Here’s Vintage Footage of Lauryn Hill Showing and Proving Her Freestyle Vocab (Video)

Before becoming mega-platinum stars with multiple Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill and Wyclef used to actively go from school to school searching for worthy MCs to battle. One look at this vintage clip of Lauryn effortlessly flowing off the top over Wyclef plucking the acoustic guitar shows exactly why most MCs probably didn’t want it.

The footage is from a vintage episode of Yo! MTV Raps, where Hill and Clef were guests of Fab 5 Freddy. Fab even got in a bar of his own. After knocking out her verse, the two Fugees talked about the importance of freestyling in their shows and their battle rap pedigree. Take a look.

As one of the nicest MCs to ever pick up a mic, do you think Lauryn gets her just due?

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