The audience may think the top of their heads might blow off, when first hearing the song “Mystery of Iniquity” by Lauryn Hill. The album that the song was on (MTV Unplugged No. 2.0) went on to sell 5 million copies. Sure, there are females that rap, sure there are other ground-breaking studio productions that were a work of art in and of itself, and sure rappers use lyrics that connect to relationships, politics, faith, and cultural criticism, but not like the famous Lauryn Hill. The poetic devices in Lauryn Hill’s “Mystery of Iniquity” reveal society’s inevitable self-destruction through societal stigmas and stereotypes, justice system flaws, and religious references. To all the people who said that hip-hop had nothing important to say, and had not a lick of musical bone in them, this song was a smack in the face to all the haters.
American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress, Lauryn hill, was born on May 26, 1975 and raised in South Orange, New Jersey. Hill being around her musical-oriented family encouraged her to began singing during her childhood. She is best known for her solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” which broke several sales records and won numerous awards. Also, she is best known for being a member of the “Fugees”. With platinum selling and Grammy winning award group (The “Fugees”), Lauryn Hill broke through; but with her solo debut “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” in 1998 she found herself to be a creative force on her