Lauryn Hill is one of the greatest to ever do it. She was recently on Billboard’s the 10 Best Rappers of all time list. Of course some of us had issues with the list because there was no mention of Tupac, but I digress. Others took issue with the list because they didn’t feel Hill was classified as a MC.
I beg to differ.
If we’re calling Drake a rapper then Lauryn Hill is a rapper, too. No shade. Some people just assume she’s a R&B artist and I’m like, nah. She can write, rap, flow, and happen to sing a little bit, too. But that doesn’t take away from her skill as a hip hop artist. This week I’m giving props to L-Boogie for dropping a true gem on us in 1998, with her classic and only solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. I loved the album because she touched on the industry while focusing on themes of love and God.
Although we haven’t heard much from her since then, besides the MTV Unplugged and the Consumerism single she dropped a few years ago, her one project alone was enough to deem her a true woman in hip hop.
This is epic.
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