Lauryn Hill released her debut solo album,The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, on August 25, 1998. Here it is 17 years later and her 5 time Grammy winning album is being inducted into the Library of Congress. I didn’t known that albums were inducted, but here is the criteria:
culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and be at least 10 years old.
A press release of the announcement stated:
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.”
Congrats to Ms. Hill on such an honor.