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Singer Lauryn Hill has broken her silence recently after being out of the media spotlight for almost a decade, telling NPR that she’s “starting to get excited again” about recording new music.

“The support system that I needed was not necessarily in place,” Hill told NPR regarding her lack of record releases in the past few years. “There were things about myself, things that I needed to go through and experience in order for me to feel like it was worth it.”

Hill, a five-time Grammy winner, spoke to the radio network earlier this month at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, California, during which she gave a rare performance.

The 35-year-old, who has five children with reggae legend Bob Marley’s son Rohan, plans on performing at the Rock the Bells festival series in August. Recording new music is the next step, she said, adding: “I think it’s just time and I’m started to get excited again.”

Hill’s best-known hits include “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, from her 1998 solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, as well as the Fugees’ 1995 song “Ready Or Not” and the group’s 1996 cover of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly”.

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