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The Best Soul CD I've Heard

I bought it today - Lauryn Hill's MTV Unplugged 2.0 - and I totally love it! It's a double CD with all new material by Lauryn and she performs it alone with her guitar sharing wisdom from her life in between the songs. Words are futile in describing music. But the music and performance are boldly intimate and naked, emotionally intense, philosophical, religious, full of struggle and darkness and yet very positive and inspiring.

I feel that despite her young age Lauryn is already a soul legend. Other popular artists in the soul genre such as Alicia Keyes, Mary J Blige, Destiny's Child, and Janet Jackson are all fine performers. However, Lauryn Hill is so genuine, true, and original and I compare her to giants such as Stevie Wonder and Tracy Chapman.