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Exclusive: In honor of Lauryn Hill's birthday, HipHopDX Music Editor Kathy Iandoli unearths some of Lauryn Hill's rarest rhymes.

Lauryn Hill turned 39 yesterday. It's the last year of the Fugees veteran's '30s, yet when we first met her she was still in her teens. It's crazy to think that L-Boogie has been a part of our musical lives for over two decades, but she has. Over the course of time, Lauryn Hill has been known for a lyrical prowess that few can match. Her ferocious delivery, her wordplay and subject matter are just a few of the many attributes Lauryn Hill possesses. In honor of her birthday, here are 15 bars you may have never heard before that embody Lauryn Hill the rapper — from remixes to freestyles and guest appearances. Check them all out below.

"Killing Me Softly (Sound Barrier Remix)" (The Fugees)


"Ready Or Not (Clark Kent Remix)" (The Fugees)


"Don't Cry Dry Your Eyes" (The Fugees)


"Ex-Factor (A Simple Breakdown Remix)"


"Stay Gold" (Young Zee)


"Bellevue (Da Bomb)" (Kulcha Don)


"Allies" (Poor Righteous Teachers)


"Keep It Tight" (DJ Skribble)


"Sweetest Thing Freestyle"


"All My Time" (Paid & Live)


"So High (Cloud 9 Remix)" (John Legend)


"Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Mix)" (The Fugees)


"Here But I'm Gone" (Curtis Mayfield)


"Maxine" (Heavy D)


"Funkmaster Flex Freestyle" (The Fugees)

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  • Meeeee

    I remember watching the first one, the score was the first cd album I bought. wish she made more music!

  • moresickaMC

    Top 20 MC ever. male or female. wish she had a bigger discography

  • wwad

    nigga i dont give a fuck i pronounce fugees the same way as "huggies" nigga i dont give a fuck im radical spread this knowledge

  • HHDX whats goin on

    now hhdx you got this masterpiece editorial, really giving the youth some game. and you got the hipPOPdx goin on with the kanye west jayz bs...man i just dont know. but this is a great article, and i hope folks really research it

  • lauryn is a LEGEND

    even though lauryn fell off, and the prison stint was just absurd, lauryn is a Queen, and her the miseducation of lauryn hill is beautiful. the score is dope. i wish people were still fuckin with l boogie. would a lauryn hill/andre 3000 tape be dope..i think it would

  • gman

    WOW!!, This takes me back "Long Time". This is a really good compilation of trax. thanx HHDX.

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    Rick Ross spits better bars. The Fudgesicles can't stay on beat at all. 1/5

    • anonymous

      nah u right this maxine character under me is probably an old head from the 90s still on that dust or just living in the past the last video (or song) is the perfect example of what your talking about not only were they not on beat but they butchered perfectly good old songs to create this cheesy ass freestyle not to mention theyre rhymes were trash....

    • Maxine

      Bless your heart! You keep on believing that mess. Haha.

  • STFUUIgnants

    when I first hear her verse on that Poor Righteous Teachers track, had to rewind like 15 times *ding*

  • Anonymous

    L Boogie a real life super saiyan.

  • Dan

    A true hip hop queen. She never needs 20 thousand cheap products to sell her music.