We Heard Lauryn Hill, But Did We Listen?

7/26/2018, 10:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:3)
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<p>It’s the 20th anniversary of the release of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s 5-time Grammy-winning debut solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” Still very much a part of our contemporary musical landscape — being sampled by everyone from Drake to Cardi B to Kanye — her prophecies on fame, artistry and the music industry reflect her own career trajectory and serve as a cautionary tale for other artists on the rise. We take a closer look at “Miseducation,” alongside her follow-up “MTV Unplugged No. 2.0” album, and try to understand both her meteoric rise, and what she means when she says it “all falls down.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Discussed this week:</p><ul><li>“The Score” (The Fugees, 1996)</li><li>“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” (Lauryn Hill, 1998)</li><li>“MTV Unplugged No. 2.0” (Lauryn Hill, 2002)</li><li>“Ooo Baby Baby” (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, “Smokey Robinson and the Miracles LIVE!,” 1969)</li><li>"They Won't Go When I Go" (Stevie Wonder, "Fulfillingness' First Finale," 1974)</li><li>“All Falls Down” (Kanye West, “The College Dropout,” 2004)</li><li>“Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” (Directed by Michel Gondry, 2006)</li></ul>