Lauryn Hill of the 90’s hip hop group, The Fugees, is saying goodbye to jail today. The 38-year-old, Grammy-winning singer was locked up for three months due to tax evasion. To celebrate her release, Hill’s releasing something else-a hot new track, titled, “Consumerism.”
The fast-paced raps rip and tear through society’s downfalls. Hill wrote the song before her incarceration and it was mixed while she was in jail.
Hill posted a brief summary of her work on “Consumerism” via her Tumblr page.
“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.”
The track “Consumerism” will appear on Hill’s upcoming musical project, “Letters From Exile.”
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