Lauryn Hill is a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer and an actress. Basically, she's the complete package. Her most notable works would probably be "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" and "MTV Unplugged No.2" album, of which I listen to everyday.
"MTV Unplugged No.2", a live acoustic album, is of the genres folk and soul.
Within each song, she gives a brief monologue describing her personal, spiritual and artistic struggles.
This album is the most under-appreciated album in history, in my opinion. After reading the reviews from the year it was released, which was early May of 2002, I was in complete and utter shock. Most of the reviews criticized the hoarseness of her voice and the religious undertones within her songs which were deemed repetitive. But, that was the entire point of the album! This album was an intimate album where Lauryn got to express her true feelings and her journey to finding God and exposing the realities and flaws of society! Our society needs more artists who do this! More artists who are raw enough write songs with actual substance rather than artists who promote promiscuity! WE NEED MORE LAURYN HILL'S!!!!
What I'm saying is, we can't sleep on Lauryn Hill because, unlike most "artists", her lyrics make you think. They force you to reflect on your own life and daily situations. Trust me. When I was listening to Adam Lives in Theory, I gained an entirely knew prospective on society . You can listen to it by clicking on the video below. DON'T SLEEP ON LAURYN HILL!