Many female rhymers, from Queen Latifah to Nicki Minaj, have destroyed the proverbial glass ceiling to become legends in their own right.In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 of the greatest female rappers of all time over a 31-day series, kicking off with an interview with MC Lyte. Day 31: Lauryn Hill There's no moment quite like when listening Lauryn Hill's vocal prowess on the Fugees' "Killing Me Softly." Every listen takes your breath away.You're young, you're just going with the flow, and by the time some of us decide to ask questions, it's too late.When you ask yourself those questions, you have to be ready for the answers that may cause a certain chain of events to take place.My mom had me go live with my uncle to get a better education in the suburbs than in the hood. This is the story about the Fugees: I had this vision of me in theses two girl. She says, 'She's still in the eighth grade.' I said, 'Eight grade? We were able to build incredible showmanship."The Making of "The Score""'The Score' [is] probably one of the most incredible experiences [of] my life. When we'd get a little bit of extra money we'd go to Kentucky Fried Chicken and get some biscuits; That was our highlight. There's been two or three experiences in my life and it sounded differently [each time].Cot damn.' She's like, 'But no, you have to meet this girl. It was hateful, it was happiness, it was sadness, it was bitterness, it was lust… Summer of '95 was considered a record breaking summer in New York; One of the hottest summer in New York. It's like seeing or hearing something and your third eye opens.""I'll put it like this: Adam and Eve, from the bible, were running around the Garden of Eden naked. ' I felt that each time, but there are moments [where] it was more heightened then others.""10% Dis" and Beef Amongst Female Rappers"To me it's all a part of hip-hop.She just came off the Apollo but don't hold that against her.' She didn't win the Apollo. If you went to her house, she had a room full of vinyls of classic soul music. They didn't know they were naked until they ate the food of knowledge; Some interpret that as the first time they had sex. That's what happened when I really first heard her sing it. I remember standing on the stage, playing the keys and she sung the first line. Back then, I had only met Antoinette once, and never seen her again except at the World but nonetheless it ['10 % Dis'] was done in the spirit of hip-hop. If you don't think you're the baddest MC then you might as well just sit down cause that's what hip-hop is all about. You can come up and win a different type of way, but you stand the chance of your ground being shaken.Back in those days, when something came on television you had to catch it in that moment. I was like, 'Don't worry about it.' I went to a part of Jersey where she lived [and] met her.""She was this young girl. She had all this knowledge.""After I met her, right on the spot I decided, 'She's the one right there. I told her parents, 'I'm going to make your daughter a star.' I felt like it was magic."The Making of "Blunted on Reality""We were young kids. We felt like we wanted to do something that can inspire people. I grew up listening to pop-rock because that's what my mom let us listen openly. When we got to making the first album, I felt like I was back in school. You have to put your stakes in and say, 'I have to come at you some point.'"That was then.
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