Lauryn Hill Hints New Album After 11 Years

Grammy-winning singer/rapper and ex Fugee Lauryn Hill has implied plans to finally release a follow-up to her 1998 solo debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Hill’s solo album went multi-platinum and propels her to be one of the most iconic female emcee ever to grace hip hop.

According to Hill, she is more concerned with reacquainting her fans with her voice rather than focusing on guest collaboration for a possible comeback LP.

“We’re getting closer,” Hill said about a new album. “We’re getting closer. That’s all I can say. I have respect for what people do. I also like to hear the eclectics, I like to hear the mixture. There’s a lot of different creative energies out there right now. I respect the different sounds that I’m hearing. It’s been such a long time since I’ve gotten my voice and my ideas [out]. In terms of collaborations, that’s not even something I’ve been thinking about per se. I’m happy that people are still making music. That we still have a platform with which to make music. It’s gonna be interesting to see what the future holds.”

Lauryn Hill in 1999 after her debut album “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” took home five trophies from her 11 nominations, including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album; the most ever for a woman. In an interesting twist, Hill’s album proved to be such a commercial and critical success that it shed doubt on the Fugees‘ future. Their in-fighting became common knowledge, and matters were complicated when many fans interpreted Miseducation’s various anti-stardom rants as a public dissing of co-Fugee Wyclef Jean.