Lauryn Hill, whose public appearances have been few and far between since her days back in the 90s as a member of the Fugees, posted the message below to Twitter Wednesday night. It contained a link to an old, stripped-down demo of a song she has been performing over the last few years called “Black Rage.”
An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO. – MLH https://t.co/47v9BEDoN6
— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) August 21, 2014
“Peace for MO,” Hill wrote, in reference to Ferguson, Missouri, where protests have continued for nearly two weeks in the wake of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting by a police officer there. The song, which takes its inspiration from The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things,” includes the lyrics:
Black rage is founded on blocking the truth.
Murder and crime, compromise and distortion,
Sacrifice, sacrifice who makes this fortune?
Greed, falsely called progress,
Such human contortion,
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things.
Listen to the track below, via Soundcloud:
[Photo via screengrab]
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