It just so happens some really influential people in Hip Hop were born in the month of May. Some of the artists include Andre 3000, The Notorious B.I.G, Heavy D, Jadakiss and Remy Ma and the legendary Lauryn Hill, who turns 41 today [May 26, 2016].

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The New Jersey native is a musical pioneer as the success following her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, made history. Ms. Hill was the first woman (and Hip Hop artist) to win five Grammys: Album Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B album.

Prior to all of Lauryn Hill’s solo success, she was known for being lead vocalist in The Fugees with two other group members, Wyclef Jean and Prakazrel “Pras” Michael. The group, formerly known as Tranzlater Crew, released two albums; but only the latter of the two was successful. The Score did so well that the group also made history, selling 17 million copies—making them the highest selling rap group of all time. The sophomore album featured the hit song “Killing Me Softly,” and won two Grammys for best rap album and best R&B performance by a duo or group.


Although Lauryn Hill hasn’t released any new music recently, she is still very relevant to Hip Hop and continues to tour the world with her legendary music.

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