Lauryn Hill has been inspired by the tragic events currently unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown. To pay homage to the slain teen, the singer has released a song dedication called “Black Rage.”
The sobering track, which she originally debuted during her 2012 Life Is Good tour, was recorded in her living room. Hill re-worked Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things,” in which she sings about “social control” and “wounds in the soul.”
“Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person / Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens / Black human packages tied up with strings / Black rage can come from all these kinds of things,” she sings. “Black rage is founded on blatant denial / Squeezed economics, subsistence survival / Deafening silence and social control / Black rage is founded on wounds in the soul.”
The song is available for download or stream via her SoundCloud page.
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