Saturday, May 7, 2011

Revisiting The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Thirteen years ago Lauryn Hill's album The Miseducation of LAURYN HILL came out and hit the radio waves hard. Now 2011 I'm in the van with my sons listening to her album. Wow, its been a minute but I remember every song and memorized every verse. Lauryn brought something new to the table while most female rappers talked about sex, money, and designer clothes. She was a breath of fresh air for a young girl like me. I needed  a better influence than Lil Kim an Foxy Brown. When Doo Wop(That Thing) song came out it made me think. I was in the car with my best friend and her mother. "Lauryn's voice came out powerful through speakers saying " It's silly when girls sell their soul because it's in
Look at where you be in hair weaves like Europeans
Fake nails done by Koreans,Come again...."

She spoke to her people wanting more for them. Now as a woman I revisit her words, her songs, and her life during this time. I listen to her music and my sons ask questions about the things she may say and I understand.  Lauryn songs were of the trials and tribulations she was living and she shared them with the masses. She had her part in the process of me wanting to change. Her words stuck with me and now I can say I have stood the test of time to see my change.Her album is timeless...a classic that now my sons can enjoy.