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Lauryn Hill’s New Single “Consumerism”

Via Billboard

Lauryn Hill has the perfect idea for a coming-out party — she’s releasing a new single.

The former Fugees singer is due to leave jail today, three months after her imprisonment for tax evasion. To mark the occasion, she’s dropping the song “Consumerism.” It’s a brutal track where Hill speed-raps through the full gamut of society’s mad ways.

“Consumerism” was written before Hill’s incarceration, and mixed while she was locked-up.

A message posted by Hill on her Tumblr page explains the background to the track:

“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking its level.”

If you’re brave enough, you can listen below.

See, told you. We appreciate Lauryn for what she used to do for us, but it’s over now. Very, VERY, over…

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