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Lauryn Hill breaks her silence

LAURYN HILL In 1998, singer/rapper Lauryn Hill became

In 1998, singer/rapper Lauryn Hill became the first female musician to win five Grammys in one year. Photo Credit: Getty Images

    Lauryn Hill isn’t just set to tour again. She may soon start work on a new album as well.

    In a rare interview with NPR News, Hill, who, more or less, dropped from sight after her “Unplugged” album in 2002, said that she is considering it. “I’m trying to open up my range and really sing more,” she told NPR’s Zoe Chace. “I don't think people have really heard me sing out, so if I do record again, perhaps it will have an expanded context, where people can hear a bit more.”

    Hill is set to play the Rock the Bells festival on Governors Island on Aug. 28, an unexpected appearance that she said was due in part because she feels her youngest daughter is old enough to understand that Hill “can leave her for a period of time and know she's going to be OK.”

    “I think it's just time,” Hill says. “I’m starting to get excited again.”

    That news, as well as Chace’s characterization of Hill – who prefers to be addressed as Ms. Hill and not Lauryn – as being more stable and healthy, should get a lot of people looking for the true follow-up to “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” excited again.

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