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Publication Date

11-21-2022

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Lauryn Hill, Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, hip-hop, rap, race

Abstract

The release of Lauryn Hill’s 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a watershed moment in the history of hip-hop and the intersection between music and race. On this album, Hill created a narrative that embraced Black love, attempted to educate audiences, and drew on Black musical heritage, elevating Black womanhood and nuancing perceptions of Blackness in American culture. Through musical and lyrical analysis, this paper explores the importance of Miseducation's narrative within the cultural milieu of the late 1990s and its continuing impact on hip-hop and Black American culture.

Volume

13

Issue

2

Article Number

3

First Page

85

Last Page

99

DOI

10.15385/jmo.2022.13.2.3

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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