Given the title and timing of Lauryn Hill‘s latest feature, you could be forgiven for assuming that Black Rage was written as a response to Michael Brown’s shooting and the ensuing chaos in Ferguson, Missouri. In reality though, the song was recorded in the artist’s living room years ago—and the anger and hurt evident in it have been brewing for centuries. Wryly borrowing a melody from classic Rodgers and Hammerstein showtune My Favorite Things, Hill changes the lyrics into a list of the assaults, injustices and indignities that have been, and continue to be perpetrated on black people the world over. The guitar backdrop’s raw feel fits with the record’s painful subject matter. This incisive cut isn’t part of anything larger, but we’ll keep you posted on Lauryn Hill’s plans as we learn more.
Written by richard on 08/21/14
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)" (2013)
Total DJ Booth Features:
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Heat Check: How Do You Feel About Drake’s “How About Now”
- 10 Must Have Hip-Hop Downloads of the Week (10/17)
- Freddie Gibbs x Madlib ft. Action Bronson, Joey BadA$$ & Ransom - Knicks (Remix)
- All 79 Things Chance the Rapper Hates on “No Better Blues”
- Lupe Fiasco ft. Sirah - Lilies
- ShayGray - No Sense of Accomplishment
- F*ck Norms: Why the Critics Are Wrong About Yung Lean
- Lorenzo Asher, The Director #TopProspects
- All 72 of Drakes Billboard Top 100 Songs
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.