Lauryn Hill

Background

Lauryn Hill was born Lauryn Noelle Hill in East Orange, New Jersey.

Biologically, she is mother to:-

  1. Zion David Marley
  2. Selah Marley
  3. John Nesta Marley
  4. Sarah Marley
  5. Joshua Omaru Marley
  6. Micah Hill

Portrait

Lauryn Hill

Doo Wop ( That Thing )

 

Videos

Lauryn Hill

  1. Lauryn Hill – Tell Him
    • Profile
      • A track originally not included in the original LP, it’s a love song, either to her lover or to Jesus Christ.
      • This song is laden with Biblical references ( as is the rest of the album ).
    • Videos
      • Lauryn Hill – Tell Him (Audio)
        Channel:- Ms. Lauryn Hill
        Published On:- 2020-February-20th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  2. Lauryn Hill – Nothing Even Matters
    • Profile
      • Album:- Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
      • Released On:- 1998-July-7th
      • Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment
      • Nothing Even Matters · Lauryn Hill / 蘿倫希爾 · D’Angelo
      • The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill ℗
      • 1998 Ruffhouse Records LP
      • Released on: 1998-08-25
      • Associated Performer: Lauryn Hill Featuring D’Angelo / 羅倫希爾
      • Associated Performer, Composer, Executive Producer, Lyricist, Producer, Vocal: Lauryn Hill / 蘿倫希爾
    • Videos
      • Lauryn Hill – Nothing Even Matters
        Channel:- Ms. Lauryn Hill
        Published On:- 2017-January-17th
        Added On:- 2021-November-18th
        Link
  3. Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop (That Thing)
    • Profile
      • Album:- Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
      • Released On:- 1998-July-7th
    • Videos
      • Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop (That Thing) (Official Video)
        Channel:- Ms. Lauryn Hill
        Published On:- 2011-March-27th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  4. Lauryn Hill – Sweetest Thing
    • Profile
      • Album:- Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
      • Released On:- 1997-March-11th
      • “The Sweetest Thing” (Featuring The Refugee Camp All-Stars) 1997 of the original soundtrack to the 1997 film Love Jones.
    • Videos
      • Refugee Camp All Stars – The Sweetest Thing (Official Video) ft. Lauryn Hill
        Channel:- RefugeeCampVEVO
        Published On:- 2018-September-18th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
      • Lauryn Hill-Sweetest Thing
        Channel:- muzicjunkie95
        Published On:- 2010-August-19th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  5. Bob Marley Feat Lauryn Hill:- Turn your lights down low
    • Videos
      • BOB MARLEY FEAT LAURYN HILL “Turn your lights down low”
        Channel:- wikigirl2212
        Published On:- 2008-February-29th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  6. Lauryn Hill – Ex-Factor
    • Profile
      • Sampled
        • Sampled By Drake in his song “Nice For What
    • Videos
      • Lauryn Hill – Ex-Factor (Official Video)
        Channel:- Ms. Lauryn Hill
        Published On:- 2010-June-23rd
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  7. His eye on the sparrow
    • Videos
      • His eye on the sparrow Lauryn hill and Tanya Blount
        Channel:- Mélinda
        Published On:- 2007-August-19th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  8. Lauryn Hill – Who’s Loving You
    • Videos
      • Lauryn Hill – Who’s Loving You
        Channel:- Ms. Lauryn Hill
        Published On:- 2015-November-16th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link

Fugees

  1. Fugees – Fu-Gee-La
    • Videos
      • Fugees – Fu-Gee-La (Official Video)
        Channel:- Fugees
        Published On:- 2013-November-13th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  2. Killing me softly with his songs
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Fugees
        Published On:- 2011-March-27th
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link
  3. Ready or Not
    • Videos
      • Fugees – Ready or Not (Official Video)
        Channel:- Fugees
        Published On:- 2010-October-23rd
        Added On:- 2021-November-14th
        Link

Interviews

Prince & Van Jones

  1. Van Jones
    • CNN Tonight With Don Lemon:- Van Jones on Prince’s humanitarianism
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- CNN
          Date Published:- 2016-April-22nd
          Link

Lyrics

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill – Tell Him

Genius.com

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[Intro]
Yo, he-he, tell him um, (Huuu)
It’s like, uhh, you know, uhh
Sweet, sweet, sweet
Tell him
Uhh
Mmm-m-m-m

[Verse 1]
Let me be patient, let me be kind
Make me unselfish without being blind
Though I may suffer, I’ll envy it not
And endure what comes (Daah)
‘Cause he’s all that I got (Uuu) tell him (Aha)

[Refrain]
Tell him I need him (Yeah)
Tell him I love him (Tell him who it hit)
And it’ll be alright (It’ll be alright)
And tell him (Tell him)
Tell him I need him (Be alright)
Tell him I love him (Tell him I love him)
It’ll be alright (Be alright)

[Verse 2]
Now I may have faith (I may have faith) to make mountains fall
(To make mountains fall)
But if I lack love, then I am nothin’ at all
I can give away (I can give away) everything I possess
But left without love then I have no happiness
I know I’m imperfect (I know I’m imperfect), and not without sin
(Not without sin, nah)
But now that I’m older, all childish things end (Ohh)
And tell him (Tell him)
[Refrain]
Tell him I need him (Tell him I need him)
Tell him I love him (Ha-ah)
And it’ll be alright (It’ll be alright)
Tell him (Tell him)
Tell him I need him (Tell him)
Tell him I love him (Tell him) (Be alright)
It’ll be alright (Be alright)
Oh, yeah

[Bridge]
I’ll never be jealous (I’ll never be jealous)
And I won’t be too proud (Houu)
‘Cause love is not boastful (Noo)
Oooh and love is not loud
Tell him I need him (Tell him I need him)
Tell him I love him (Tell him I love him)
Everything is gonna (Everything), is gonna be (Everything) alright
Ya-eee-ya-eee-ya-eee-ya-eee-ya-eee-ya-eee-ya-eee-ya-eee
Uuu-u-uu (Uuu)
Yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Uuu-u-uu (Uuu)
Ah-ah-ah

[Verse 3]
Now I may have wisdom (I may have wisdom)
And knowledge on Earth
But if I speak wrong, ooh, then what is it worth? (What is it worth?)
See what we now know is nothing compared
To the love that was shown when our lives were spared (Uuh)
And tell him (Tell him)

Lauryn Hill & D’Angelo – Nothing Even Matters

Genius.com

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Now the skies could fall
Not even if my boss should call
The world it seems so very small
‘Cause nothing even matters at all

Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters at all
Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters at all

See I don’t need no alcohol
Your love makes me feel ten feet tall
Without it I’d go through withdrawal
‘Cause nothing even matters at all

Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters at all
Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters at all

These buildings could drift out to sea
Some natural catastrophe
Still there’s no place I’d rather be
‘Cause nothing even matters to me

Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters to me
Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters to me

You’re part of my identity
I sometimes have the tendency
To look at you religiously
‘Cause nothing even matters to me

Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters to me
Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters to me

Now you won’t find me at no store
I have no time for manicures
With you it’s never either or
‘Cause nothing even matters no more

Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters no more
Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters no more

Now my team could score
And make it to the Final Four
Just repossess my 4×4
‘Cause nothing even matters no more

Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters no more
Nothing even matters
Nothing even matters no more

 

Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop (That Thing)

Genius.com

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[Verse 1]

It’s been three weeks since you were looking for your friend
The one you let hit it and never called you again

‘Member when he told you he was ’bout the Benjamins?
You act like you ain’t hear him then give him a little trim
To begin, how you think you’re really gon’ pretend
Like you wasn’t down and you called him again?
Plus, when you give it up so easy you ain’t even foolin’ him
If you did it then, then you’d probably fuck again
Talking out your neck, sayin’ you’re a Christian
A Muslim, sleeping with the jinn
Now that was the sin that did Jezebel in
Who you gon’ tell when the repercussions spin?

Showing off your ass ’cause you’re thinking it’s a trend
Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again
You know I only say it ’cause I’m truly genuine
Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem

Baby girl, respect is just a minimum
Niggas fucked up and you still defending ’em
Now, Lauryn is only human
Don’t think I haven’t been through the same predicament

Let it sit inside your head like a million women in Philly, Penn
It’s silly when girls sell their souls because it’s in
Look at where you be in, hair weaves like Europeans
Fake nails done by Koreans
Come again
(A win win, come again
A win win, come again)

[Hook]
Guys, you know you’d better watch out
Some girls, some girls are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing

[Verse 2]
The second verse is dedicated to the men
More concerned with his rims and his Timbs than his women
Him and his men come in the club like hooligans
Don’t care who they offend, poppin’ yang (like you got yen!)
Let’s stop pretend, the ones that pack pistols by they waist men
Cristal by the case men, still in they mother’s basement
The pretty face men claiming that they did a bid men
Need to take care of they three or four kids
And they face a court case when the child support late
Money taking and heart breaking, now you wonder why women hate men

The sneaky, silent men
The punk, domestic violence men
Quick to shoot the semen, stop acting like boys and be men
How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?
How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?
How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?
Uh-uh, come again (Yeah)
Hey, yo-yo, come again
My French men, come again
My sister, come again

[Bridge]
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
[Hook]
Girls, you know you’d better watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing
Guys, you know you’d better watch out
‘Cause girls, some girls are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing

Girls, you know you’d better watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing

[Skit/Outro]
Class!
Hey, we’ve got some very intelligent women here, man
Do you think you’re too young to really love somebody?
(No! No, no, I don’t think so)
I say it for me, uh, I’m an adult I say, wait
“You’re too young to be in love, this is silly
You’re infatuated or whatever, you got nice jeans
You wear fancy Adidas”
I mean, it might be something I don’t know
(It’s the difference from loving somebody and being in love with somebody)
Well, you tell me. What’s the difference?
(Okay. You can love anybody but when you’re in love with somebody you’re looking at it like this—you’re taking that person for what he or she is no matter what he or she look like or no matter what he or she do)
(You’re crazy! You fall in love, you can fall out of love)
(You might stop being in love with them but you are not gonna stop loving that person)
(Maybe they ain’t never been loved before or been in love before, they don’t know what the feeling is to be loved)
(She poetic)
She killed it, we could end that conversation with that, right?

Marley

Turn Your Lights Down Low (Remix) –  The Best Man (Music from the Motion Picture) – Track 9

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[Bob Marley] & [Lauryn Hill]
Turn your lights down low
And’a pull your window curtain
Oh let Jah moon come shining in
Into our life again
Saying ooh, it’s been a long, long time [Long, long time]
I kept this message for you, girl
But it seem I was never on time
Still I wanna get through to you, girl
On time
On time

[Chorus]
I want to give you some love
I want to give you some good, good lovin’
Oh I, oh I, oh I
I want to give you some good, good lovin’

[Lauryn Hill] & (Bob Marley)
Turn your lights down low
Never ever try to resist, oh no
Oh let your love come shinin’ in
Into our lives again
Saying: ooh, I love you, (I love you)
And I want you to know right now
Ooh I love you
And I want you to know right now
That I, that I
I wanna give you some love
I wanna give you some good, good lovin’
Oh I, oh I, oh I
I wanna give you some good, good lovin’

Pre – Hook : Lauryn Hill
Loving you is a like a song I replay
Every three minutes and thirty seconds of every day
And every chorus was written for us to recite
Every beautiful melody of devotion every night
This potion might, this ocean might carry me
In a wave of emotion to ask you to marry me
And every word, every second, and every third
Expresses a happiness more clearly than ever heard
And when I play ‘em, every chord is a poem
Telling the Lord how grateful I am cause I know him
The harmonies possess, a sensation similar to your caress
If you asking then I’m telling you it’s yes
Stand in love, take my hand and love Jah bless
Right, right

[Bob]
I want to give you some good, good loving
Turn your lights down low
And-a pull your window curtains

[Lauryn]
And let Jah love come tumbling in
Into our lives again

[Bob]
Sayin’, it’s been a long, long time

[Lauryn]

I got this message for you, boy

[Bob]
But it seems I was never on time

[Lauryn]
Still I wanna get through to you, boy

[Bob and Lauryn]
On time
On time
I want to give you some love
I want to give you some good, good lovin’
Oh I, oh I, oh I
I wanna give you some good, good lovin’

[Lauryn]
Good, some good, good, good, good, good, good

[Bob]
I want to give you some good, good lovin’

[Lauryn]
Good, good
Oh I, oh I
I wanna give you some good, good lovin’
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Yeah
Please don’t forget passionate
Babies in the bassinet
You call, we be ready
Ha ha, Ma steady
Yeah, yes
Baby love

The Sweetest Thing

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The unexpected
Multi-dimensional
Unexpected sound of the Refugee All-Stars

The sweetest thing I’ve ever known
Was like the kiss on the collarbone
The soft caress of happiness
The way you walk, your style of dress
I wish I didn’t get so weak
Oooh, baby, just to hear you speak
Makes me argue just to see
How much you’re in love with me

[Hook]
See like the queen upon her throne
It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I’ve known
It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I’ve known

I get mad when you walk away (don’t walk away)
So I tell you leave, when I mean stay
Warm as the sun dipped in black
Fingertips on the small of my back
More valuable than all I own
Like your precious, precious, precious, precious, precious, baby, dark skin tone

[Hook]

It was the…Ah
I tried to explain
Ah…but baby, it’s in vain

Speaking on my mother’s phone
The touching makes me think I’m grown, (you ain’t grown)
Sweet prince of the ghetto
Your kisses taste like armaretto
Intoxicating, oh, so intoxicating
How sad, how sad that all things come to an end
But then again, I’m, I’m not alone

His Eyes His On the Sparrow

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Why should I feel discouraged
And why must the shadows come
Tell me why should my heart feel lonely
And long for heaven and home
When Jesus is, is my portion?
A constant Friend is He
His eye is on
On the sparrow
And I know He watches me
I sing because I’m happy
I sing because, ’cause I’m free, oh
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches over
Yes, he watches me, yeah

Lyrics – Snippet

  1. Doo Wop(That Thing)
    • How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?
  2. Lauryn Hill, Ready or Not, Fugees
    • I must confess, my destiny’s manifest.
  3. Lauryn Hill, When It Hurts So Bad.
    • And if you ever been in love/Then you’d understand/That what you want might make you cry/What you need might pass you by.
  4. Forgive Them Father
    • To survive is to stay alive in the face of opposition/ even when they comin, gunnin I stand position.
  5. Lauryn Hill, ‘Lost Ones’
    • Consequence is no coincidence.
    • Wisdom is better than silver and gold. I was hopeless, now I’m on hope road.
    • Miscommunication leads to complication
  6. Lauryn Hill, ‘Mr.Intentional’
    • Wake up, you’ve been sleeping. Take up your bed and walk. Stop blaming other people. Oh, it’s nobody else’s fault.
    • The only help I need to live is unprofessional. The only wealth I have to give is not material.
      And if you need much more than that, I’m not available.

Words

  1. A friend once said, and I found to be true, that everyday people, they lie to God too, So what makes you think, that they won’t lie to you.
  2. All of humanity is living in a dream world, but suffering real consequences
  3. If everyone is a product of this society, who will say the things that need to be said and do the things that need to be done, without compromise?
  4. I consider myself a crayon. I may not be your favorite color but one day you’ll need me to complete your picture.
  5. It’s more important to be righteous than to be right
  6. It’s difficult because we live in a world that doesn’t really respect the creative and intellectual contributions of women. It’s more like ‘Oh, you’re so cute. Be quiet. Shhh, don’t talk too much.’
  7. Once you compromise yourself in one way, you compromise yourself in another way. And you’ve just opened the door to compromise, mediocrity, settling
  8. Never be afraid of not knowing. Find out.
  9. We don’t want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.
  10. Tomorrow is always another day to make things right
  11. I tried to manipulate and control people and I harbored resentment. I wanted to be forgiven but I wouldn’t forgive others
  12. Now, don’t you understand man universal law, What you throw out comes back to you, star? Never underestimate those who you scar. Cause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard
  13. I wrote these words for everyone who struggles in their youth, who won’t accept deception instead of what is truth

Collaboration

D’Angelo

Nothing Even Matters

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  1. Rohan Marley, Zion Marley
    • “Nothing Even Matters” is a duet performed by Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo. It’s the 12th track on Hill’s classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
    • The song fluidly brings back the theme of love and how it can make everything else seem irrelevant.
    • “Nothing Even Matters” was inspired by Hill’s relationship with Rohan Marley.
    • She dedicated one of her earlier tracks to their first son, Zion.
  2. Lauryn’s Take
    • Lauryn Hill said the following about “Nothing Even Matters”
      • I wanted to make a love song, á la Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, and give people a humanistic approach to love again without all the physicality and overt sexuality.
  3. D’Angelo
    • D’Angelo talked to the Rolling Stone about his collaboration with Hill:
      • Collaborating with Lauryn was very cool. She was warm and sweet. Originally, we were going to swap tunes for each other’s projects because I was working on Voodoo at the same time and my keyboardist James Poyser was also working with her. I went to her house in New Jersey, she played a lot of songs for me and gave me a rough copy to listen to. When Lauryn and I went into the studio together, I laid down my vocals in the course of an hour.

 

Social Media

Instagram

  1. Vanessa Bryant
    • To my forever Valentine, I love you so much. Missing you so much on your favorite holiday. Te amo per sempre. Kisses to you and Gigi in heaven. Happy Valentine’s Day, my babies. With all my love, your boo-boo. ❤️song: Tell Him @mslaurynhill
      Link

 

Twitter

  1. Beyoncé
    • I heard a snippet of Beyoncé performing Ex-Factor. What a beautiful voice she has and what a wonderful acknowledgment. Soooo gifted. -MLH
      Link

 

Scripture

1st Corinthians 13

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If I speak in the tongues a of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, b but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Referenced Work

  1. Wikipedia
  2.  Billboard
    • The ‘Ex-Factor’: How Drake, Cardi B & More Sampled Lauryn Hill’s ‘Miseducation’ Single
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