The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill turned 20 on August 25 this year.
Numerous fans and artists have spoken on the importance of Lauryn Hill‘s seminal Miseducation album since it turned 20 last month. Now, Adele has spoken on the album’s impact on her.
— Adele (@Adele) September 19, 2018
“I saw Lauryn Hill in 1999 at Brixton Academy when I was 10 years old. Tonight I saw her play at the Hollywood Bowl. I’ve just turned 30,” she begins in a heartfelt letter to Hill. “What a woman what a record, by far Miseducation is my favorite record of all time. Such an honest representation of love and life, I feel I can relate too but also I know there are elements and levels I never will be able to.”
“Ms. Lauryn Hill was on from in every way possible. Thank you for the record of a lifetime. Thank you for your wisdom! Thank you for existing. Happy 20th,” she concludes the letter with.
“The Miseducation was the first time I worked with musicians outside of the Fugees whose report and working relationship was clear. In an effort to create the same level of comfort, I may not have established the necessary boundaries and may have been more inviting than I should have been. In hindsight, I would have handled it differently for the removal of any confusion,” she wrote in a lengthy letter.
She also addressed why she’s often late to her own shows, writing:
“Me being late to shows isn’t because I don’t respect my fans or their time, but the contrary, It can be argued that I care too much, and insist on things being right. I like to switch my show up regularly, change arrangements, add new songs, etc. This often leads to long sound checks, which leads to doors opening late, which leads to the show getting a late start. This element of perfectionism is about wanting the audience to experience the very best and most authentic musical experience they can from what I do.”