AUDIO: Lauryn Hill – Consumerism

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Lauryn Hill gets released from Prison and releases a new song titled “Consumerism.”  The track almost sounds as if it was accidentally uploaded at a higher speed than what it was recorded at but it eventually grows on you as it forces the listener to have to keep up with Hill’s quick flow.  The production is all over the place as well as it features some nice live instrumentation.  Still, the song’s finest moment comes in the form of its chorus which features some soft and mellow vocals for a nice contrast against Lauryn’s Twista-like delivery.  See what Ms. Hill had to say on the matter below.

“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.”

“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

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