Ms. Lauryn Hill Reportedly Working On The Follow-Up To ‘The Miseducation’


(AllHipHop News) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is widely considered one of the greatest albums of all time. The LP made Lauryn Hill into a musical icon, and it was the first Hip Hop album to win a Grammy for “Album of the Year.” Could a long-awaited official follow-up to the classic 1998 project be on the way?

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Music producer Phil Nicolo spoke with The Fader. He revealed Lauryn’s recent work on Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone is pushing the star closer to a comeback. The compilation album was an accompanying piece to the Netflix Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?

Nicolo has been working with Ms. Hill, and he says the rapper/singer’s new work is musical, political, and personal. After a stint in prison and five years of touring, it appears the former Fugees member is in a constructive and creative mind state.

“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.”

What Happened, Miss Simone? film producer Jayson Jackson echoed Nicolo’s current assessment of Ms. Hill. Jackson played a big role in getting the reclusive artist to contribute six songs to Nina Revisited.

“I can say this: I know creating makes her very happy,” said Jackson. “I couldn’t see her doing as much as she did [on the Simone project] in any state other than happiness.”

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