She Begat This

She Begat This

20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Book - 2018
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An NPR 2018 Great Read

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with this eye-opening and moving exploration of Lauryn Hill and her remarkable artistic legacy.

Released in 1998, Lauryn Hill's first solo album is often cited by music critics as one of the most important recordings in modern history. Artists from Beyoncé to Nicki Minaj to Janelle Monáe have claimed it as an inspiration, and it was recently included in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, as well as named the second greatest album by a woman in history by NPR (right behind Joni Mitchell's Blue ).

Award-winning feminist author and journalist Joan Morgan delivers an expansive, in-depth, and heartfelt analysis of the album and its enduring place in pop culture. She Begat This is both an indelible portrait of a magical moment when a young, fierce, and determined singer-rapper-songwriter made music history and a crucial work of scholarship, perfect for longtime hip-hop fans and a new generation of fans just discovering this album.
Publisher: New York :, 37 Ink/Atria,, 2018.
Edition: First 37 InkAtria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501195259
Branch Call Number: 782.421649 H6468M
Characteristics: 155 pages ; 19 cm


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May 07, 2019

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill came out when I was 14 years old, and is still my favourite album of all time. This quick read is a really interesting sociological look at Ms. Hill, this album, and the politics surrounding it. If you love the album, it's a must read!


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