If you were born with the grand privilege to hear, than you know The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is considered to be musical gold by critics across all genres.
The 1998 record, which boasted classics such as “Doo Wop (That Thing)” “Ex-Factor” “Lost Ones” and the soundtrack to everyone’s love affair in the late 90s “Nothing Even Matters” went onto earn five Grammys, solidifying Ms. Hill’s rightful place among music greats.
And then she just stopped.
After a few bumpy years, several children, and a stint in jail, Lauryn Hill is reported to have regained her musical direction and is working on the follow up to her classic 14-song opus. Producer Phil Nicolo spoke with The Fader and revealed Hill’s recent work on Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone pushed the singer/rapper to make her formal musical comeback.
“When she was first getting back into it, there were times when she wasn’t as positive,” stated Nicolo. “But I think she’s in the best place I’ve ever seen her. She seems happy and very centered. When I see her, her face lights up.”
The film’s producer Jayson Jackson reiterated Nicolo’s sentiments.
“I can say this: I know creating makes her very happy,” said Jackson. “I couldn’t see her doing as much as she did in any state other than happiness.
We’re going to thread lightly with our optimism on this one, but if Ms. Hill is indeed cooking up some musical goodness in the studio, we here at VIBE are in full support.