Who has the best female rap album of all time: Lauryn Hill or Cardi B? | The Tylt
Lauryn Hill and Cardi B made history with their debut albums. In 1991, Hill won Album of the Year for "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," and was the first female rapper to do it. Hill would go on to collect five additional GRAMMY Awards for the same album. Fast forward to 2018, and Cardi B is the first female rapper to win a GRAMMY Award for Best Rap Album. Every song on her "Invasion of Privacy" album eventually went gold or platinum. Both ladies created beloved bodies of work, but which album is your favorite?
Who has the best female rap album of all time: Lauryn Hill or Cardi B?
"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" left an imprint on music that still stands today. The album is a compilation of stories about relationships and revolutions and takes listeners through Hill's personal journey of heartache and healing.
"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" sold 423,000 copies within seven days, and Hill fusion's of traditional vocals and rap lyrics on the album expanded the spectrum of hip-hop.
Cardi B came from humble beginnings and looked completely shocked when she accepted the GRAMMY for her debut album "Invasion of Privacy." The album is a compilation of the Bronx native's rags-to-riches story and upbeat dance tracks, while still managing to expose a vulnerable side to the artist.
Cardi beat out a slew of seasoned male rappers such as Nipsey Hustle and Pusha T for the GRAMMY in the same category. And not only did she win, she made "ratchet" mainstream.