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Ms. Lauryn Hill



Lauryn Hill Set List

Iconic hip-hop star Ms. Lauryn Hill’s lyrics speak volumes about the realities of life, leading NRP to say, “the story of her voice is the story of a generation.” In a rare television appearance, Hill makes her Austin City Limits debut.

Acclaimed artist Hill achieved astounding success as a member of hip-hop trio The Fugees, whose 1996 breakthrough The Score featured the multi-platinum hits “Ready or Not” and “Killing Me Softly,” won a pair of Grammys and remains one of the bestselling hip-hop records of all time.

She launched her solo career in 1998 with the release of the landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, becoming the first woman or hip-hop artist to earn a record-breaking five Grammy awards. The album is regarded as one of the most imortant releases of the last 25 years. Entertainment Weekly called it “an album of often-astonishing power, strength, and feeling.” In 2015, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was entered into the Library of Congress as a timeless and classic recording that is the embodiment of who we are as a people and a nation.

Most recently, Hill executive produced and recorded six songs for the 2015 release Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, including a stunning take on Simone’s signature track  “Feeling Good.” “Because I fed on this music, both hers and lovers like her, like my basic food, I believed I always had a right to have a voice,” Hill said of working on the Simone compilation. “Her example is clearly a form of sustenance to a generation needing to find theirs. What a gift.”