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Lauryn Hill Reveals Why She Never Recorded A Second Album After Her Iconic ‘Miseducation’

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Lauryn Hill Reveals Why She Never Recorded A Second Album After Her Iconic ‘Miseducation’


In the decades after ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ the Fugees singer has yet to record a follow-up. Lauryn Hill blames ‘politics’ and a lack of ‘appreciation’ for why she never released a second studio album.

1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains one of the most critically-acclaimed and commercially successful albums of all time – and fans of Lauryn Hill have been waiting over two decades for a follow-up. The notoriously reclusive Lauryn, 45, shared insight into why she has yet to record her second studio album on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums podcast, exclusively available on Amazon Music. In an email interview, the Fugees singer chalked the silence up to the lack of “appreciation” from her label, and the toll recording took on her family. “The wild thing is that no one from my label has ever called me and asked how can we help you make another album– EVER…EVER. Did I say ever? Ever!”

“With The Miseducation, there was no precedent. I was, for the most part, free to explore, experiment, and express. After The Miseducation, there were scores of tentacled obstructionists, politics, repressing agendas, unrealistic expectations, and saboteurs EVERYWHERE. People had included me in their own narratives of THEIR successes as it pertained to my album, and if this contradicted my experience, I was considered an enemy. Artist suppression is definitely a thing. I won’t go too much into it here, but where there should have been overwhelming support, there wasn’t any.”

Lauryn Hill performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP)

Lauryn also said she was reluctant to put her family through the process of recording another album. “I create at the speed and flow of my inspiration, which doesn’t always work in a traditional system. I have always had to custom build what I’ve needed in order to get things done. The lack of respect and willingness to understand what that is, or what I need to be productive and healthy, doesn’t really sit well with me,” she said. “The warp speed that I had to move at, in order to defy the norm, put me and my family under a hyper-accelerated, hyper-tense, and, unfortunately, an underappreciated pace. I sacrificed the quality of my life to help people experience something that should have been unreachable before then.

“When I saw people struggle to appreciate what that took, I had to pull back and make sure I and my family were safe and good. I am still doing that. I continue to tour and share with audiences all over the world, but I also full-time work on the trauma, stifling, and stunting that came with all of that, and how my family and I were affected.”

In the 22 years since Miseducation, Lauryn has released a trickle of new music, including a handful of non-album singles and a live album: MTV Unplugged 2.0, taken from her 2002 performance of the same name. The album, which contained new music from Lauryn, received poor reviews. Internet music commentator Todd In The Shadows dissected the performance and the context around it. While he extended sympathy to Lauryn and what she was going through at the time, he described MTV Unplugged 2.0 as full of “unfinished, unreleasable songs with no hooks that all sound the same.” Lauryn hasn’t put out a major project since.

While looking back on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’s legacy, the former Fugee singer said, she does hear things on the record “that could have been done differently but the LOVE in the album, the passion, it’s intention is to me, undeniable. I think my intention was simply to make something that made my foremothers and forefathers in music and social and political struggle know that someone received what they’d sacrificed to give us, and to let my peers know that we could walk in that truth, proudly and confidently. At that time, I felt like it was a duty or responsibility to do so. … I challenged the norm and introduced a new standard. I believe the Miseducation did that, and I believe I still do this—defy convention when the convention is questionable.”

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Sofia Richie Rocks A Sexy String Bikini While Hitting The Beach In St. Barts — Photos

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Sofia Richie looked super cute in the white and orange two-piece that she fashioned for her day at the beach in St. Barts! Check out the young model’s swimsuit style. 

Sofia Richie had some fun in the sun on her recent trip to St. Barts! The model, 22, enjoyed a day at the beach, where she was photographed sporting a super cute orange and white bikini. Sofia accessorized her beach day look with a green bucket hat and wore a pair of sunglasses to keep the beaming rays out of her eyes. Along with being photographed by paparazzi, Sofia also shared a few photos to her Instagram account on April 19, which featured her look!

Sofia Richie shows off her ripped abs as she poses for pictures on the beach in a green hat and bikini during a getaway with her new boyfriend Elliot Grainge in St Barts [BACKGRID].

Sofia has really been enjoying her island getaway, and she’s posted about it on her social media accounts! Prior to her recent carousel post, Sofia shared a photo of herself with her new boyfriend, Elliot Grainge, going for a ride in a luxurious convertible. In the photo, Sofia could be seen positively beaming, as she lifted her arms in the air and threw up two peace signs.

The model also captioned the snap with the perfect word to encapsulate her day. “Dreamy,” she wrote alongside the photo, which was seemingly captured by Sofia’s pals Nicolas Bijan and Roxy Bijan. While Sofia has been keeping her romance fairly low-key, she’s clearly been enjoying herself with her new beau in St. Barts!

Sofia Richie shows off her ripped abs as she poses for pictures on the beach in a green hat and bikini during a getaway with her new boyfriend Elliot Grainge in St Barts [BACKGRID].

It also seems that Sofia’s newfound romance has a lot of support from her famous father, Lionel Richie. “There is a deep level of trust between [Sofia and Elliot],” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Their dads are very close, so she’s known him a long time. Her dad could not be happier.” Indeed, there’s already a lot of trust between the families, since Lionel has known Elliot’s dad, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge, for years. Plus, Elliot is quite accomplished, himself!

“He studied business and after he graduated her launched his own record label, he’s very ambitious and very smart. Everyone in Sofia’s life is happy about this, they all think he’s a great choice. She’s such a sweet girl she deserves a really great guy and by all accounts Elliot is a winner.” As Sofia continues to enjoy her tropical getaway, take a look at her and more stars rocking swimsuits on the beach with the gallery above!



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Mark Wahlberg Honors Mom Alma After Her Death With Photo Of Her & His 4 Kids: ‘Miss You’

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Mark Wahlberg paid tribute to his late mother, Alma Wahlberg, with a beautiful photo of her cuddling up with her grandchildren.

Gone, but not forgotten. Mark Wahlberg honored his mother, Ama Wahlberg on Instagram with a sweet photo two days after announcing the devastating news to his fans. The Transformers star, 49, posted a beautiful throwback of Ama sitting on a couch surrounded by his four adorable kids: Brendan, 12, Ella, 17, Grace, 11, and Michael, 15.  Mark and his wife, Rhea Durham, are in on the cuddles, too.

He captioned the post, “Miss you grandma” with a red heart emoji. Mark announced 78-year-old Ama’s death in an April 18 tweet. The Daddy’s Home star posted a lovely photo of his mother with a huge smile on her face, captioning it, “My angel. Rest in peace.” Ama’s other children, including singer Donnie Wahlberg, also honored their mother online. Donnie, 51, penned a lengthy tribute on Instagram accompanied by a slideshow of photos and videos.

“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman,” he wrote, in part. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I’ve ever known.”

Mark Wahlberg took mom Ama as his date to HBO’s Golden Globes party in 2005 (Jim Smeal/ BEI/ Shutterstock)

Ama was mother to nine children and was a regular fixture on Wahlburgers, the A&E reality show that followed the family’s Boston-based burger chain. The show, which aired from 2014 to 2019, showcased many members of the Wahlberg family, including son Paul Wahlberg — who later named another restaurant Alma Nova in her honor. “I was very hesitant and nervous at first,” Alma told USA Today in 2014 about being on the show. “[My sons] said, ‘You can talk to a wall, Ma. You won’t have any trouble.’”



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Suri Cruise Sports Long Hair While Posing With Flowers & Goofing Off With Friends On 15th Birthday

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Suri Cruise looked super sweet while enjoying her 15th birthday in the Big Apple! The teenager showed off her long hair and posed with some flowers as her friend snapped some pics!

Suri Cruise is another year older! The teenage daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise turned 15 years old on April 18, and she looked like she had a total blast on her big day. The newly minted 15-year-old spent her birthday out and about in New York City and was spotted having some low-key birthday fun. Suri and a few of her pals were seen snapping some photos together while posing with a pretty bouquet of pink and white carnations.

Suri Cruise celebrates her 15th birthday in style with friends, ice cream, and flowers. Suri was seen having a great time with her friends while they enjoyed having ice cream together and later posing for selfies with a bouquet of flowers on April 18, 2021 [BACKGRID].

The birthday girl also showed off her long, brunette ‘do, and looked like the spitting image of her famous mom, 42. Naturally, Suri followed the necessary safety precautions while celebrating her birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her friends wore protective face masks while having fun in the Big Apple. The teens only removed their face masks while smiling for a quick photo, or enjoying some delicious ice cream!

Despite her birthday falling during the middle of a pandemic, Suri truly showed the she was enjoying her day like so many around the world who celebrated their special days during COVID-19, as well. Suri’s mom, Katie, made sure to celebrate her daughter’s birthday by taking to Instagram and sharing a carousel of photos to her social media account. Far more precious than the intimate pics of Suri and her mom, however, was the sweet caption Katie wrote and dedicated to her teen.

Suri Cruise celebrates her 15th birthday in style with friends, ice cream, and flowers. Suri was seen having a great time with her friends while they enjoyed having ice cream together and later posing for selfies with a bouquet of flowers on April 18, 2021 [BACKGRID].

“Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you,” Katie wrote, adding a string of exclamation points and a number of emojis. “I can’t believe you are already 15!” Katie concluded the post. It’s hard to believe that Suri is already 15 years old. After all, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was just a tiny tot being photographed while out with her famous parents.

Over the course of the last few years, though, Suri’s adoring mom has made a concerted effort to offer her daughter as normal an upbringing as possible. Suri’s bond with her mom is so incredibly strong and it’s amazing to see the teen grow up to be her Katie’s mini-me. Fans cannot wait to see what the future holds for the teenager!

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