I’m not sure if it’s her raspy voice or her slight east coast accent that makes you know she’s awesomeâ€¦ but there’s just something about Lauryn Hill that makes everything she says sound extra true!
I do know that it’s her vulnerability that makes me love her. If you’ve never seen or heard her MTV Unplugged 2.0 videoâ€¦ GET IT! I’m giving you a little clip here, but it’s not nearly as powerful without the music and the rest of her story backing it up. Basically, she went on national television and broke down, laid it out, preached, and just spoke straight up truthâ€¦ all while being completely unprepared and almost too emotional to finish her songs. In other words, I L-O-V-E it!
In this particular section I’ve chosen for you to listen to,Â Lauryn’s talking about how her life of fame, glamor, and beauty fell apart and she began discovering and owning the real herâ€¦ not the public image of herâ€¦ but the legit Lauryn, full of flaws and all (as you will even hear in the clip when she can’t find the lyric sheet she needs).
The reason I’m including it here is because it’s so inspiring to hear from someone who’s “made it” and who has achieved an extraordinary life, who is willing toÂ be open and share the lessons she learned along the way. Most of it has to do with how once she found who she really is and what she’s meant to do she found freedom.
Preach it sister.