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Lauryn Hill along with Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, and Alice Smith, among others, is one of many artists who have recorded covers of Nina Simone’s most popular songs for an upcoming compilation album. The album was created to accompany the documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?
According to Rolling Stone,
Hill originally agreed to record two songs for the record, but she became so swept up in the experience that she ended up recording six. She also went on to serve as a producer on the comp alongside Robert Glasper.
Hill also released a statement about her contribution to the compilation album,
“Because I fed on this music, both hers and lovers like her, like my basic food, I believed I always had a right to have a voice. Her example is clearly a form of sustenance to a generation needing to find theirs. What a gift.”
What Happened, Miss Simone? premieres on Netflix on June 26th. Listen to Lauryn Hill’s beautiful cover of “Feeling Good” below.
Feeling Good – Ms. Lauryn Hill