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The Greatest album that ever was.....



This week marks the Tenth Annivarsary of 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill' it was released on August 25th, 1998 and sold 422,600 copies its first week and to date 10 million records worldwide. In January 1999, Hill received 10 Grammy nominations. The following month she took home five trophies including the awards for Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Best R&B Song.

"I wanted to write songs that lyrically move me and have the integrity of reggae and the knock of hip-hop and the instrumentation of classic soul"



I know I've made a big statement but Im willing to live with it! God dammit! In my humble opinion I believe this to be one of the greatest albums ever produced. An album that covered rap, gospel, reggae and old school soul not to mention the doo-wop elements that can be found spirinkled throughout.

Without getting to deep on you folks this album touched my soul as it did many others.. an album that was a testimony of Ms Hill's life and love with a raw ruggedness that continually saturated her art.


So People what is your favourite cut off the album ?



When It Hurts So Bad

Everthing Is Everything


Nothing Even Matters


Forgive Them Father....

27 comments:

Phoebe said...

I'm with you 100% Mr W.

One of my top ten, maybe even top 5, of all time. Impossible to choose a favourite track.

MR W said...

it is indeed near enough impossible its top 5 for me it jus never gets old that cannot be explained!

Pop Lock and Drop said...

Nothing even matters without a shadow of a doubt ! D'angelo just perfectly contemplates that unmistakable voice of hers !

Shenanigan said...

I completely empathise.

My favourite track is all 16 joints. Somewhere in the middle it gets fantastic and then just ends beautifully with Tell Him.



Good food for thought

Anonymous said...

pop lock and drop...
i agree!..
Nothing even matters.. wow.
BIG POST!

yeahisaidit said...

Nothing Even Matters is like Rohypnol to me.

SPECKS said...

Undeniable Mr W.

Big post.

What are the guys saying about this classic great?

Booga said...

The snap rhythm on "nothing even matters" is crazy. Has anyone else noticed that? Try to snap along, it's difficult, it keeps changing.
Yes, I love this album to a ridiculous degree. When it first came out my sister dubbed it for me, on, yes, a cassette tape. I wore it out, and bought my own cd, which I played so much I rendered THAT useless. Finally copped the mp3's. ha!
lookin back, when it hurts so bad, and her cover of your just too good to be true are my favorites on that album.
Her rhymes with the fugees are my true favorites though.
"you see I loved hard once, but the love wasn't returned/ found out the man I'd die for wasn't even concerned..."
THAT is my jam. She went so hard

SafeSoul said...

Ex-Factor..end of.

Ginger Kid said...

any album i have cried to is classic. And i cried to this once.

I also cried listening to peter andre mysterious girl, but thats a long story.

clav said...

To me, Lauren's album is one I've always appreciated greatly but never really "felt" - I know it's an extremely good album but am not really moved by it. I don't think I have a particular favourite cut per se, judged in it's entirety it's simply a great recorded piece of work.

I do feel that Lauren definitely had more of a female than guy appeal; that's not to say guys don't dig her obviously but I kinda feel about her like I feel about Jill Scott, another great artist who again I appreciate greatly but am not lost over.

But the greatest album that ever was? No, not for me it wasn't - that honour goes to Michael's first solo outing "Off The Wall".

Incidentally GK, you'll be pleased to know I've just done some work with Peter, I have to say he's actually a surprisingly good singer!

yeahisaidit said...

lol @ GK.

iLLMATICBBCMODEL said...

Biggest Post to date.

Most slept on lyracist, she surpasses 99% of male rappers its crazy shes never in anyones top 5

i love the lil kids at the end of each song talking about love etc sounds cheesy but trust me so epic.

NO-BIZZI said...

How can we all forget Zion!

woah

misch said...

illmatic bbc her rhymes are incredible.. why o why do ppl forget that!

lmao @ booga i swear i tried 4 weeks to figure out that snap pattern (im a little slow ppl) i finally got it down now!

whoah.. zion after hearing that song i swore i was gna name my child that!

Barclay James said...

lost ones

Anonymous said...

You probaly all of 10 years old when this came out. Im sure u were probaly listening to Barbie songs u mong-cat

Anonymous said...

barbie had songs? sounds like you know more bout it than anyone else.

Anonymous said...

mong cat :)

sari said...

best album ever!! what can top it let be real?

lastnight said...

who cares if your 10 or 100. good music is appreciated by all. not my favourite album but def up there

Anonymous said...

isnt it nice someone thinks everyone on here are babies. Lol

Pop Lock and Drop said...

I was 9 years old actually and listened to aqua not barbie. Get your facts straight bud.

illsun said...

Sadly I was grown when this came out...

following on from my complete hatred of children I actually re edited the album to cut the kids out - is that messed up??

Booga said...

misch- don't feel slow, I have yet to figure it out, I don't even bother, I just listen (okay, and sing it loudly in the shower).

illsun- do you also yell at kids who cut across your lawn? You crotchety old man you. JP! lol.

illsun said...

kids spread disease - fact

ghettographer said...

ex factor - best break up song ever

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