I am going to repress my anger at Lauryn Hill for hoarding her talent through the years, instead of sharing it with her loyal fans who just want amazing vocals over melodic beats and share with you my excitement that Lauryn has picked up the mic again. On the Life Is Good/Black Rage tour with Nas, Hill recently debuted a new track called “Black Rage.” Folks in Dallas, TX were in for an old-fashioned lesson from Lauryn Hill. There was no “Miseducation” there.
Ever the messenger, Hill prefaced her performance by saying:
“I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad. So obviously, this is a song about confrontation, right?
So I said, Black rage is founded, fed us self hatred, lies and abuse while we waited and waited.
Spiritual treason, its grid and its cages, Black Rage is founded on these kinds of things.
Black Rage is founded on drain and draining, threatening your freedom, to stop your complaining, poisoning your water while they say it’s raining.
Then call you mad for complaining, complaining.
Old-time bureaucracy controlling the youth, Black Rage is founded on blocking the truth…”
And that wasn’t all. Hill went on in her lyrics, tackling racism, black pain and the historical cause of it.
Check out her message being delivered, lyrically below:
Do we have Lauryn Hill back?
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