Definitely heard many of these songs back in the day but never sat down and listened to the whole thing until now. And now that I have, I understand the sentiment surrounding Miss Hill- this is an album that promises a long a fruitful solo career and it's a damn shame it didn't work out that way (mainly because of Lauryn's averse reaction to fame). This is significantly more impressive than The Fugees (who were pretty damn good in their own right) and Lauryn does as good a job melding soul with hip hop as I've ever heard. The production stands up damn well too, especially when compared with some of "The Score". So sadly it's safe to say this will always be Lauryn's definitive artistic statement- and it's a good one.