On the eve of her release from a three-month prison stint, Ms. Lauryn Hill has released a new track entitled "Consumerism." She impressively zips through the entire track in her eternally-conscious way. "Consumerism" will be released on her upcoming project, Letters From Exile. Accompanying the song, which you can listen to below, L. Boogie released the following statement.
"'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 to much recently, so I'm not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in an 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."