Hill's first solo album may yet turn out to be her only solo album—but hey, at least it was one of the greatest albums of the late twentieth century.
Hill's follow-up album was recorded live in one night. She plays the guitar on every track, a move considered bold by some, humiliating by others. In any case, the album flopped terribly and was said to expose Lauryn Hill's personal breakdown a little more openly than many audience members wanted.
After a first album that bombed, The Fugees' sophomore effort was considered revolutionary, blending a soul sensibility and reggae inspiration with great hip-hop. Hill's reinterpretation of Roberta Flack’s 1973 hit "Killing Me Softly With His Song" on this album was a radio classic for years to come and paved the way for her solo career.