If you’re into conscious-y, spoken word-y speed-raps that slightly shame you into briefly wanting to take a stand against everything wrong with society, take a listen to Lauryn Hill’s “Consumerism.”
Ms. Hill, who’s scheduled to be released from the big house today, debuted the pre-prison bid track on her Tumblr last night.
“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
“Consumerism” will be on L Boogie’s forthcoming Letters From Exile album.
Like it? Buy it. And then selfie yourself listening to it.