Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Joint: "Black Rage" (Lauryn Hill)

Ms. Lauryn Hill is back with a self-described "sketch" of her song "Black Rage," which she dedicates to the people fighting for racial equality in Ferguson, Missouri and if this is a sketch, then I don't know if I am ready to hear the complete recording because this is already flawless and hands-down one of, if not the best songs I've heard all year.

 "An old sketch of 'Black Rage,' done in my living room," the singer wrote on her website of the tune that dates back to at least 2012. "Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO."

Riffing on the melody of "My Favorite Things," Ms. Hill's lo-fi recording features acoustic guitar, shaking percussion and the sound of children in the background and relates to how the realties of America have created a society where people of color are not worried about creating a list of favorite things because of on slot of terror we face.

Take a listen to Ms. Hill's sublime anthem "Black Rage" and if you like what you hear, cop the download while supplies last.

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