Lauryn Hill simply shared the heartbreaking purpose she has not launched one other studio album since her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The previous Fugees member was the primary girl to win 5 Grammys in a single evening for the album, however left the general public eye for years after its launch. In a brand new interview with Rolling Stone‘s Amazon Music podcast 500 Greatest Albums, Lauryn defined why she by no means launched one other full studio album.
“The wild factor is nobody from my label has ever known as me and requested how can we enable you make one other album, ever…ever,” she instructed the podcast. “Did I say ever? Ever!”
She additionally mentioned that whereas Miseducation supplied her the liberty to experiment, the stress of placing out a sophomore album that might reside as much as the primary’s hype was monumental.
“After the Miseducation, there have been scores of tentacled obstructionists, politics, repressing agendas, unrealistic expectations and saboteurs in every single place,” she mentioned. “Individuals had included me in their very own narratives of their successes because it pertained to my album, and if this contradicted my expertise, I used to be thought-about an enemy.”