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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: Iconic Album’s 25th Anniversary



"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" Iconic Album's 25th Anniversary
Lauryn Hill. Image source: Harry Durrant, Getty Images.

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” is the album that transcended not only hip-hop for women but the genre in general. It is the album’s 25th anniversary today, as it was released on Aug. 25, 1998.

Lauryn Hill was the first woman to win five Grammys in one night for the iconic album. In addition, she was the first hip-hop artist to win Album of the Year. The “Ex-Factor” singer’s bars engulfed every beat, yet her smooth vocals were the cherry on top of every track. It was the New Jersey native’s only album, but it still stapled her name in the music industry forever.

"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" Iconic Album's 25th Anniversary

Lauryn Hill made history by winning five Grammys in one night for “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” in 1999. Image source: WireImage.

Lauryn Hill Celebrates With Milestone Global Tour

The songwriter is heading out on a global tour in honor of the huge anniversary. The 17-concert tour will start in Minneapolis and travel across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

The icon will be joined by her fellow group, the Fugees. This is as fellow member Pras Michel awaits sentencing after being found guilty of conspiracy and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.

Heartbreaking Reason Hill Never Had A Sophomore Album

The heartbreaking reason behind the Hill’s not making a second album was due to the lack of support she felt from her label. They never called her to ask how they could help her make another album.

Lauryn Hill revealed this information in Rolling Stone’s Amazon Music podcast 500 Greatest Albums. The rapper added that there was a huge amount of pressure to reach the same success her debut did as well.

Reaction To The Iconic Album

"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" Iconic Album's 25th Anniversary

“This Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” album cover. Image source: TIDAL.

When I listen to this album, I feel the rapper’s pain, love, joy, and growth. Songs such as “Ex-Factor,” “To Zion,” “When It Hurts So Bad,” and “Tell Him” amplify the singer’s emotions through every melody.

Lauryn Hill was only a 22-year-old and pregnant at the time when she released “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” but you can tell the legendary artist was beyond her years.

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