When Lauryn Hill was queen.
Lauryn Hill occupies an almost saint-like place in the rap/R&B canon. In 1998, after the dissolution of The Fugees, a 23-year-old Hill released her debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and set the record for first-week sales by a female artist. She hasn't released a proper album and has largely avoided the public eye since. Thus, her nearly unbelievable possession of both a voice of gold and a snarling, swaggering, technically proficient rapping persona takes on the feeling of a myth that grows larger with each retelling.
Click through to revisit 10 of Hill's best tracks.