There are few albums that are as dear to me as “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. From the skits to the lush instrumentals, there was so much that made Miseducation memorable. But above all there was that voice, that unforgettable voice that commanded tracks whether rapping or singing. From “Forgive Them Father” to “Zion,” the album gave a song for nearly every emotion and an anthem to every girlfriend I knew.
Now more than thirteen years after its release, Ms. Hill is reflecting on the album that gained her critical acclaim and five Grammy-awards. Now, as she tours with the Rock The Bells festival, Lauryn takes a looks back at her signature work in an interview presented by Reebok Classics.
Speaking on the impact of Miseducation, Lauryn says:
“I was excited about taking this music that I thought was beautiful—old school, doo-wop music, cats used to harmonize—just taking that and making something contemporary that my generation could get excited about…I acted as sort of a bridge between an older generation and younger generation and how to put those styles together. I think Miseducation was really what that was all about, being a bridge between generations that could very well have drifted off in separate directions.
I made a piece of music from a sincere place. I think that sincerity has no choice but to resonate with people.”
Check out the interview below: