Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lauryn Hill

It's L-Boogie Ya'll
Lauryn Noel Hill was born on May 25Th, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey. She is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, musician, songwriter, producer, and film actress. Early in her career, she established her reputation in the hip-hop world as the lone female member of The Fugees a 3-man group that consists of Wycleff Jean and Praz. In 1998 she launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Amazing Album). The recording earned Hill five Grammy Awards.

Following the success of her debut album, Hill largely dropped out of public view, in part due to her displeasure with fame and the music industry. After a four-year hiatus, she released MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a live recording of "deeply personal songs", played with an acoustic guitar. Hill also participated in a short-lived Fugees reunion during the mid-2000s. Hill is the mother of five children with Rohan Marley, the fourth son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

^Theres not a person my age who doesn't Love this woman^
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill was the second of two children born to high school English teacher Valerie Hill and computer programmer Mal Hill. As a child, Hill incessantly listened to her parents' Motown 1960s soul records. Music was a central part of the Hill home. Mal Hill sang at weddings, Valerie played the piano, and Lauryn's older brother Melaney played the saxophone, guitar, drums, harmonica, violin, and piano. In 1988 13-year old Hill appeared as an Amateur Night contestant on It's Showtime at the Apollo. Hill sang her own version of Smokey Robinson's song "Who's Lovin' You?".
Hill was childhood friends with actor Zach Braff and they both graduated from Columbia High School (New Jersey) in 1993, where Hill was an active student, cheerleader, and performer. Braff has spoken of Hill attending his bar Mitzvah in 1988.
Personal Thoughts:
Lauryn Hill is beautiful and talented. I remember seeing her in Sister Act and ofcourse hearing her on songs when she was still with The Fugees. "Killing Me Softly" was a remake of a song by I don't know who, but I love that song. When she dropped "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" there wasn't a song or video on/from the album that I didn't like. Her beautiful soulful voice is the perfect addition the the music in the background. I also feel like her way of telling stories are amazing. So i wanna use this time to shout out one of the worlds greatest artist, Lauryn Hill.

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