Ya’ll probably hear the news about Lauryn Hill getting sentenced to 3 months in jail today in federal prison for failing to pay taxes on more than $2 million in earnings during a five-year period but wheat you might not know is that she dropped a fire new single over the weekend called “Neurotic Society”! When I first heard this joint I was listening from my speaker on my phone and I was just amazed by what I was hearing. I love the fact that Lauryn came back with a raw, unorthodox, unmastered, underground, “Neurotic” sounding beat. And I also really love that she just went in with the bars dropping major jewels with a lyrical verbal assault. Ms Lauryn Hill pulls no punches on this joint and although she felt it was rushed, it came across to me as the perfect song for the situation that’s surrounding her as well as in the current state of the world. I saw some comments about this song on the web and their very mixed, I think people who really understand what HipHop is all about will understand the dopeness of this and that’s all that matters, there will be time for hits from Ms Lauryn but right now it’s about the Underground and artistic/personal expression!
Check out Lauryn’s descrption of the song below:
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!