A vin­tage pho­to of Lau­ryn Hill and her son Zion

Was it just yes­ter­day that I was in ninth grade smug­gling a com­pact disc of The Mise­d­u­ca­tion of Lau­ryn Hill into my very strict Catholic high school? Just kid­ding, I wasn’t cool enough to own that album, much less risk smug­gling it. But I did watch it hap­pen…

On that clas­sic record, Hill sung pas­sion­ate­ly about the birth of her first child, Zion Mar­ley. And now, 19 years lat­er, Zion is a father.

Proud grand­dad Rohan Mar­ley, post­ed the news to his Insta­gram account with a pho­to of Zion hold­ing his new­born son.

JAH RASTAFARI MORNING ” In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. ” ZEPHANIAH ” ” Unto Us a Child is Born ”

Zion also post­ed a video of his new­born son to his Insta­gram account.

Hill hasn’t yet com­ment­ed pub­licly.

Con­grats to the beau­ti­ful fam­i­ly!

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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4 Comments on "Lauryn Hill Just Welcomed Her First Grandchild, Because It’s Not 1998 Anymore"

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Wow… Lau­ryn was my inspi­ra­tion to go nat­ur­al (waaaaay back before all the NHM hoopla of now came along!). My twists style was based on her two strand stylee. :-)


WOW. Time needs to slow down a lit­tle.

Locs Girl

This just aged me and while I sing the song. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all!!


Beau­ti­ful and con­grat­u­la­tions!