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Lauryn Hill Celebrates Prison Release With New Single



After serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion, Lauryn Hill is being released from prison later today and is marking the occasion with a new single called "Consumerism."

Hill speed-raps through a laundry list of societal ills over a chaotic rhythm that's more Death Grips than "Killing Me Softly." Her pointed voice brutally targets "corporate greed in Jesus’ name," decrying ageism, sexism, racism, fascism, "compromised commercialism," and "neo-McCarthyism."

Hill's release follows a controversial three-month sentence for failing to file tax returns on over $2 million in income over a two-year period beginning in 2005. Leading up to her incareration, she cited historical racism as one of the bigger reasons of her tax woes. On a brighter note, she recently inked a deal with Sony and a new record is reportedly in the works.



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Tags: lauryn hill, music / musician (rap and hip-hop)
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