Friday, March 5, 2010

Women's History Month: Honoring Lauryn Hill

In honor of Women's History month that honors the accomplishments and contributions women make in the world, will be honoring the female artists of Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B that have contributed music and other forms of inspiration that has revolutionized their genres for the best.

Kicking off the honoring of 2010 is Lauryn Hill. Lauryn's voice is serially captivating and her style is so original. As a break-out artist of the super hip-hop group The Fugees, fans of both sexes gravitated towards the free spirited rapper/singer because she was very personable via her lyrics and simply her personality.

When it was announced that the New Jersey native was releasing a solo album, fans knew that they were in for a treat. Lauryn was, and still is, the epitome of an artist being that she could rap and sing, and she could do both exceptionally well.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill hit record store shelves during the summer of 1998 and went flying out the door like they had wings moving 422,000 + units in its first week. The album spawned the hits "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and my favorite "Ex-Factor."

Lauryn revolutionized what a female artist was and what she could be. No more were there boundaries that said that an artist had to be talented in one area. She proved that they could tackle both rap and singing and do it better than those who specialized in one area.

She represents what a real role model looks like in the public eye with a voice so distinguishable you could identify her with just the sound of her first note.

Lauryn Hill is a musical pioneer and her music tells a familiar tale that cements memories and gives birth to classics.

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