Lauryn Hill's forever-relevant debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is one of the greatest projects in music history. So the fact that her producer, Phil Nicolo, reveals that a follow-up to the 17-year-old, Grammy Award-winning album is "closer than ever to finishing" is amazing news.

Fans of L. Boogie certainly were surprised to learn that she's created enough material to release a new album, The FADER reports.

For the magazine's 100th issue, writer Carrie Battan spoke with Hill's producer about the Miseducation follow-up. The effort will sound similar to her 1998 release but is "much more musical." Her new songs will feature political commentary and be deeply personal considering she's drawing inspiration "from all of her inputs."

Hill did release a collection of live songs complied for her second album, MTV Unplugged No. 2.0., in 2002. But an LP with new, refined songs has been missing from her repertoire for awhile.

The 40-year-old artist has also released a slew of original singles like "Consumerism" and covers including Nina Simone's "I've Got Life."

With the possibility that Lauryn Hill stans can get songs like "Ex-Factor" or "Zion" again, the only question: when is the release date? The former Fugees member may keep everyone waiting for a while.

Check out some fan reactions to the news of a forthcoming Lauryn Hill album below.

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