Look Who’s Back: Lauryn Hill’s Interview with NPR

June 29th, 2010 § 0 comments


It seems as if Ms. Lauryn Hill has officially come out of hiding. ::cue fireworks::

She recently conducted an interview, entitled “The Many Voices of Lauryn Hill” with NPR’s Zoe Chace. Hearing her voice on the recording–so strong, thoughtful, and authoritative–reminded me of everything that I love about Lauryn.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is one of my favorite albums of all-time. Miseducation came out in 1998—I was in middle school. It spoke me then and as I grow older, the album continues to speak to me in different ways. It is timeless–a classic album.

I love this interview because it dispels the rumors. Lauryn is healthy, happy, and enjoying life (To listen to the recording, hit next button below and Lauryn’s interview is the second option).

One of my fave quotations:

“I’m trying to open up my range and really sing more,” she says. “With The Fugees initially, and even with Miseducation, it was very hip-hop — always a singing over beats. I don’t think people have really heard me sing out. So if I do record again, perhaps it will have an expanded context. Where people can hear a bit more.”

…and there is a lot more where that comes from. Read the rest of the interview here.

Ahhh, this gives me great hope for the future. Whenever you are ready, Ms. Hill, until then, I’ll be waiting patiently.

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