This is a pretty indicting article! Cuepoint writer Stefan Schumacher makes a pretty serious case for why our cultural fixation with Lauryn Hill must end. As he deconstructs the nearly two decades (it’s been that long!) since The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released, Schumacher points to how for all of Hill’s talents in her heyday, she has significantly depreciated as an artist. Schumacher wants us to be comfortable in accepting this, instead of anticipating Hill’s return with messianic fervor.
In some ways we agree with Schumacher- we should know when to say an era has passed. In other ways, we disagree- afterall, we DO still hope for another OutKast album AND they, in fact, did continue to make great music even after Aquemini.
Tell us what you think. And read the full article below the jump.
It’s Finally Time to Stop Caring About Lauryn Hill