Inspired by Lauryn Hill

Apple Music R&B

Inspired by Lauryn Hill

Despite her extended sabbatical, the influence of hip-hop and neo-soul first lady Lauryn Hill endures on this playlist of admirers (Nicki Minaj, Kanye West), descendants (Alicia Keys, Tink), and collaborators (John Legend). In particular, Jazmine Sullivan balances the Fugees' R&B-reggae with Hill's gospel-soul power on “Need U Bad,” and Jorja Smith echoes her cadence on “Blue Lights.”