Ms. Lauryn Hill

Fresh off her prison sentence, artist Lauryn Hill drops some new material for fans to see where her mind is at. The new single “Consumerism” is a dose of the political as Hill spits an intellectual quick-word rap about the problems with the system. Using as many “isms” as she can find in the dictionary during the nearly five minute long track, she shows that she hasn’t lost her flow while a drum sampled mix plays in the backdrop. The single has a throwback feel to it and a refreshing indie sound. This cut comes off her upcoming Letters From Exile project, and she released the following statement with the single:

“‘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.”

– Ms. Lauryn Hill

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