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Lauryn Hill Just Got Out Of Prison And Has Already Released A New Song, 'Consumerism'

By 10.04.13

Fifteen years later, Lauryn Hill hasn’t released a follow-up to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, but within hours of being released from prison, where she was serving time for tax evasion, Hill recorded a new song, “Consumerism.”

At this rate, she’ll only need to spend 47 years in the slammer before we get another album.

“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 (Via)

You can purchase the track on iTunes. Hill could use the scratch.

(via Getty Image)

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