Greetings Good People,
Have you ever heard the phrase, “you’ll understand when you get older”? My parents used to say that to me all the time, and I hated it. But now that I’m an adult, everything they told me back then just makes so much sense now. And the same can be said when it comes to describing the essence that is Lauryn Hill. I didn’t know how impactful she was and still is until I started experiencing some of the truths in her messages. I don’t describe her as an artist or even a musical icon, she’s a scholar. She’s educated and humbled so many people with just her words that folks are still referencing the knowledge that she was spreading at age 19 let alone from her adult years.
I just recently re-listened to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and I’m convinced that she is still unaware of the power of that album. The track “To Zion,” for example, left me at a loss for words because, as a man, she educated me on the unconditional love and connection that a mother has for her child while they’re still in her womb as well as afterward. And that’s something that men need to hear because it solidifies the power and beauty of a woman that’s unappreciated and overlooked daily.
I’m writing this post just to show some love to a talent that is lightyears ahead of her time. Although I would like to hear another album, the work that she’s already done is untouchable.
Much respect to you, Ms. Hill.
“You give us hope, you give us faith, you the one. They don’t like what you got to say but still they beg you to come.”