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After serving a three month sentence for tax evasion, former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be released from prison. To celebrate her release, Hill unveiled a new track aptly titled “Consumerism.”
Lauryn Hill released a statement along with her new track:

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 is available now via iTunes and is currently streaming on Soundcloud below:

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