Lauryn Hill gets released from prison and releases new song 'Consumerism'
After spending three months in prison for tax evasion, R&B singer Lauryn Hill was released from a minimal security Federal Correction Institution in Danbury, Connecticut Friday morning.
Lauryn Hill gets released from prison and releases new song ‘Consumerism’
Hill was initially sentenced for failing to pay over a million dollars in income over a two year span beginning in 2005.
In a timely fashion, Miss Hill has released a new song called “Consumerism”, which is ironically now available on iTunes. In the song Hill raps at light speed while calling out a list of societal issues. It has got a punk rock tinge to it.
Here is a statement she released coinciding with 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.