By the end of that particular week, Ms. Hill's album sold 423,000 copies, but it impacted millions. TMOLH garnered the songstress from New Jersey ten Grammy nominations, along with placements on the covers of TIME, Esquire and Rolling Stone, just to name a few. In a matter of months, she became a national icon; much to her dismay. In the years after, Lauryn faded back from the limelight, never doubting her love for making music, only shunning the fame and publicity that it brings. It would be an understatement to call this LP a 'flash in the pan', because though it's L-Boogie's first an only album, it's message resonates today, and will continue to for a lifetime.
Since it's release in 1998, I find myself revisiting The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill every few months, more than any other album in my iTunes catalog (with the exception of the Hot Boys' Guerilla Warfare, but that's another article in itself...). What moves me the most, however, is her acknowledgment that this album may have many different sounds, in it's complete form it IS hip-hop... and that in itself is a beautiful thing. I appreciate you all for taking the time to read this, because you could have been anywhere in the world, but instead... y'all get it. Be safe and God bless.