Lauryn Hill has definitely made a name for herself in the world of music.
Beginning her tour of music with the Fugees, Hill crafted a solo album that would yield several Grammy Awards.
Lauryn's style of music is soulful, colorful and real, this is primarily the reason that people of all backgrounds can relate to her sound.
After receiving a ton of spotlight for all of her accomplishments, Lauryn vanished from the public eye. Hill eventually came back to us and dropped the "MTV Unplugged No.2.0"
album which was full of personal struggles and feelings that she experienced throughout her hiatus.
Now that we are up to speed a bit, Unhinged Reviews would like to shed some light on "Ex-Factor" from the 98' MISEDUCATION album. This song contains excellent production and powerful lyrics that focus on the heartfelt dialogue we often experience during "complicated" relationships. There are a lot of songs that attempt to capture this raw mixture of passion and honesty, but Lauyrn's effort hits the mark "perfectly". "Loving you is like a battle and we both end up with scars", lyrics like this are the reason that the album was and is still an instant classic. Healthy relationships consist of give and take, but it seems a lot of people missed that boat when it came around the dock.
"Is this just a silly game that forces you to act this way"- Lauryn Hill- "Ex-Factor"
How many times have we felt like asking or actually asked our partners if they are playing a game? When it comes to love and putting emotions on the line, most people fall short because they don't want to get hurt. But then, there are those few that don't even know how to love another person in the first place. Now, no one's an expert on Love here, but listening to the song lets listeners know that we aren't the only ones out here going through the struggle. Fighting to maintain your own identity and mentally fund a relationship can be an exhausting chore, so make sure they are worth the effort.
"No matter how I think we've grown, you always seem to let me know"-Lauryn Hill "Ex-Factor"
It'd be easy to breakdown every line of the song, but we won't do that here in today's review. Just want to shed the light on the fact that this song is food for thought, water for elephants and wind for sails. It's an amazing track from a world-class album that is definitely a favorite in the archives here at Unhinged Reviews. So what's your favorite line from the song? And how does it make you feel? Isn't that what music's all about? Feelings.
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