Lauryn Hill I just shared the heartbreaking reason she hasn’t released another studio album since her solo debut in 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The former Fugees member became the first woman to win five Grammys for the album in one night but left the public for years after its release. In a new interview with Rolling Stones’ Amazon Music Podcast 500 Greatest Albums, Lauryn explained why she never released a full studio album again.
“The wild thing is that nobody on my label has ever called me and asked how we can help you make an album ever again,” she told the podcast. “Did I ever say? Always!”
She also said that while Miseducation gave her the freedom to experiment, the pressures to bring out a second album that lived up to the hype of the first were enormous.
“After the miseducation, there were dozens of obstructionists everywhere with tentacles, politics, suppressed agendas, unrealistic expectations and saboteurs,” she said. “People had me included in their own accounts of their successes with my album, and when this contradicted my experience, I was viewed as an enemy.”