A note on the 20th Anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Buying a ticket to a Lauryn Hill concert is an act of faith, given her history of cancelling or arriving late. Yesterday she tested our faith, arriving 80 minutes late for her show in Brussels, leaving after 40 minutes of performing, to then return after 10 minutes for another 40-minute performance. Consequently, the audience turned impatient and ungrateful. But knowing what the ‘Miseducation’ has meant for music, I can only be grateful to have witnessed a legend like ms. Lauryn Hill perform. That one album won five Grammys and sold more than nineteen million copies. Lauryn Hill is the f*cking mother of hip-hop feminism, a progenitor of a generation of strong coloured women. Few albums stood the test of time like the ‘Miseducation’ did. Then, when journalists of Belgian newspapers (@demorgen) criticise the live reinterpretations of her own songs for being melodramatic, bombastic and irritating, they fail to understand that for fans these songs channel the sound and fury of an entire musical century. She was phenomenal. With her verbal dexterity undiminished, the revamped songs she performed in Brussels just proved that the music was bigger than her. And me? I will never lose my respect for, nor faith in Lauryn Hill, because she has brought me faith when I needed it the most (ps. swipe and listen for yourself).