Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lauryn Hill Loses Her Mind On New Single

Lauryn Hill had a bright future after her group The Fugees broke up. In 1998 she released her debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The album mixed hip hop and neo soul to create a classic album. Nothing much came from Hill after, an unplugged album and some weird behavior were all that she could give us. Despite guesting on songs with Joss Stone and John Legend and briefly reuniting with her former band, nothing came from Hill.
In 2010 a single leaked that went nowhere and no this week her new single is released. "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)" has electro flourishes and features Hill rapping in a non-stop rant about the world as a whole. This song came the same week that Hill was sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion.
"It's like post-war, they're looking for the Communists or who the Marxists is/ Ten thousand pictures on Facebook, it's like the pot calling the kettle narcissist," Hill raps in the second verse.
The song is calling everybody out on how we live our lives. Hill is clearly tired of "the man" being all up in her business. While the song is good and it's awesome to hear something from Hill this is nothing compared to her best songs like "Doo Wop (That Thing)."
Hill stated that she didn't want to release the song but was forced to by her label.
"Here is a link to a piece that I was 'required' to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music."
While the song is great and weird, it may be too late for Hill. She is currently working on a deal with Sony Entertainment to release whatever album this will be off of.

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