Lauryn Hill Unveils Dizzying, Discordant New Song to Mark Her Release From Prison
Lauren Hill departs the court on May 6, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Hill plead guilty to tax evasion charges in June 2012 for failure to pay federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005-2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail sentence for each of the three accounts. The sentencing date was postponed from April 22nd. (Getty Images)more pics Lauryn Hill was released from prison this week after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. Hill, who has not released a full-length studio album since 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, marked the moment by dropping a new song, "Consumerism."
Longtime Hill fans might have trouble digesting the new track, which is not so much a song as an angry stream of words thrown over a dizzying rhythm. It sort of sounds like Hill wanted to see how many "isms" she could rail against in under 5 minutes, but no doubt there are some who are just happy to see her productive again.
If you're waiting for Lauryn's big "comeback song," this isn't it. It'll be a while.