In August 1998 Lauryn Hill released the seminal album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and now, 20 years later, she’s announced an Australian tour celebrating that record. And she’s bringing hip-hop heavyweight Nas along with her.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is perhaps the most recogniseable record to emerge from the 1990s neo-soul movement that included artists such as Erykah Badu and D’Angelo. The single Doo Wop (That Thing) propelled Hill to international super stardom.
It was Hill’s first solo record away from Fugees, the group she was a member of with Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel. The album’s sound built on the soul and hip-hop of Fugees by adding elements of reggae that came from recording sessions in Kingston, Jamaica.
Lyrically the record spoke of Hill’s experience as a new mother, her relationship to religion and gospel music, love, heartbreak, and her frustrations working in Fugees.
Lauren Hill last appeared in Australia at Byron Bay Bluesfest in March.
Tickets go on sale at 2pm Tuesday, September 11. Tickets here.
Thursday February 7 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Sunday February 10 – Riverstage, Brisbane City
Wednesday February 13 – Sydney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne