- Name: Lauryn Hill
- Born: 05/26/1975 (45 years old)
- Occupation: Singer, songwriter, rapper
- Website: lauryn-hill.com
Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and rapper known for being a member of Fugees, and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won many awards and broke several sales records. Often regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, as well as being a pioneer in the Neo soul genre. Hill is widely credited for breaking barriers for female rappers, popularizing melodic rapping and for bringing hip hop to popular music. She has influenced many artists of various genres.
Birth Name: Lauryn Noelle Hill
Alias: Ms. Lauryn Hill, L. Boogie
Genre: Hip hop, R&B, soul, neo soul
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Lauryn Hill quotes :
I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture.Lauryn Hill
When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.Lauryn Hill
I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics.Lauryn Hill
For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda.Lauryn Hill
As musicians and artists, it's important we have an environment - and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society.Lauryn Hill