Lauryn Hill is an excellent singer and rapper, as most people can see by hearing her songs or watching her in the movie Sister Act 2. This album can really prove her ability to influence her listeners. I'm not much of a fan of songs that are all rap, because I feel bored by the second verse begins and I don't feel it shows true singing ability.
TRACKS and RATINGS:
1) Intro. This one's the intro, and it's one of the things where the teacher does attendance and goes, "____________(name)?" No answer. It's just an intro, so no rating.
2) Lost Ones. This is one of the mostly rap songs. I don't like it at all, and the only times Lauryn shows off her great voice is a few, all times in the backround and nearly inaudible. R: 3/5
3) Ex-Factor. I like this song a lot. It's a really beautiful song (instrumental, melody, harmony), and Lauryn expresses great singing ability. R: 5/5
4) To Zion. The rhythm is excellent, and it reminds me of a band song called March Zuma. It's a great song, and its only problem is the ending. It's just a bit weird. R: 5/5
5) Doo Wop (That Thing). This is another song I really like. There's only a bit of rap, great melody, a nice song to listen to. Excellent rhythm. I like the chorus. R: 5/5
6) Superstar. This song's okay, not the best. The chorus gets a bit annoying after a while, but its a good song. R: 4/5
7) Final Hour. This is another all-rap song. It's like some sort of freaky chant, repeating thes words. At the very end, the song tries to save itself, but its too late. Listeners have already changed the track in hope for something better. R: 3/5
8) When It Hurts So Bad. Very good, except for the beginning. Otherwise, its up there with all the 5 star songs. R: 5/5
9) I Used To Love Him. Again, the beginning's weird. Its even weirder!