Lauryn Hill Released From Prison

Posted 04 Oct 2013 in Artist News, Industry Insights

Three months ago, singer songwriter Lauryn Hill of the Fugees and quite a few other projects had to put a hold on her life to serve a short term for tax evasion. However, much to the relief of fans of this stellar musician, Hill was released on October 4th, though details on whether or not she has managed to pay off the nearly $1 million dollars in taxes she refused to pay have yet to be made public.

Lauryn Hill

While news of her release would be great in and of itself, Hill also dropped a single, “Consumerism” to commemorate her return to the free world. “Consumerism” is quite a loaded track; Hill’s 200 mph verses paint a overarching picture of the singer’s take on the consumer culture. Officially titled “Consumerism Part One: Letters from Exile”, the song was partially recorded before Hill’s sentence, and was completed primarily over the phone in order to be ready for her release.


In addition to the new track, Hill also penned an open letter detailing her thoughts on the consumerist culture and the current sociopolitical state of the world. Seeing as Hill has been heavily involved and vocal in several different political movements during her career, this letter promises to provide a unique perspective on some pretty important issues.

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