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Lauryn Hill, 'Lost Ones'

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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.

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