2.1: Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1999)

Break-ups! Autobiography! Pop crossovers! Season 2 of Deeper Cuts kicks off with a HUGE record from the late nineties, and a formative one for Shannon to boot while she was a musically curious 14-year old. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill consolidated the nu-soul movement as it connected with hip-hop, reggae, and other genres by the end of the twentieth century. It also provides some clarity on some of the ways that young people learn, correctly and incorrectly, about how love works and how it doesn’t. Dipping our toes back in for season 2, Graeme, Shannon and Rob talk about all of that as they navigate through a musical and cultural landscape unfamiliar to them… and discover how compelling it is, and how relatable the themes they evoke are, even today.

Our Spotify playlist has all the songs from this album. Each week, we’ll all the other albums we’ll cover this season to it as well, so check it out!

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