25 Of Lauryn Hill’s Best Bars From ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ And Beyond

Thug, drug dealer wife; consequence cut like a knife/Then we learned that only Jah and God can protect/You know the story, housing projects is purgatory/So, teach the youths they got more rights than Miranda/Tell ‘em this whole shit is propaganda. – The Fugees “Don’t Cry Dry Your Eyes”

Following the release of the Fugees’ record-breaking album, The Score, the NJ trio dropped an EP titled Bootleg Versions. This gem was on it. While the song was supposed to be a weirdly remixed version of their Bob Marley cover “No Woman No Cry” with Marley’s family, Lauryn used her time on the mic to spit social consciousness. This verse was a product of that, flipping metaphors about Miranda Rights and a whole lot of other things. Dope.

  • Maria

    This is a great list with a lot of tracks that people don’t know about, however I wish the writer was a bit more brave and addressed the Unplugged album where she killed every rapper in the game with just two songs: “Freedom Time” and “Mystery of Iniquity”. There’s so many jewels in those songs, it would take up all 25 posts.

  • Mils

    Woow I love this list , I want more lists like this

  • Jojo

    She’s so dope. No doubt Manifest is about Wyclef too. He played her pretty dirty.