Lauryn Hill is a great artist. this was her first solo album and she conveyed in it so many ideas and intuitions. i can say that it is a prophetical work from the poetical and musical point of view. and it's a summary of black american music history: soul, funky, hip-hop and much more. some songs as "Ex-Factor", "To Zion", "Doo Woop" and "Every ghetto, every city" are timeless masterpieces. unforgettable.