Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia
Alicia Keys: "I love this album! This is truly the epitome of that time in my life as a young artist dying to become known in the music world. This album really gave me tremendous inspiration! It is heartfelt, innovative...where soul meets hip-hop in the most organic way. Lauryn Hill is incredible and this album holds a beautiful place in my conscious."