10 Reasons Lauryn Hill Changed Music Forever

Here are just a couple reasons why Lauryn Hill is one of the greatest MCs.

  1. 1

    Always Hitting

    From the gate Lauryn's fashion sense defied expectations and norms. Looking and feeling womanly in more loose fitting clothing became a way of life.

  2. 2

    Solo Dolo

    Although music today is a bit different, Lauryn won five Grammy-Awards off of only solo album to ever be released "The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill."

  3. 3

    Ripping and Rhyming

    Under most musical circumstances L. Boogie's considered to be an MC instead of a singer, but she's great at both. In your mind is L. Boogie really an MC?

  4. 4

    Power Color

    Newsweek once named Lauryn "the most powerful new [voices] in rap." Not bad for a young lady from East Orange, NJ.

  5. 5

    Been in Formation

    Lauryn became the first woman to be nominated in ten Grammy-Award categories in a single year.

  6. 6

    First Sighting of #BlackGirlMagic

    She was one of the first sights of #BlackGirlMagic. Lauryn owned her beauty, womanhood, rhymed with the best of the boys all the while staying 'feminine.'

  7. 7

    Woke Up This Mornin'

    Lauryn's conscious rhymes had us all woke before we were even told by MC's like Kendrick that we were going to be 'alright.'

  8. 8

    Young and In Charge

    In 1999 Lauryn became the youngest female to be included by Ebony Magazine in their Most Influential Black Americans list.

  9. 9

    To Thy Self Be True

    Through her music we learned that all forms of love were okay and may take time.

  10. 10

    Can't Stop, Won't Stop

    We keep playing Hill's debut album and calling it a classic almost 20 years after its release.

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