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Mystery of Iniquity Lineage

“Mystery of Iniquity” by Lauryn Hill explores the topic of the United States legal system, and the injustices the  people have faced by it. In all honesty, there are not many songs specifically about this subject matter. After digging further… Continue Reading →

Mystery of Iniquity

Bill Wolff: Today, Allie Manders talks about Lauryn Hill’s 2002 effort, “Mystery of Iniquity.” Lauryn Hill is an innovative artist who began as a member of the Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Jazz group,The Fugees. Hill brought this mixture of genres… Continue Reading →

Mystery of Iniquity Draft One

What I like: Honestly, I do not really like this podcast, it needs a lot of work. I think my speech pacing is fine, and the clips I have chosen work, I just need to add them in more smoothly…. Continue Reading →

Fourth Listen – Mystery of Iniquity

After several posts discussing the gravity of the lyrics of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s “Mystery of Iniquity” this is finally the one where they get to be fleshed out. The song begins with the chorus/hook that we can skip over, because… Continue Reading →

Third Listen – Mystery of Iniquity

Lauryn Hill’s career has displayed many different genres of work. Though she is predominantly hip-hop, her albums tend to show several different kinds of music, like reggae, soul, R&B, and even folk. In “Mystery of Iniquity” she displays two genres,… Continue Reading →

Second Listen of Mystery of Iniquity

The year was 2002 when Lauryn Hill released “Mystery of Iniquity” after it being recorded for MTV Unplugged the previous year. The U.S was in an all too familiar slump, the republican president was highly disliked, Tom Brady led the… Continue Reading →

The Mystery of “The Mystery of Iniquity”

For the podcast assignment, I have chosen Lauryn Hill’s song “Mystery of Iniquity,” specifically the version off of her MTV Unplugged 2.0 version(2002). Most people know this song even if they don’t know they know it, because the chorus of… Continue Reading →

Mystery of Iniquity and Angel Down

As an avid listener to music from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, I would like to think I have a good grasp of famous protest songs. However, when trying to think of protest songs released in my lifetime, I had… Continue Reading →

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