Lauryn Hill – “Consumerism” [SFPL Tunes]

On the eve of her release from her 3 month-long prison stint Lauryn Hill blesses us with some new music. Ms. Hill let’s go “Consumerism” a track she was trying to finish before she went in the slammer. The track has MS. Hill tackling social, political and cultural issues as she sees it. Lauryn explains the track which will live on her forthcoming album Letters From Exile in a letter :

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” is available now on Itunes but you can listen to Luaryn’s latest offering below.

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