost Ones." Throughout the album, Hill's delicious vocals engage and
captivate. Musically, she brings a warmth and sensitivity to the sound of The Miseducation of
Lauryn Hill and displays her wide knowledge of the workings of the studio as producer on this
stunning debut. She is undaunted by the fact that this area of recording is considered mainly male
territory. "Men have a hard time taking direction from women, but when you pay somebody, you
pay them to get it right, " she says. "I think that women will be called 'bitches' and 'hard to work
with' if they ask for and get what they want. So I don't pay attention to that at all. Music is so
important to me and how I come across in music is so important. I'm a perfectionist. If I have to
do it a hundred times, I'll do it a hundred times!"
men's attitudes towards women in the industry riles her, she forges ahead.
Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is evidence of her self-assured attitude as a well-rounded artist and
studio technician. Her skills as a songwriter have led to her writing songs for various artists.
She wrote and produced "On That Day" for gospel artist CeCe Winans, and, in addition to writing
the smash hit title cut for Aretha Franklin's current album, A Rose is Still a Rose, Lauryn also
directed song's accompanying video. She has proven herself to be a versatile performer and
producer. Her immense talent transcends gender-specific constraints. "Men like it when you sing
to them. But step out and try and control things and there are doubts. This is a very sexist
industry," she says. "They'll never throw the genius title to a sister. They'll just call her 'diva' and
think it's a compliment. It's like our flair and vanity are put before our musical and intellectual
spent much of her formative years in the nation's spotlight, first
as an actress (she
appeared in a recurring role in "As the World Turns" and was featured in "Sister Act II: Back In
the Habit") and now as a multi-platinum artist who still finds time for charitable causes (she is the
founder of non-profit organization, The Refugee Camp Youth Project, whose manifesto is based
on giving back to the community and improving the quality of life for inner-city children), Lauryn
Hill has very much come into her own and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the musical proof.
As Lauryn Hill, the hip-hop groundbreaking genius, puts it, "I want my music to touch real people.
I'm still trying to figure myself out, like most people.... because I'm still living and learning..."
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