A big congrats to Lauryn Hill who just gave birth to her sixth child, a baby boy! To celebrate this new addition to her family, we thought we'd put together a fun Lauryn Hill playlist for your next workout! Ready or Not. Are you ready for your workout? Play this Fugees song as you warm-up!
In the s Lauryn Hill paved the way for female rappers to be both graceful and, well, badass. She is also a perfect example of the mishaps of an industry not designed for a talented free soul. Her storied career has been tarnished with legal difficulties, which peaked with a three-month prison stint last year. Throughout these challenges, Hill has remained not only the most talented member of the Fugees, but an imitable force in the preservation of hip-hop culture. We love Hill because of her open vulnerability. By this time the Fugees were starting to fracture from within. Though her rhymes be fierce and her sentiment tough as nails, Lauryn Hill once again got vulnerable on this track.
The year-old has only played in Britain twice in the last five years. The other date is at O2 Apollo Manchester on September Over the years, Lauryn Hill has featured on many hits either as a part of the trio Fugees or afterwards when she achieved success as a solo artist. This was the debut single from the Fugees. That said, it did go top 10 in Sweden, Switerzland, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium - so it was a far from a flop. A cover of a song originally performed by Roberta Flack, Killing Me Softly is probably the most successful and recognisable song that Hill has ever been a part of. It was the biggest selling UK single of , topped the charts in 18 countries and was so popular that the label had to stop supplying retailers with the single so they could focus on the next track. Although only a minor hit in the US, the song was huge in Europe and spent two weeks at number 1 in the UK charts.
Lauryn Noelle Hill born May 26, is an American singer, songwriter and rapper known for being a member of Fugees , and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , which won many awards and broke several sales records. Often regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, as well as being a pioneer in the Neo soul genre, Hill is widely credited for breaking barriers for female rappers, popularizing melodic rapping and for bringing hip hop to popular music. She has influenced many artists of various genres. Raised mostly in South Orange, New Jersey , Hill began singing with her music-oriented family during her childhood. In high school, Hill was approached by Pras Michel for a band he started, which his cousin Wyclef Jean soon joined. They renamed themselves the Fugees and released the albums Blunted on Reality , and the Grammy Award —winning The Score , which sold six million copies in the U. Hill rose to prominence for her African-American and Caribbean music influences on her rapping and singing and, most notably, her performance on the Fugees version of " Killing Me Softly ". Soon after her tumultuous romantic relationship with Jean led to the split of the band in , after which she began work on her solo album. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains Hill's only solo studio album. It received critical acclaim showcasing a representation of life and relationships and locating a contemporary voice within the neo soul genre.