Ms. Lauryn Hill - Consumerism Lyrics Part 1

Ms. Lauryn Hill - Consumerism Lyrics Part 2


“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 too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and 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 its level.”

– Ms. Lauryn Hill

Available now on iTunes: bit.ly/MLH_C

Lauryn Hill - Consumerism


In an review from the September 2013 issue of XXL Magazine, Nas took a look back at The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill in light of the album’s fifteenth anniversary. Here is an excerpt:

It’s a timeless record, pure music. And that’s what we don’t hear anymore. She birthed her sound, and that’s timeless. She didn’t try to be cool, she was already cool. She didn’t have to fit in with any style, she was the new style, and it’s a positive style. It represents the time period — a serious moment in Black music, when young artists were taking charge and breaking through doors. It cleared the way for rap music to be what it is today. We demanded that the whole world pay attention, so the music had to be that dynamic, and she represents that.

… Beyond that, musically, the content — it’s an album that everyone today should listen to if they wanna make an album. No matter who you are — R&B, rap, rock, soul, whatever — you wanna make an album, I would say everyone should take a listen to this before you start working on yours. And then I’ll go beyond that. It’s a piece of work that’s needed in your deck, in your CD chamber, in your iPod. It’s one of those records that you need.

Read more at XXLMag.com.


On Sunday it will have been 15 years since Lauryn Hill dropped her solo debut album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. While the project displayed Hill’s incredible musical ambition and an advanced level of lyrical dexterity on a number of tracks, it was not the first time we heard L-Boogie spit bars with finesse. The female third of The Fugees was gripping mics since her teen years, and evolved into one of hip-hop’s top lyricists over a long period of time. To celebrate the 15 of Lauryn Hill’s brainchild, XXL has unearthed some of Hill’s best bars to date. Some songs were hit singles; others were obscure freestyles. Regardless of where they were placed, it’s important to note that Hill’s got skills.

Read the list at XXL.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill


It’s been 15 years since the release of landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. A year after its release, Ms. Hill spoke with The Guardian newspaper in a passionate, funny and unguarded interview. The newspaper has reprinted that 1999 interview in Rock’s Backpages. Here is an excerpt:

.”I think a large part of my personality spills over into my music. No matter how pretty it gets, it’s never too pretty. There’s always gotta be something in there that’s rough. I think that’s me. No matter how high a note I sing, it’s always gonna be scratchy, just by virtue of my voice. I never record vocals with compression, because I want it to sound old, to sound rough, and I want you to hear everything that I intended you to hear. I don’t want anything cleaned up off the track. I love the human element of real instruments, as opposed to keyboards and modules. I love Hammond B3 organs and Wurlitzers, even when they’re out of tune sometimes. To me that presents what’s human about those instruments. Hip hop is the backbone, but I just love expanding those parameters.”

Read more from the 1999 interview in The Guardian.

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New show added! Ms. Lauryn Hill will be performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, May 14th. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/17bAL2O.

Ms. Lauryn Hill at the Music Hall of Williamsburg


Hello All:

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… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!


Neurotic Society - Compulsory Mix


Ms. Lauryn Hill is scheduled to perform at The Independent in San Francisco, CA this Sunday, November 18th! Tickets can be purchased at TheIndependentSF.com.


Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Black Rage” Lyrics

Ms. Lauryn Hill - Black Rage Lyrics