Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones” is a direct inspiration for this project’s introductory track.
The production harnesses similar drum patterns, record scratch samples and overall harmony from the 1998 classic from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The lyrical flow borrows from Hill as much as the theme is cut from the same socio-cultural concerns she rapped about. Both songs deal with feminism, the concept of the material vis-a-vis the spiritual as well as the cultural definition of success and the downfall one finds when chasing its mainstream definition. Of course, Ms. Hill is credited on the Dj Scratch-featured track.