Juicy Details, Please: 7 Autobiographies We’d Love to Read

April 3, 2012  |  
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Certainly by now you’ve noticed that the new side hustle for artists and entertainers, is to write an autobiography. Everyone from Common to Iceberg Slim has a book on the shelves. It’s hard out here for musicians these days. Everyone has a story to tell but it’s the people below who we want to hear from the most. While these autobiographies will probably never happen, with one for certain, we know that people would be snatching these hardcovers off the shelves if they were to ever come to fruition. Simply because, we’re nosey like that.

Lauryn Hill

I had to start with the best. If everyone on this list were to write an autobiography, I’d want to read Lauryn’s first and then read it again after I’d finished everyone else’s. After The Miseducation and the following hiatus, turned disappearance, Lauryn had people from all walks of life wondering one simple question. What happened? Every time I talk about Lauryn I reference this video I saw of her giving a speech to some middle-high school aged students. In it there was a light about her. She was 25 at the time and regrettably we, the public, haven’t seen her in this fashion since then. I need Lauryn to write an autobiography so we can have some closure. I have to laugh at myself because it sounds crazy, right? She’s a stranger. But the thing is when your music has such a profound effect on people, they feel, whether logically or illogically, like they know at least a portion of you. In this hypothetical, dream autobiography Lauryn has got to tell me what went down with she and Wyclef, what happened with the marriage that never happened with Rohan and why she became so disenchanted with the music industry. And really, why she started asking folks to address her as Ms. Hill…

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