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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