R&B singer Lauryn Hill who had huge success in the music industry during the 90s has recently been released from prison for a three month stint for tax evasion. Now that she has been released she has dropped a new song called “Consumerism”. This is pretty big news seeing as Lauryn Hill has not released any new albums since the bestselling “The Miseudcation of Lauryn Hill” in 1998. Apparently she wrote the song before going into jail and here’s what she said about the song :
“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.”
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What do you think of the song?