.

The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

45

Lauryn Hill, 'Lost Ones'


Lauryn Hill, 'Lost Ones'
Anthony Barboza/Getty Images
45/50

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 1998

The opening track on Hill's landmark solo debut album is a reminder of how viciously this great singer could rhyme. It was recorded in Jamaica, and Hill raps (and, in the chorus, croons) in her version of a Trenchtown patois; "Lost Ones" sounds like a spit-roasting indictment of her former Fugees bandmate and ex-lover Wyclef Jean, who must've been quaking in his Timbs.


blog comments powered by Disqus
 
www.expandtheroom.com