The Library of Congress Honors Lauryn Hill’s “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”


I don’t know about you guys, but I’m glad to finally see some good news come out about Lauryn Hill. As a young teenie bopper, I adored her. I loved everything about her. She’s unique. Her music speaks to me. Years after her success, Lauryn fell off of the charts, and some might say off of her rocker.

Things started to get a little fuzzy when the singer started arriving at her shows 2-3 hours late with no explanation…and let’s not forget the time she got locked up due to some trouble with the IRS.

But now…now that she’s free, and acting like she’s KINDA got some sense, she’s receiving some good news. The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest cultural institution, is acknowledging Lauryn for all of her greatness. What does the Library of Congress DO exactly, some of you may ask…here’s a brief explanation:

The Library’s mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.

Now that you’re familiar, here’s an excerpt from their official press release:

Lauryn Hill’s debut solo record, following the breakup of the Fugees, is a work of honesty in which Hill explores her feelings on topics that included the deep wonder of pregnancy, the pitfalls of modern relationships and the experience of the sacred. The album effortlessly fuses soul, rhythm and blues, rap and reggae. Hill’s vocal range, smooth clear highs and vibrato are stunning. The rapping is rhythmically compelling while always retaining, and frequently exploiting, the natural cadences of conversational speech. Standout guest performances include Carlos Santana’s soulful acoustic guitar solo on ‘Zion,’ and duets with Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo on ‘I Used to Love Him’ and ‘Nothing Even Matters,’ respectively.

Listen, I think we can all agree that even if we don’t like the fact that Lauryn shows up late to all her shows, that she and her music are always well worth the wait, and undoubtedly, she deserves to be acknowledged and remembered for the contributions she’s made to music and pop culture in general. Go head girl! We still love you!


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