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Lauryn Hill Exudes Black Rage Exudes “Black Rage”

You have to love Lauryn Hill! Whenever she produces new music, it’s an important contribution to soul music. Her latest song “Black Rage” captures the zeitgeist of the moment. Saying that “rage is found in all denial of self”, Hill has that incredible, perceptive ability to tap into the nerve of Black existence. While this song has been a part of her live performance set since at least 2012, this is the first recording of it for public consumption. Written to the tune of “My Favorite Things”, this song totally subverts the merriness of Sound of Music, replacing that honey blondness with a fitting, haunting, Black melancholy. Download this full song below and read the lyrics. It is nation time!

Lauryn Hill Exudes “Black Rage”

Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person
Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens,
Black human packages tied up in strings,
Black rage can come from all these kinds of things.
Black rage is founded on blatant denial
Squeezed economics, subsistence survival,
Deafening silence and social control.
Black rage is founded on wounds in the soul!
When the dogs bite, when the beatings,
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad!
Black rage is founded: who fed us self hatred
Lies and abuse while we waited and waited?
Spiritual treason, this grid and its cages
Black rage was founded on these kinds of things.
Black rage is founded on draining and draining,
Threatening your freedom to stop your complaining.
Poisoning your water while they say it’s raining,
Then call you mad for complaining, complaining
Old time bureaucracy drugging the youth,
Black rage is founded on blocking the truth!
Murder and crime, compromise and distortion,
Sacrifice, sacrifice, who makes this fortune?
Greed, falsely called progress,
Such human contortion,
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things
So when the dog bites
And the beatings
And I’m feeling mad,
I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad!
Free enterprise, is it myth or illusion?
Forcing you back into purposed confusion.
Black human trafficking or blood transfusion?
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things.
Victims of violence both psyche and body
Life out of context is living ungodly.
Politics, politics
Greed falsely called wealth
Black rage is founded on denying of self!
So when the dog bites
And the beatings
And I’m feeling so sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t feel so bad!
so bad!

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