Lauryn Hill released from jail, creates new music
Lauryn Hill is once again a free woman after serving three months in prison for failing to pay more than $1.8 million in taxes between 2005 and 2007.
The Grammy-award winning artist pleaded guilty earlier this year.
Her new single “Consumerism” was released on the last day of her sentence.
Her new single Consumerism is a spirited rap attack on societal ills. She targets ageism, sexism, racism, fascism, “compromised commercialism” and “neo McCarthyism” in the track.The single picks up on criticism Hill made at the time of her arrest in 2012. On a post on her Tumblr blog she chastised pop culture’s “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.”
Hill spoke out in opposition of the sentencing when she was arrested in 2012. “Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual,” Hill wrote.
“I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns!
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