Ms. Hill is throwing all the anti-isms out at you, so hopefully you catch them all.
The Grammy winning artist is set for release from her three month prison sentence for tax evasion today, and to mark the occasion, Lauryn Hill dropped the new track ‘Consumerism.’ On the record, the Fugee alum speed raps over a guitar and drum heavy track that shuns society’s flawed ways.
Written before Hill’s incarceration, ‘Consumerism’ is one of Lauryn’s newest musical efforts to deal with many socio-political issues and the challenges she has experienced leading up to sentencing. Hill posted a message on her Tumblr page to further explain the record’s meaning:
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 it’s level.
‘Consumerism’ will appear on Hill’s upcoming project ‘Letters From Exile’ and is now available on iTunes.
Listen to the track below: