Lauryn Hill Releases a Chilling Dedication to Michael Brown (Audio)

The collective voices of outrage at the death of Michael Brown continue to grow in Hip-Hop. Lauryn Hill is the latest to stand in protest, at least in her music. Her song “Black Rage” is set to the tune of the Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things” but it is far from a list of pleasantries. Instead, Ms. Hill talks about many of the atrocities in life that fuel Black rage and, in turn, give her perspective about her own life. This is one of her most haunting works to date.

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Here are the lyrics:

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21 comments
Jdmcleod11
Jdmcleod11

Those with the greatest understanding are usually the most misunderstood. The folks calling Lauren crazy are probably not as informed as they would like to think they are. Don't let the media control your thoughts. Their goal is to keep you as a humble slave.

CheylaScantling
CheylaScantling

whenever you hear someone call a woman a bitch or crazy, turn your head to listen - she might have something to say. don't be confused by generational and historic degradation of women or any other minority. we should know by now that its used to shame, quiet and discredit.

Charmon329
Charmon329

Reminds me of Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit.

CheLiley
CheLiley

Wtg Queen....Way to freakin goooooo !!


grover173
grover173

Lauryn Hill, you're still a little bit loony in the head but damn, you are a powerful artist.  This is amazing stuff.

ZakiyyahAli
ZakiyyahAli

I just hope she got permission to use the music so she will not be sued!!

travander90
travander90

this track is so ill. ohh that beat gives me chills. although be weary of black rage, rage of man destroys, rage dosent know color.

VictorPerezUgarte
VictorPerezUgarte

We been on the death market for a long time, So why not be willing to die

grover173
grover173

@Charmon329 Funny you should say that...I put a youtube link to "Strange Fruit" on my facebook page right after I listened to "Black Rage".

KathleenMarshall
KathleenMarshall

I was once told you can learn something from the devil. And even though Lauren Hill appears to be sometimes unstable her skills are still are still in tact when least expected! Of course she's not the devil! But someone has has to bring the message in order for us to receive.

PatriciaMorgan
PatriciaMorgan

@ZakiyyahAli She doesnt have to. its a sample of the melody but its not on an album. You can use thing like this on mix tapes b/c they dont "generate income"