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Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse/Columbia)

Amy Linden, The Source, September 1998

WHAT DOES it say about hip-hop when one of the better hip-hop records of the year contains little actual rapping? Thoughtful, passionate, purposeful and unmistakably female, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, much like Mary J Blige's My Life, D'Angelo's Brown Sugar and Missy's Supa Dupa Fly, embodies the politics and culture of the art form we love. As a result, it also raises the bar for Black music.

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