Lauryn Hill’s Bob Marley Obsession

Lauryn Hill had five children with Rohan Marley, one of Bob Marley’s sons.  She recorded her first and most successful album, The Miseducation of Lauren Hill at Marley’s Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica.  Another one of Bob Marley’s sons, Julian Marley added guitar to a track off the album “Forgive Them Father“.  Hill also began writing a screenplay about the life of Bob Marley, in which she planned to act as his wife Rita.

Her Marley obsession didn’t stop there, as the album cover album cover for “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” was inspired by the The Wailers 1973 Burnin′.  Check it out…

Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of lauryn hill bob marley burnin album cover

Bob Marley Burnin' The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Album Cover

In an interview, recording engineer Gordon Williams recalled the recording of “Lost Ones

“It was our first morning in Jamaica and I saw all of these kids gathered around Lauryn, screaming and dancing. Lauryn was in the living room next to the studio with about fifteen Marley grandchildren around her, the children of Ziggy, and Stephen, and Julian, and she starts singing this rap verse, and all the kids start repeating the last word of each line, chiming in very spontaneously because they were so into the song.”

It’s not the first time an artist has paid tribute to another artist on an album cover.  Click below for a couple other ones…

The Clash Pays Tribute To “The King” Elvis Presley

Genesis Paid Tribute To The Beatles On The Album Cover Of 3X3

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